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Banana Medal's artwork from Donkey Kong 64.

Banana Medals are special collectible items in Donkey Kong 64. They are collected by getting 75 bananas of one color by a playable Kong in each level. There are a total of 40 in the game, 8 for each of the five Kongs, and 5 for each level.

If the player collects 15 Banana Medals and visits Cranky's Lab, Cranky Kong will allow the player to play JetpacRareware's first game, on his computer. By scoring at least 5,000 points within the game, the player earns the Rareware Coin, which is needed to open the final door in the level Hideout Helm.



  • The minimum mandatory amount of Banana Medals is 15, however, by employing the use of glitches, it is possible to get the last Boss Key without any.[citation needed]
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)