Banana Medal

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Banana Medal
A Banana Medal from Donkey Kong 64.

First appearance

Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“What's this? You've got 15 Banana Medals? I don't believe it - you must have made them yourself!”
Professor Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong 64
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Banana Medals are collectible items in Donkey Kong 64, and they are brown medals with a banana spinning in the middle. A Kong can obtain a Banana Medal collecting 75 bananas of their corresponding color in a level. Once they collect a Banana Medal, they cannot collect it again. There are a total of 40 Banana Medals, with eight for each Kong to obtain.

If the Kongs have at least 15 Banana Medals, then they can play a classic Rareware title from Cranky's Lab, Jetpac. Every Banana Medal is required for 101% completion, including the other 25 that have no other purpose.

In the final level, Hideout Helm, the criteria for obtaining a Banana Medal is different, as each Kong can obtain one after completing two Bonus Barrel challenges.


  • In the game, the Banana Medal's outside ring rotates clockwise while the banana inside it rotates counterclockwise like most other objects.