Big Bug Bash

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Big Bug Bash
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Gameplay of Big Bug Bash.
Appears in Donkey Kong 64
Time limit 1 minute
Prize Golden Banana (except Snide's HQ)
“Swat the flies! A Button to use the swatter.”
In-game instructions

Big Bug Bash is a Bonus Stage in Donkey Kong 64.


The player controls a fly swat inside a giant barrel. Their objective is to swat a given number of flies with within 60 seconds. If the player unsuccessfully swats a fly, it giggles and flies faster for a few seconds. Each fly usually buzzes around in a circular pattern. If the player does not swat enough flies within the time limit, they lose at the mini-game. If they win, the Kong who jumped in the Bonus Barrel wins a Golden Banana.


Big Bug Bash has five different Bonus Barrel challenges. The required number of flies to swat increases in each challenge. Just like every other mini-game, the Kongs can replay the mini-game at Snide's HQ after they retrieve all forty Blueprints. Like the other mini-games, the Kongs do not obtain a Golden Banana if they complete the mini-game.

Location Kong Flies
DK Isles Tiny Kong 8
Angry Aztec Lanky Kong 4
Gloomy Galleon Tiny Kong 6
Creepy Castle Diddy Kong 10
Snide's H.Q. Any Kong 15

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハエたたき!
Hae Tataki!