Trivia: Donkey Kong 64

  • Genre-Killer: Unusual in that it didn't kill off the collectathon platformer by being a bad game - more that 100% Completion took so long that most people who managed it had had enough of that style of gameplay to last for years.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Donkey Kong is Mumbo Jumbo.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Jetpac's mere inclusion, even the original Donkey Kong's (almost arcade perfect) inclusion, and the fact that both are "necessary'' to win it to beat the game, have probably kept this game from being re-released on Virtual Console. Your best bet is to either look on eBay or hope they do a remake.
    • Also, when converting a game to a new platform (whether by porting or emulation) it's often helpful and sometimes necessary to consult the original development team and documentation (like the source code), which Nintendo probably doesn't have access to since Rare left for Microsoft.
  • Name's the Same: DK64 level "Crystal Caves" shares a name with a song in Super Mario World 2. That plays in cave levels.
  • Throw It In: The DK Rap was originally written as a joke by Grant Kirkhope, but the developers liked it enough to include in the game.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Several, the most notable being an inaccessible room in Creepy Castle with a glass wall. If you stand on the hallway outside of it and use a first-person perspective, you can see a tall, carved stone pillar with a Monkeyport (teleportation) pad for Tiny nearby as well as a purple banana balloon floating over it. The room appears to be useless. King K. Rool's control room also features five steel kegs with the Kongs' faces painted on them. Probably nothing more than a little detail, but it sparked some speculation back in the day.
  • What Could Have Been: Some text in the game's coding suggests that this could've been compatible with Banjo Tooie's scrapped Stop-N-Swop feature.
    • Fungi Forest was going to appear in Banjo-Kazooie as Fungus Forest, but the level was (among other levels) scrapped from that game due to time constraints. A picture of Fungus Forest can nevertheless be seen in Banjo's house.