Cranky's Lab

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Cranky's Lab
Cranky's Lab DK64 exterior.png
Inhabitants Professor Cranky Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Donkey Kong visiting the inside of Cranky's Lab

Cranky's Lab is Professor Cranky Kong's abode in Donkey Kong 64. The interior consists of several strange potions and a computer on a counter, which Professor Cranky stands behind to speak to the Kongs. It appears in all of the levels on DK Island, except for Hideout Helm. Here, the Kongs can purchase, for a certain amount of Banana Coins, special potions concocted by Cranky to learn special attacks, ranging from Simian Slam to Hunky Chunky.

If the Kongs have obtained 15 Banana Medals, they can play the classic Rare title Jetpac on Cranky's computer, which has the Rareware Coin hidden within.

Three out of the five Kongs momentarily receive physical changes after drinking the potion before reverting back to normal: Lanky Kong's head enlarges a bit and causes him to fall backwards, but shrinks back down to its original size after he removes the potion from his mouth; Tiny Kong's torso and limbs shrink and then she spins around and then she falls backwards, and then she enlarges back to their original sizes right before the potion bottle breaks; and Chunky Kong's torso and limbs inflate and in the next few seconds deflate back to their normal shapes. The only Kongs to remain normal without any physical changes to themselves while drinking the potion are Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

Potions[edit]

Upgrade Price Starting world
All Kongs
Simian Slam Free DK Isles
Super Simian Slam 5 Banana Bunch Coins Fungi Forest
Super Duper Simian Slam 7 Banana Bunch Coins Creepy Castle
Donkey Kong
Baboon Blast 3 Banana Bunch Coins Jungle Japes
Strong Kong 5 Banana Bunch Coins Angry Aztec
Gorilla Grab 7 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
Diddy Kong
Chimpy Charge 3 Banana Bunch Coins Jungle Japes
Rocketbarrel Boost 5 Banana Bunch Coins Angry Aztec
Simian Spring 7 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
Lanky Kong
OrangStand 3 Banana Bunch Coins Angry Aztec
Baboon Balloon 5 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
OrangSprint 7 Banana Bunch Coins Crystal Caves
Tiny Kong
Mini-Monkey 3 Banana Bunch Coins Angry Aztec
Pony Tail Twirl 5 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
Monkeyport 7 Banana Bunch Coins Crystal Caves
Chunky Kong
Hunky Chunky 3 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
Primate Punch 5 Banana Bunch Coins Frantic Factory
Gorilla Gone 7 Banana Bunch Coins Crystal Caves