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    Multiplayer FAQ
    DONKEY KONG 64
    For Nintendo 64
    By Gold Mage
    Email: tjhunt@gmail.com
    Created on: 15/4/03
    Last update: 20/12/05
    Version: Final
    
    This document is the hard work of me. This document cannot be changed or altered
    in any way, You are welcome to ask my permission if you would like this 
    guide posted on your website. This document is for private use only. If you wish
    to contact me about this guide please check the Contact Me section at the
    bottom of the guide on details for emailing me.
    
    
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    1.   AUTHOR'S NOTE
    2.   VERSION HISTORY
    3.   CHARACTER PROFILES
             - Donkey Kong          -
             - Diddy Kong           -
             - Tiny Kong            -
             - Lanky Kong           -
             - Chunky Kong          -
             - Krusha               -
    4.   GAME TYPES
             - Survival             -
             - Coin Hoard           -
             - Time                 -
             - Wins                 -
             - Capture              -
             - Capture Pad          -
    5.   GAME ARENAS
             - Battle Arena         -
             - Monkey Smash Arena 1 -
             - Monkey Smash Arena 2 -
             - Monkey Smash Arena 3 -
    6.   SECRET CHARACTER: KRUSHA
    7.   CREDITS
    8.   CONTACT ME
    
    
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    Donkey Kong 64. One of the great platform games. Though it has been over shone
    by the current games of today, the Donkey Kong are still fun to play today. I
    got out my Nintendo 64 and got bored so I put in DK64. I started mucking around
    and I versed my brother at the Multiplayer. As usual, I beat him. But he did
    get close into killing me a few times. Then it got me thinking. So I started to
    right up this FAQ. Now here it is for you.
    
    The actual Multiplayer for Donkey Kong is quite fun. I realized this when I
    started playing the game again. I forgot about it as I got my PS2. But now I've
    started playing my old games again. Maybe I am becoming an old gamer a lot
    earlier than I thought I would. I guess it can't be all that bad, can it?
    
    Well thank you for reading this FAQ. I will catch up with you some other time.
    
    -Gold Mage (Thomas Hunt)
    
    
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    Version 1.0 18/4/03
    After a few days of work I composed the finished product of the Multiplayer FAQ
    for Donkey Kong 64.
    
    Version 1.01 7/5/03
    Well I put some line breaks in because everything seemed to be squashed a
    little too much. Then I fixed the map for Monkey Smash Arena 1.
    
    Final Version 16/10/03
    I added the top line thing and fixed the mistakes.
    
    
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    As with some game where you choose characters. Each character has his or her
    own unique talents. Each of the characters has abilities that can help you out
    when it comes to fighting your friends in battle. Read about the characters in
    their selected profiles below. Then choose the one you would like to use and
    learn to use them to your advantages. Make your own strategies and so on.
    
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    ~~ DONKEY KONG ~~
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    Height: Tall
    Speed: Slow
    Weapon: Coconut Cannon
    Info: Donkey Kong is a big and not very fast when it comes to movement. He is
          however a fairly strong character when it comes to battle. His attacks
          are strong in close-combat and he can deal some tough combos. His gun,
          the Coconut Cannon is a fast-shooting weapon. Using Donkey for some
          sniping is a good idea. If you do get into close-combat, using heavy
          combos is the only way to avoid getting killed. There is no point in
          running as Donkey is too slow.
    
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    ~~ DIDDY KONG ~~
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    Height: Short
    Speed: Fast
    Weapon: Peanut Popguns
    Info: Diddy is quick. That is good advantage. He is also the best jumper out of
          the characters. When it comes to close-combat Diddy can attack then run
          away then attack again. Diddy's attacks are fairly quick as well. But
          because he is a quick character he is not a good idea to use in the
          Battle Arena. Because he may fall off easily.
    
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    ~~ TINY KONG ~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Height: Tiny
    Speed: Fast
    Weapon: Feather Bow
    Info: Tiny is a very good character. She is the smallest of the characters and
          is very hard to catch if you are chasing her. Her advantage is to be able
          to hide very easy like Diddy. The other characters are fairly big, thus
          Tiny can hide and attack when the opponent least expects it. Her weapon
          Is the Feather Bow. This is a good weapon. It shoot rounds very quickly
          So this is ideal for quick escaping or sniping.
    
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    ~~ LANKY KONG ~~
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    Height: Medium
    Speed: Slow
    Weapon: Grape Pipe
    Info: In my opinion, Lanky is only good for people who are good at the
          Multiplayer. Lanky is slow, hard to control when attacking and the speed
          of the ammo when fired is slow as well. I like to think as Lanky as a
          handicap so your opponent has a chance against you. He is quite good when
          it comes to close-combat but his attack are hard to control.
    
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    ~~ CHUNKY KONG ~~
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    Height: Tall
    Speed: Very Slow
    Weapon: Pineapple Launcher
    Info: Chunky is a big dude. You will need to know how to use him well before
          you even think about using him. His attack are quite strong and
          surprisingly fast. They only real problem is that he cannot hide very.
          Chunky is a walking target. The speed of his weapon fire is not fairly
          Fast either.
    
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    ~~ KRUSHA ~~
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    Height: Tall
    Speed: Very Slow
    Weapon: Orange Launcher
    Info: Krusha is a secret character that you can get in the game. I have added a
          section of this FAQ to explain how to get Krusha. Krusha's Grenade
          Launcher does shoot out the exploding oranges that you find in the game.
          This makes Krusha a character you would use in close-combat more than
          anything. He is basically the same as Chunky when it comes to attacks.
    
    
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    In the Multiplayer there are a range of different Game Types that you can
    change. Changing different game types will change rules and other stuff.
    Playing in different game types feels like your playing a whole different game,
    so play all of them t see which is your favorite.
    
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    ~~ SURVIVAL ~~
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    This is a battle to the end. Each character will have a certain amount of lives
    and you each hunt each other down until the last one standing. Using the
    advantage of each character and bring it out and using it is very good in this
    game. Study the area, remember where melons and ammo crates are and you should
    do pretty good.
    
    
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    ~~ COIN HOARD ~~
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    In this game you will have to collect as many coins as you possibly can in the
    time limit. Remembering where coins are is a good idea. Also, if your opponent
    is beating you, attack them and they drop their coins. But be warned, if they
    attack you, you'll drop your own. So you have to be on the lookout for other
    people in this game and concentrate on collecting the coins as well.
    
    
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    ~~ WINS ~~
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    There is a target of kills in this game. The first player to score that amount
    of kills is the winner. This is like a race compared to Survival game. You will
    have to be on the alert on where your opponents are in this game. One false
    move and they can score a point, so be on your toes.
    
    
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    ~~ TIME ~~
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    The time is set up before the battle and then you have to score as many kills
    as you possibly can in that set time to win the game. Another version of the
    Survival game only with more pressure placed on you.
    
    
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    ~~ CAPTURE ~~
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    A coin appears in the middle of the arena. When the first character picks it
    up, the other characters have to chase them to get the coin back and take it
    for themselves. Using a fast character like Tiny or Diddy is a great idea for
    this game. That way you can dodge attack better. The character that is holding
    the coin at the end of the time limit is the winner.
    
    
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    ~~ CAPTURE PAD ~~
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    Once again the coin will appear in the middle of the arena but in this game you
    score points by carrying the coin over pads. The more pads you activate the
    more points. The character with the most points at the end of the game will
    win.
    
    
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    There 4 different Game Arenas in the Multiplayer for Donkey Kong 64. This
    section will tell you a bit about them and the stuff within them.
    
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    ~~ BATTLE ARENA ~~
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    This is the same arena that you go to when to find a K. Rool Pad. The thing
    about this pad is that its small so there is no need for a split screen. But if
    you fall off the edge you will loose a life so you have to be careful when it
    comes to controlling here. Attacking as fast as you can with combos is your
    only real option here. I think of this arena as a king of the mountain arena.
    You have to stay on top and keep the others off without been pushed off
    yourself. There are also items that appear every so often on the pad. Below is
    a description of the items and their use.
    
    Blue Banana:     Freezes one opponent temporarily.
    Yellow Banana:   Speeds you up temporarily.
    Oranges:         Sends a shockwave over the arena
    Coconut Crystal: Makes you really big or really small.
    Ammo Crates:     Pulls out your weapon with 5 shoots.
    Question Marks:  Does a random thing.
    
    
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    ~~ MONKEY SMASH ARENA 1 ~~
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                    |   |
                   /     \
                  | || || |
               __/3 || || 2\__
            __/---   |_|   ---\__
           |   -----/4 1\-----   |
           |__ -----\2_3/----- __|
              \---   | |   ---/
                 \1 || || 4/
                  | || || |
                   \     /
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    This diagram above is a map of the Monkey Smash Arena 1. At each corner there
    is a path that leads up to the top platform into the centre of the arena. This
    is where there are 4 Banana Pads (numbered). From here you can teleport to one
    of the opposite area of the map. Where you can see 4 on the map in the middle.
    If you look on the map from thee in a south east direction there is the other
    number 4 Banana Pad. See how they are opposite? This is a good way to get away
    from people when you know exactly where the other pad is. If you can recognize
    this is battle, this will really help in battle. But be careful, this plan
    isn't good if your opponent sees you go through the pad.
    
    The map is too small to pin-point it exactly. But like in Monkey Smash Arena 2
    each of the starting chambers are different colours. If you can recognize the 4
    different types you might be able to know where your opponent. If you can't you
    can always remember the Banana Pad trick.
    
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    ~~ MONKEY SMASH ARENA 2 ~~
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           __________        __________
          |          |      |          |
          | Blue Room|______|Green Room|
          |        _____  _____        |
          |____  _|     ||     |_  ____|
               ||   ____||____   ||
               ||__|____  ____|__||
               | __ ____||____ __ |
               ||  |____  ____|  ||
           ____||_      ||      _||____
          |       |_____||_____|       |
          | Red Room  ______ Purple    |
          |          |      |    Room  |
          |__________|      |__________|
    
    My favorite arena. As you can see on the map above, there are 4 starting
    chamber each of them is a different colour. This is a good way to find where
    you opponent is if they are trying to hide, or if they are waiting for you. In
    the central chamber there are to ramps in opposite corners that lead up to a
    second floor there are quite a few Ammo Crates up here. It's a good idea to
    come here if you are running low on supplies. But be careful, your opponents
    could be near. Another thing about this arena is the treat of ambush. If
    someone is to enter the chamber you are in, it may be hard to tell which
    entrance they used. So you have to pay a bit of attention on where opponent is.
    
    
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    ~~ MONKEY SMASH ARENA 3 ~~
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               / ___|   |___ \
              / / _________ \ \
             / / |  _____ 2|1\ \
            / /  | |     | |  \ \
          _|_|   | |     | |   |_|_
         |_ _    | |     | |    _ _|
           | |   | |     | |   | |
            \ \  | |_____| |  / /
             \ \2|1________| / /
              \ \___     ___/ /
               \____|   |____/
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    This is a fairly basic arena. The only way to get to the top of the platforms
    is by Banana Port, but you will be one the opposite end of the chamber when you
    do this. There is also a moat that is around the outside of the arena, a good
    place to hide and spring out on your opponents. There are not many other places
    to hide in this arena. But if you pay attention to the colours of the ground
    you may be able to find your opponent. The thing about this arena is the big
    open spaces, hitting opponents from a distance may be a bit troublesome.
    Chasing your opponent and using close-range combat attack is a good idea here.
    
    
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    ~~ TIPS ~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Thanks to Powerplayer64@aol.com for this tip.
    
    "If you simply remain standing on a teleporter pad, other players cannot use it
     until you leave it, and believe me, they usually get fed up fast."
    
    
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    As you may know, there is a secret character for the multiplayer. Krusha is a
    good character to use in the multiplayer but you will need to get used to him.
    Anyways, the way to get him: You will have to collect 15 Banana Fairies. That's
    it. Then you can activate him in the menu at the start up screen and then use
    him in multiplayer. You can only use him in the multiplayer and not the 1
    Player game.
    
    
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    CJayC: For hosting GameFAQs
    
    Me: For writing this FAQ.
    
    You: For reading this FAQ.
    
    Rare: For the fun game.
    
    
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    If you have any questions about my FAQ please feel free to email me at the
    address at the top of the page. Make sure you please follow these simple steps.
    
    +DO ask intelligent and legitimate questions.
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        The Donkey Kong 64 "Multiplayer FAQ" is copyright of Gold Mage 2003
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