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Tiptup from Diddy Kong Racing.
Full Name Tiptup the Turtle
Alias(es) TipTup
Tip Top

Family Tiptup Jr. (son)
Nineteen mentioned unnamed daughters
Species Turtle
Gender Male

Game(s) Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing DS
First Appearance Diddy Kong Racing
Latest Appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS

Tiptup the Turtle is a turtle character that appears in Diddy Kong Racing and most of the Banjo-Kazooie games. Despite Banjo and Conker being scrapped out of Diddy Kong Racing DS due to both series being owned by Microsoft, Tiptup was not.

This seems to confuse most fans, the likely explanation is that it's due to him not being a promotional character for Microsoft or the Xbox (unlike Banjo and Conker), another is him using his Diddy Kong Racing design rather than his drastically different design in the Banjo-Kazooie games, additionally Tiptup is only a supporting character rather than the main character of his own series like Banjo and Conker.

Nintendo and Rare/Microsoft could not being bothered to change the designs of Banjo and Conker so they decided on a more simple solution; that being to replace the two with Tiny Kong and Dixie Kong respectively.


  • Tiptup's name seems to be a play on the phrase "being tip top shape".
    • This is ironic as Tiptup is portrayed as a joke character that always comically gets hurt.


Diddy Kong Racing (DS) Characters
Playable Characters
Diddy KongKrunch the KremlingDrumstick the RoosterBumper the BadgerBanjo (N64 only) • Conker the Squirrel (N64 only) • Tiptup the TurtleT.T.Pipsy the MouseTimber the TigerTiny Kong (DS only) • Dixie Kong (DS only) • Taj the Genie (DS only) • Wizpig (DS only)
Tricky the TriceratopsBluey the WalrusBubbler the OctopusSmokey the DragonWizpig