To obtain a blueprint, the Kongs must defeat one of the five Kasplats in each world. Each one of the Kongs can collect their own color blueprint (yellow for Donkey Kong, red for Diddy, purple for Tiny, blue for Lanky and green for Chunky). Every time a blueprint is given to Snide, the Kongs will receive a Golden Banana. Also when one is collected, more time is added to the last level, Hideout Helm. Once the Kongs get all of the blueprints, Snide will allow replay of minigames. However, this isn't necessary to complete the game.
- Once a blueprint is collected, it can be returned to Snide in any level, even if it isn't the one the player has found it in. (Example: A blueprint found in Jungle Japes can be returned to Snide in Angry Aztec.) Players can also turn in multiple blueprints at once and are rewared multiple Golden Bananas, depending on the amount turned in.