Kong Switch

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Kong Switch
A Kong Switch, from Donkey Kong 64.
A Blue Switch with Chunky Kong's face from Donkey Kong 64
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)

Kong Switches,[1] or Floor Switches,[2] are switches that appear in Donkey Kong 64. There are three different-colored switches, each having a Kong's face displayed. Only the specific Kong can activate the switch with their face. The Kong Switches usually open a pathway or reveal a secret area. The first Kong Switch of Jungle Japes can automatically be activated if Donkey Kong lands on it.

The different-colored switches are:

  • Green Switch: Can be activated with a Simian Slam.
  • Blue Switch: Can be activated with a Super Simian Slam. These switches begin to appear once the player reaches Fungi Forest. However, one appears in Gloomy Galleon's lobby in DK Isles. A Blue Switch also appears in Chunky's battle with King K. Rool, and if the player uses various glitches to access the battle while still having the Simian Slam, this switch can still be pressed.
  • Red Switch: Can be activated with a Super Duper Simian Slam. These switches appear only in Creepy Castle.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コングスイッチ[3]
Kongu Suicchi
Kong Switch


  1. ^ Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams. Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Page 13.
  2. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 19.
  3. ^ 「ドンキーコング64任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 11.