Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing
System Nintendo 64
Developer Rare
Genre Racing
Series Donkey Kong Series

An evil wizard named Wizpig has taken control of Timber the Tiger's island, stealing the Golden Balloons and sealing all but one of the race tracks. Timber sends letters out to his friends, including Diddy Kong, asking for their help.

In Adventure Mode, select your character and learn how to race with Taj the Elephant. Timber's Island is a free-roaming hub where you can access race tracks using Golden Balloons you win from races.

There are three different racing craft to choose from: the car, hovercraft and plane. Item balloons can be collected in different colours for different weapons, and collecting up to three balloons of the same colour will power-up that weapon.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ディディーコングレーシング Diddy Kong Racing 21 Nov 1997
US Diddy Kong Racing 24 Nov 1997
Europe Diddy Kong Racing 27 Nov 1997

Ports & Remakes

Nintendo DS Diddy Kong Racing DS



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While Banjo-Kazooie had already been unveiled, Banjo debuted in Diddy Kong Racing before the release of his own game.

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As with Banjo, Conker's own game, Twelve Tales: Conker 64 had also been unveiled when he made his debut appearance in Diddy Kong Racing. However, Conker's game was delayed and eventually remodelled into Conker's Bad Fur Day late in the life of the Nintendo 64.

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