Battle Arena Pad

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Chunky fighting a Kasplat and two Kritters on a Battle Arena.

A Battle Arena Pad is a steel pad found in the Nintendo 64 game, Donkey Kong 64. Noticeably, they have a headshot of King K. Rool on them, the game's main villain.

Battle Arena Pads can be found around the levels of Donkey Kong 64. Each level usually contains only one pad, though the game's overworld, DK Isles, contains two. During gameplay, after finding them, the five Kongs can use these metal platforms to teleport to a small arena, though this is completely optional. In this arena, one of the playable Kongs will be greeted by several members of the Kremling Krew, whom they will need to defeat while avoiding taking damage or falling off the stage. After defeating an enemy, another appears in its place. If the Kong in question can survive the wave of Kremlings until the timer hits zero, they will be given a golden Battle Arena Crown, one of the keys to beating the game 101%. After the player finishes the battle arena, the Battle Arena Pad will disappear.

Battle arenas can also be played in the game's multiplayer mode Kong Battle, where the player(s) must battle each other to the finish until there is one Kong standing, all the while dealing with various enemies and using power ups against the opposing player.

List of Battle Arenas[edit]

Beaver Brawl[edit]

World: Jungle Japes
Enemies: Gnawty x3
Location: Outside Funky's Store

Kritter Karnage[edit]

World: Angry Aztec
Enemies: Kritter x3
Location: Tiny Kong's temple, after Lanky Kong defeats the Necky and receives its Golden Banana.

Arena Ambush[edit]

World: Frantic Factory
Enemies: Kritter x2, Kasplat (a third Kritter appears towards the end)
Location: In R&D near the blue hair Kasplat (requires Gorilla Grab)

Bish Bash Brawl[edit]

World: DK Isles
Enemies: Kritter, Bones, Kasplat
Location: Outside Snide's H.Q., use Chunky to remove the boulder

More Kritter Karnage[edit]

World: Gloomy Galleon
Enemies: Kritter x4
Location: Below Cranky's Lab (requires Primate Punch)

Kamikaze Kremlings[edit]

World: Fungi Forest
Enemies: Kritter, Kasplat x2
Location: Near the top of the Mushroom Tower (only accessible at night)

Plinth Panic[edit]

World: Crystal Caves
Enemies: Kritter, Kasplat x2
Location: Inside Donkey Kong's rotating cabin

Forest Fracas[edit]

World: DK Isles
Enemies: Kritter, Bones, Kasplat
Location: In Fungi Forest's lobby, shoot the colored mushroom with all 5 Kongs, then use Chunky's Gorilla Gone

Pinnacle Palaver[edit]

World: Creepy Castle
Enemies: Bones, Kasplat x2
Location: In the middle of Lanky's hedgemaze after winning the Golden Banana

Shockwave Showdown[edit]

World: Hideout Helm
Enemies: Kritter, Kasplat x2 (a third Kasplat appears towards the end)
Location: On top of the Blast-o-Matic (requires Rocketbarrel Boost)