Battle Crown

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Battle Crown
A Battle Crown in Donkey Kong 64.
Artwork from 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

Battle Crowns,[1][2] also known as Battle Arena Crowns[3] or Crowns,[4] are items in Donkey Kong 64. These crowns resemble that of King K. Rool's. There are ten Battle Crowns in total, one in each level and two in DK Isles. The Kongs can obtain a Battle Crown by completing a timed Battle Arena Pad challenge, after avoiding several enemies and being knocked out of the arena until the time expires. At least one Battle Crown is needed to unlock multiplayer mode. Four Battle Crowns 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 only contribute to the 101% completion rating.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Couronne Bataille
Battle Crown


  1. ^ Pause menu
  2. ^ Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 26.
  3. ^ Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). 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." – Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 16.