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Artwork of T.T. from Diddy Kong Racing DS
Species Stopwatch
First appearance Diddy Kong Racing (1997)
Latest appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)
Portrayed by Dean Smith[1]
“Go for it!”
T.T., Diddy Kong Racing

T.T. (called TicToc in a Club Nintendo comic) is an animated stopwatch debuting in Diddy Kong Racing, and returning for its Nintendo DS remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. T.T. has a pair of two black arms and legs, with a white glove on each hand and a white shoe on each foot. There is a blue button on his head, and T.T.'s outer shell is red, while his inner case is yellow.


Diddy Kong Racing[edit]


In Diddy Kong Racing, T.T. is a lobby secretary and tells the players the various totals of what they have earned during their racing adventure. The players can race him in track mode in each course, and if they can beat him in all races, he will become a playable character. T.T.'s top speed without bananas is 63 mph. He has the same amount of speed and acceleration as Krunch in a plane, making Drumstick faster.

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

In Diddy Kong Racing DS, T.T. has a slightly higher-pitched voice. During the adventure, he is imprisoned behind a Wish Door in each lobby (not including Future Fun Land). He cannot be freed unless the player beats him in a Wish Race. Once freed, T.T. challenges the player to beat him in every racetrack, from the Dino Domain to Future Fun Land, in Time Trial mode. When the player does so, T.T. is unlocked as a playable character.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Sag niemals Holerö!"[edit]

Mario encounters TicToc in the train to Germany.

T.T., though referred to as "TicToc," joined Mario in his fight against an evil alien called Heini in the Club Nintendo comic "Sag niemals Holerö!" Whenever Heini sang his song "Holerö," the people around would turn into food. When Mario was spending his holidays in Switzerland, he was seemingly the only one that could resist the spell. On his way back home via Germany, he met TicToc from Zurich, Switzerland in the train. TicToc explained that he was just getting his batteries changed, when suddenly all people around him were transformed. In Austria, TicToc and Mario met another non-transformed person: Bomberman. Due to a hint of Todojewski, the three of them met Mahgo in Germany, a man who tells the heroes about their secret powers. According to Mahgo, TicToc was able to freeze time for a short amount of time. TicToc soon made use of this power, when they found Heini in Frankfurt's Alte Oper. The alien and many of his friends were just about to start eating people they had previously turned into steaks and other food, when TicToc froze time. Mario and Bomberman managed to rescue the people and threw bombs at the aliens, before TicToc's powers diminished.

Mario no Bōken Land[edit]

T.T. makes cameos in Mario no Bōken Land, appearing to announce the start and finish of the race.

4-koma Gag Battle[edit]

T.T. makes some appearances in the 4-koma Gag Battle manga adaptation of Diddy Kong Racing.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

  • Diddy Kong Racing instruction manual: "Like Taj, the overseer of the racetrack is less than impressed at Wizpig's behavior, but in T.T.'s case, it's because the bully has sealed off his beloved courses. He can't do much on his own, but he's certainly willing to give animals any help he can in their mission."
  • Diddy Kong Racing Official Nintendo Player's Guide: "Though T.T. has been pushed out of his job as caretaker of the island's race courses, he can tell you how many special items you've collected and activate the time trial option for you."
  • Character stats
    • Weight group: Middle
    • Acceleration: 5/5 (1/5 with the plane)
    • Turning: 2.5/5
    • Top Speed: 5/5 (4/5 with the plane)
    • Vehicle Color: Silver

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

  • Character stats
    • Speed: 5/5
    • Acceleration: 5/5
    • Handling: 4/5



  • In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, another game made by Rare Ltd., the character Trophy Thomas is often called T.T. Both characters are known for their passions of records of time, and Trophy Thomas's blue hair could have been inspired by the blue screw on T.T.'s head.


  1. ^ "The 25 Greatest Nintendo Games", GamesTM Issue 134, page 58.