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This article is about the area in Donkey Kong 64. For the stage in the Super Smash Bros. series, see Temple (stage). For the location in Wario Land 3, see The Temple.
Outside view of the Temple

The Temple[1] (also known as the Five-Doored Temple[2]) is a part of the Angry Aztec level in Donkey Kong 64. It is a large temple with five doors, each of which requires a different Kong to enter the temple and leads to a Golden Banana.

To enter the temple, a Kong must fire their weapon, which can be obtained from Funky Kong at his armory, at one of the Target Switches on the outside of the temple (e.g. Coconut = Donkey Kong, etc.), which are activated by using the Rocket Barrel power to hit a switch on top of the temple, and then feeding peanuts to a nearby spinning tower. However, once the Golden Banana has been obtained, Kroc takes aim at the player and says, "Get out!" At this point a timer appears and the player must race back to entrance before the timer hits 0. If the timer runs out, Kroc fires his weapon and cause the player to lose a slice of their health meter for each shot.

A glitch exists where, apparently, the switches are not loaded into memory right away, so every time the Kongs enter Angry Aztec and pass by the "loading seam" for the second main area (which stars roughly where the big boulder in the nearby cave is), the sound of the five switches spawning can be heard once Diddy Kong has unlocked them. Also, if Lanky and Chunky Kong need to re-enter their rooms in the Temple for any reason after getting their Golden Bananas, Kroc re-attacks them. Lanky and Chunky Kong are the only two Kongs that have Bonus Barrels in their Temple mazes instead of being given a Golden Banana outright.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 迷路神殿[3]
Meiro no Shinden
Maze Temple


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001110143600fw_/http://www.donkeykong64.com:80/low/strategy_aztec.html
  2. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Prima Guide[page number needed]
  3. ^ 『任天堂公式ガイドブック ドンキーコング64』. Page 43-49.