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ExitIsNearSign Jungle Japes ExitSign
Jungle Japes
World Donkey Kong Island
Type Jungle
Theme Lobby, Theme, Caves, Alternative Theme, Storm Area, Underground, Mine Cart Race, Barrel Course


Notable Features Character Unlocked: Diddy Kong, First Appearance of Funky's Store
Enemies Encountered Gnawties, Zingers, Klumps, Kabooms, Krashs, Kasplats
Game(s) Donkey Kong 64
First Appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Jungle Japes is the first world in the game Donkey Kong 64.

As the first world of game, Jungle Japes is where the player can learn to do many things, such as collecting items and being able to play as Rambi, an Animal Buddy. The entrance to this world is located on the base of Donkey Kong Island, and requires one Golden Banana (which can be obtained near the entrance to the world's lobby itself) to enter. Diddy Kong is held captive here in a mountain prison. It is also the first time that Funky's Armory appears.

Golden Bananas

Jungle Japes
Kong Banana 1 Banana 2 Banana 3 Banana 4 Blueprint
Donkey Kong After DK climbs to where Diddy is caged, he will find a Golden Banana for the taking. After shooting the coconut switches on Diddy's cell and freeing him, DK will be able to claim a Golden Banana from his cell. After DK turns into Rambi the Rhino and recovers the DK switch near Cranky's Lab, he can Simian Slam it to gain another Golden Banana near the entrance to the main jungle area (this banana isn't timed, although the other Kong's are). Towards the entrance to the main jungle area (above the giant bolder), DK can Baboon Blast to a Barrel Blast challenge (once he's learned Baboon Blast from Cranky). Once completed successfully, DK will receive a Golden Banana. In the cave entrance by the large bolder, DK's blueprint can be obtained by demolishing Kasplat.
Diddy Kong After Diddy shoots two peanut switches in the cave leading to the main jungle area, Diddy can go in the alcove and snag the Golden Banana. After DK (as Rambi the Rhino) destroys all the huts near Cranky's Lab, Diddy's switch appears under one of the huts. Diddy can Simian Slam it to race towards the temporarily freed Golden Banana by Funky's Armory. After Diddy shoots the peanut switch by Bananaporter 2, the giant tree by the Bananaporter will sprout a temporary Ramp. Diddy can go up and into the open alcove. The alcove reveals a whole mine. After Diddy blasts the peanut switch in the mine, a ramp will appear for 30 seconds to a Diddy Switch. Once he uses the Simian Slam on the switch he can go to the top of the giant tree to get his Golden Banana. Diddy's Mine Cart challenge is inside the giant tree mine. In the mine cart challenge, Diddy needs to collect at least 50 coins to get the Golden Banana. Diddy's Kasplat is in the Bananaporter 3's cave. Once obtained, Diddy can cash it into Snide to get a Golden Banana.
Lanky Kong After uncovering Lanky's switch using DK as Rambi, Lanky can Simian Slam his switch and race to his Golden banana by the cannon across from Funky's Amory. By using his Orangstand, Lanky can go up the steep slant by Cranky's area and play a Bonus Game for a Golden Banana. After Diddy opens the alcove in the cave that leads to Jungle Japes' main area, Lanky can shoot his Grape switch and free a Bonus Barrel and play to get a Golden Banana. After Diddy frees the cave by Diddy's Kasplat with the peanut switch, Lanky can Orangstand up the hill and blast the bees inside to free a Golden Banana. Lanky's Kasplat is by the Bonus barrel near Cranky's Area. Lanky can get the blueprint and Snide will give him a Golden Banana.
Tiny Kong In the alcove Diddy freed in the cave by the main entrance to Jungle Japes, Tiny can shoot the feather switch to free a Bonus game for a Golden Banana. After Rambi (DK) frees the Tiny Switch, she can race to her Golden Banana near the alcove by the main water area by using her Simian Slam on the switch. Following the cave out near DK's Kasplat, Tiny can shoot the feather switches and enter another part of Jungle Japes. By jumping into her barrel, she can shrink and hop into a small trunk and collect the Golden Banana. Tiny can shrink once more and go into a tiny beehive near her barrel. She can then go through the many rooms and up a flight a riveted stairs to another Golden Banana. Tiny's Kasplat is right diagonal from DK's Kasplat. She can destroy him for a blueprint which can be traded for a Golden Banana from Snide.
Chunky Kong Chunky can destroy the big bolder in the main Jungle area and it will labor a Golden Banana. Once the boulder's gone, Chunky can Simian Slam the giant "X" under it and go down into a catacomb. He can make his way down a narrow path, blast the right pineapple switch (the statue's left eye) and swing to the Golden Banana. Chunky can lift a bolder in the mileway after DK has rammed (as Rambi) into the giant Rambi wall blocking his Switch. He can Simian Slam it, then race to his Golden Banana near Snide's HQ. Once Chunky has learned Hunky Chunky, he can use his barrel move and jump to a Barrel bonus Game near the beehive. Chunky's Kasplat is on the left side after you shoot the statue's right eye. He can swing on the ropes to get onto the platform.



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Trivia

  • There is a stage called Jungle Japes in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although it is more than likely based off Donkey Kong Country, as it hardly looks anything like Donkey Kong 64.
  • There is a screenshot in the Player's Guide for the first Donkey Kong Country that shows Jungle Hijinx as Jungle Japes.


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