Diddy Kong Racing

Zipper Trick

    To get the maximum speed boost from zippers, be sure to release the A button before driving over one -- repress the accelerator as soon as rainbow colored smoke comes from your vehicle, not before.

All balloons are blue


Be the Same Character

    Code: DOUBLEVISION (two players can select the same character)

Huge Characters

    Code: ARNOLD

Keep the Speed

    Code: OFFROAD gives you the same speed on all surfaces

Maximum Item Powerup


Music Test

    Code: JUKEBOX (Check under Audio Options)

No Zippers


Play as TT

    TT is a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing. But Rare really makes you work for it. You have to beat all of the tracks in the game in Time Challenge to get him. He will then appear as a playable on the character select screen.

Tiny Players


Credits screen

    Enter this cheat in the magic code screen to see the credits.


Extreme Opponents

    Enter TIMETOLOSE at the magic codes screen and players can battle it out against opponents possessing extremely hard AI.

Adventure Two (Mirror Courses)

    To access Adventure Two, you need to beat Wizpig in Future Funland and in the Overworld, get the TT and Wizpig amulets, and get golds in all four Trophy races.

    Adventure Two is the same full set of courses from Adventure One, except they're all mirrored.


Code Access

    To access all of the codes, you need to beat entire adventure (one). After beating Wizpig (in either the first or second race), you'll open up the credits. Watch the credits cut-scenes at the end and before it finishes, a code, like "FreeFruit" will appear. Go to Options and enter them into the Magic Code List.

    Each time you beat Wizpig in either the first or second race, you will see a new code given. There are tons of them!

Free Fruit

    By beating Wizpig the second time, and after watching the screen credits, at the end you'll see the password, "FreeFruit." Enter this in to start with 10 bananas.

Future Funland

    To access Future Funland, the fifth world, you must place first in all of the Trophy Races and acquire the Wizpig Amulet. You don't need the TT amulet to access the fifth world, but once you're in Future Funland, you'll need it to race Wizpig again.

    Drive to the Trophy sign (near the Lighthouse) and park in front in of it to gain access. You will see your character enter into the lighthouse, which then turns into a rocketship and blasts off to space.

TT Amulet

    To access the TT room in World 5, containing the second race with Wizpig, you need to get all of the TT keys in each of the four worlds. The keys are in located in Ancient Lake, Dino Domain; Snowball Valley, Snowflake Mountain; Crescent Island, Sherbet Island; and Boulder Canyon, Dragon Forest.

Wizpig Amulet

    To piece together the full Wizpig amulet, you must race and beat each of the four bosses twice.

All Balloons are Green


All Balloons are Rainbows


All Balloons are Red


All Balloons are Yellow


Bogus Bananas


    reduce your speed...

Change Horn Sounds


Computer Can't Use Weapons


No Bananas in Multiplayer Mode


Play as Drumstick

    To play as Drumstick find all of the amulets, the WizPig and the TT amulets. Once you've done this, squash a frog in the central area (place with the red spot).

Two-player Adventure


Unlimited Bananas

    Code: VITAMINB

Turbo Start

    As in so many N64 racing games, Diddy's got a Turbo Start (like Wave Race, Mario Kart 64). Just after the high-voiced announcer says "Get Ready" and the words start to fade, press the acclereration button (A). You'll get a mighty boost.

    The boost is more powerful and lasts longer the later you enact it. But be careful not to start it too late or it won't work at all.