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Release year: 1997 | Players: 1 player / multiplayer | Developed by Rare

Diddy Kong Racing (N64) Game

Diddy Kong Racing (AKA DKR or ディディーコングレーシング Didī Kongu Rēshingu in Japan) is a 3D racing video game developed and published by Rare for the N64 (Nintendo 64) 64-bit home console. With any doubt, this is one of our favorite N64 games of all time!

When it comes to kart-racing games, Diddy Kong Racing has been one of the favorites since 1997. It dethroned the number one 64-bit kart-racing favorite, Mario Kart 64 (N64), and easily gained more popularity in the market. But how impressive are the new features of this technical game for players across the world?

Players can choose single player adventure mode or the interactive hub world when playing the game. The nice and colorful graphics are really interesting that you may think it’s exclusively made for kids. But no. Diddy Kong Racing is actually a technical game that features intricate details for the player to beat racing opponents.

Diddy Kong Racing Cover Box

Diddy Kong Racing Cover (N64)

The adventure mode includes Diddy Kong, that first appeared on Donkey Kong Country (SNES), with some anthropomorphized animal friends like Conker and Banjo. Players need to compete in the racing track and avoid Wizpig, an evil intergalactic pig wizard. Each challenge is connected to a series of gripping events. Thus, Diddy Kong Racing offers a visually beautiful tour de force on Nintendo 64 consoles. It sports a full 3D character as well as vehicle models.

The kart-racing game is inspired by the famous Mario 64. It incorporates an island or hub world where the players can explore exciting even as they look for races. To win a race award, you need to unlock tracks so you can level up and get gold balloons. A total of 20 tracks are divided into 5 themed worlds which make the game more adventurous.

Diddy Kong Racing is not your typical kart-racing game. It’s a whole new upgrade system where players can drive through colored balloons and collect in exchange for an item. There are plenty of adventures and challenges to overcome hence some frustrating moments for players to experience. But all in all, it’s the best N64 game in the kart-racing genre today. Have you already played it online? What are you waiting for?

Diddy Kong Racing racing game has been ported to Nintendo 64, and Nintendo DS (DKR DS).

Diddy Kong Racing - Nintendo 64 (N64)
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