For other uses, see Cranky's Hut
Bananacoin-dkcr.png Cranky's Lab Bananacoin-dkcr.png
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Exterior of the Cranky's Lab as seen in Donkey Kong 64.
Greater location(s) DK Island
Inhabitant(s) Cranky Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong 64
First Appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)

Cranky's Lab is where Cranky Kong resides in Donkey Kong 64. In here, the player can use Banana Coins to buy different potions to unlock techniques for specific characters.

Potions

Outside Cranky's Lab in Jungle Japes.

Diddy Kong inside the Cranky's Lab.

Cranky Kong sells potions that allow the Kongs to learn new moves. They become accessible once the player has reached a certain level of the game, at which point the potions will be available whenever a Kong enters Cranky's Lab, regardless of what level the lab is on. 

All Kongs

  • Simian Slam (Buttus Bashium) - For free, at the beginning of the game, in the DK Island.
  • Super Simian Slam (Big Buttus Bashium) - For five Banana Coins of any color, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Fungi Forest.
  • Super Duper Simian Slam (Bigga Buttus Bashium) - For seven Banana Coins of any color, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Creepy Castle.

Donkey Kong

  • Baboon Blast (Barrelum Perilous) - For three yellow Banana Coins, after reaching the level Jungle Japes.
  • Strong Kong (Strongum Kongus) - For five yellow Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Angry Aztec.
  • Gorilla Grab (Simium Strainus) - For seven yellow Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Frantic Factory.

Diddy Kong

  • Chimpy Charge (Hurtus Cranium) - For three red Banana Coins, after releasing Diddy Kong in the level Jungle Japes.
  • Rocketbarrel Boost (Boostum Highus) - For five red Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Angry Aztec.
  • Simian Spring (Leapus Largium) - For seven red Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Frantic Factory.

Lanky Kong

  • Orangstand (Palmus Walkum) - For three blue Banana Coins, after releasing Lanky Kong in the level Angry Aztec.
  • Baboon Balloon (Baboonus Balloonus) - For five blue Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Frantic Factory.
  • Orangstand Sprint (Palmus Dashium) - For seven blue Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Crystal Caves.

Tiny Kong

  • Mini Monkey (Kongum Smallus) - For three purple Banana Coins, after releasing Tiny Kong in the level Angry Aztec.
  • Pony Tail Twirl (Roundum Roundus) - For five purple Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Frantic Factory.
  • Monkeyport (Warpum Craftious) - For seven purple Banana Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Crystal Caves.

Chunky Kong

  • Hunky Chunky (Kremlinous Crushum) - For three green Banana Coins, after releasing Chunky Kong in the level Frantic Factory.
  • Primate Punch (Sandwichium Knucklus) - For five green Banana Coins, after releasing Chunky Kong in the level Frantic Factory and buying the previous potion.
  • Gorilla Gone (Wheresim Gonium) - For seven Banana green Coins, after buying the previous potion and reaching the level Crystal Caves.

Jetpac

Cranky's Lab has one more key purpose in the game. After Donkey Kong receives the Simian Slam potion, Cranky informs him that he has a real treat for him if he manages to collect fifteen Banana Medals. The first time the Kongs visit Cranky's Lab after accomplishing this, he will give the player the choice to play the Jetpac, an arcade-style game. It is the first game developed by Rare, at the time, known as Ultimate Play the Game. Playing the game and scoring 5,000 points, the player will get the Rareware Coin. This coin and the Nintendo Coin are necessary to reach the final Boss Key and two Banana Fairies in the level Hideout Helm. From then on, the player will be able to play Jetpac whenever they visit Cranky's Lab, though once the Rareware Coin is collected, it is only for fun.

Trivia

  • Due to a glitch in the game, beginning from the time that the player first enters Cranky's Lab with fifteen or more Banana Medals, the dialog that Cranky gives whenever a Kong claims a new potion is the default text for the case in which a Kong is capable of claiming more than one potion during the same visit.
  • Donkey and Diddy Kong are the only two Kongs to not undergo side-effects of drinking the potion. The other three Kongs whom where introduced in this game go through different side effects for a brief moment.
    • Lanky Kong's head enlarges which results in falling backwards to the floor.
    • Tiny Kong's torso and limbs shrink down and she spins in a circle and falls just like Lanky.
    • Chunky Kong's entire torso and limbs inflate like a balloon.
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