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Banana Coins are a type of currency used in the Donkey Kong games. They are golden coins with a Banana on them. These can be used to buy things (like Cranky's advices, Wrinkly's save points and Funky's advices).


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[]

These items first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They can be either used for paying the entry fee for Swanky's Bonus Bonanza, getting tips from Wrinkly Kong or Cranky Kong, and saving the game. They can also be used to get a rematch against a boss in the Game Boy Advance version.

Donkey Kong 64[]

These items reappear in Donkey Kong 64, Banana Coins are used to buy certain items and upgrades such as Guns, new moves and abilities, and musical instruments. In this game, each of the five playable Kongs collected a different color of coin: Donkey Kong collected the regular yellow coins, Diddy Kong collected red coins, Lanky Kong collected blue coins, Tiny Kong collected purple coins, and Chunky Kong collected green coins. In addition, special multicolored coins that gave five regular coins to each Kong could be found by using the shockwave attack obtained from the Banana Fairy Queen on special dirt patches with the DK logo on them.

Diddy Kong Pilot[]

Banana Coins were to appear in the cancelled game, Diddy Kong Pilot as a part of the mode, Cranky's Challenge. Six of them must be collected and Cranky must lose in the race for the player to win the track in this mode.

DK: Jungle Climber[]

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In DK: Jungle Climber, Banana Coins are found in each stage and can be used to buy certain stages.

Donkey Kong Country Returns[]

Banana Coins are found in every stage in Donkey Kong Country Returns, in many ways. Some are hidden, some are gotten by defeating certain enemies and some are found by blowing on dandelions and other things that can be blown apart. They are very common, and there are several of them in each stage.

The coins can be spent in Cranky Kong's Shop for things like Extra Life Balloons, or for Squawks.


Bonus Coin Static Items (excluding mostly Barrels) Bear Coin Static
General Animal TokenBananaBanana FairyBanana MedalBoss KeyCogCrestCrystal CoconutCrystal StarExtra Life BalloonGiant BananaGolden BalloonGolden BananaGolden FeatherHeadphonesK-O-N-G LettersPuzzle PieceRare OrbSupply CrateWatermelon
Coins Banana CoinBear CoinBonus CoinDK CoinKong TokenKremkoinNintendo CoinRareware CoinSilver Coin
Vehicles GyrocopterHot Air BalloonHover CraftMine CartMotor BoatRocket BarrelSkull CartTobogganTurbo Ski
Coconut ShooterCrateFeather BowGrape ShooterKannonballOrange GrenadePeanut PopgunPineapple LauncherTreasure ChestWatermelon Bomb
Shop Banana JuiceDK Barrel (DD, DX, CK & FK Barrels) • Heart BoostMap KeyRed BalloonSquawks the Parrot
Others Animal CrateEnd of Stage TargetHookKannonMelon CrateNo Animal SignRopeStage FlagTire
Miscellaneous Brothers Bear Items (Bowling BallMirror)