Big Bug Bash

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Not to be confused with Fly Swatter.
Big Bug Bash
Big Bug Bash in the game Donkey Kong 64
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, or Fly Swatter[1], 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!
Fly Swatter!


  1. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 86.