Battle Crown

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Battle Crown
A Battle Crown in Donkey Kong 64.
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“Press Z Button to transport yourself to K. Rool's Battle Arena! Beat his goons to win a crown.”
Squawks, Donkey Kong 64
Animated Battle Crown

Battle Crowns,[1][2] also known as Battle Arena Crowns[3] or Crowns,[4] are collectible items in Donkey Kong 64 that resemble King K. Rool's crown. There are ten Battle Crowns in total, one for each level and two in DK Isles. The Kongs can obtain a Battle Crown by completing a timed Battle Arena Pad challenge, in which they must avoid being defeated by enemies or knocked out of the arena.

At least one Battle Crown is needed to unlock multiplayer mode. Four of them are required to open a door in Hideout Helm, allowing the Kongs to go down a pathway leading directly into K. Rool's throne room. The other six Battle Crowns do not affect gameplay, but add to the player's 101% completion score.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Couronne Bataille Battle Crown


  1. ^ Pause menu
  2. ^ Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet, page 26.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet, page 23.
  4. ^ "Each time you defeat enemies in a Battle Arena, you′ll earn a golden Crown. The Crowns are useful in several ways. First, you′ll need four of them to enter the room that holds the final key to K. Lumsy's cage. Second, they add to your overall percentage score. Finally, you need one Crown to open up the multiplayer modes. There are ten Crowns in all, and you′ll need all of them to score the highest percentage." - The Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide, page 16.