Throwback Tuesday: Diddy Kong Racing

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Happy Tuesday 🙂 Today will be our weekly Throwback Tuesday post where I will feature, well you know something old and we can stroll down memory lane. This week will be one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games; Diddy Kong Racing!

Diddy Kong Racing is an awesome single or multiplayer racing game in which you are able to select your character and vehicle depending on the map. This game was awesome as you had a story mode, racing mode and battle mode. The colors and sound effects in the game were so bright and vibrant that you couldn’t help but smile while you play. did My favorite characters to play with were Pipsy (the little mouse) and Conker the squirrel! Just like in Mario Kart the characters that you would select affected specific racing attributes such as speed, power and handling so you would choose you characters wisely. You were able to choose some of your favorite characters like Diddy  or Banjo!

The Vehicles- You were able to select an airplane, a hovercraft or a race car for the various levels in which you would be competing. Story mode was cool because your boss battles consisted of beating the boss character in a 1 on 1 race, never mind the fact that all of the bosses were huge in comparison. did2All in all, Diddy Kong racing was an awesome game to play and my pick for this week’s Throwback Tuesday! What games do you miss playing? Have you ever played Diddy Kong Racing? What other racing games come to mind? Let’s talk retro/ old school!

Remember slow and steady wins … well not this race!



  1. I remember playing this game whenever my parents take me to Blockbuster. I rented this game and raced a lot even though I lose lol. Tons of fun and I always picked Diddy and the turtle.

  2. Nostalgia at its finest. This was my first kart racer ever and its adventure style single player mode is astounding and for some reason, the Mario kart series still hasn’t replicated it. Diddy Kong Racing and Crash Team Racing are my favourite kart racers purely based on their extensive content and robust single player/multiplayer experiences!

    1. I definitely agree with you there. The fact that we were able to play a single player mode and it wasn’t just the circuit style racing was fun. You’ve said it perfectly it’s like an “Adventure Mode!” Sometimes you had to collect items, race against time or beat a boss. I can’t say that I put it above Mario Kart but it is definitely top 5! 🙂

  3. Such a fun game! 😀 I’ve put a lot of hours into this game over the years and it just never gets old. I usually play as Timber the tiger, but depending on the vehicle/level I sometimes choose Pipsy the mouse or TipTup the turtle.
    The N64 had some really fun games for sure. My top faves being Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, and Banjo-Kazooie. Oh, nostalgia. 🙂

    1. I knowww. I played with Timber sometimes as well. Super Mario Kart was amazing, especially the sound effects! (Ya, Woohoo, Whoopie!). Also, Snowboard kids and Snowboard Kids 2 was a great game and Wave Race!

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