Target Switch

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Target Switch
A Target Switch, from Donkey Kong 64.
A Peanut Switch from Donkey Kong 64
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)

Target Switches,[1] also known as Switches[2] and Fruit and Nut Switches,[3] are switches that can be activated by the Kongs' shooters in Donkey Kong 64. These switches have numerous different functions, such as opening doors, activating platforms, etc., and can be found in all the levels of Donkey Kong 64. There are five types of these switches that can be activated only by a specific Kong, with each type of Target Switch having a symbol of what type of ammo it needs to be hit with on it. The types of switches are:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 武器スイッチ[4]
Buki Suitchi
Weapon Switch


  1. ^ Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 13.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 25.
  3. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica (December 1, 1999). Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2279-4. Page 19.
  4. ^ 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 11.