Banana Coins. originally Banana Bunch Coins. are currency used in the Donkey Kong series of games. They are coins with a picture of either a Banana or Banana Bunch on them. They most commonly appear in yellow, but can also be on rare occasion colored red, blue, purple, and green.
Donkey Kong 64 [ edit ]
In Donkey Kong 64 . they came in five different colors, and each of the five Kongs could only collect Banana Bunch Coins of their own color. The colors were yellow for Donkey Kong. red for Diddy Kong. blue for Lanky Kong. purple for Tiny Kong and green for Chunky Kong. Numerous Banana Bunch Coins were scattered throughout the levels of the game for the Kongs to seek out. The Kongs needed
to use these coins to purchase equipment and upgrades from Cranky Kong. Funky Kong. and Candy Kong.
There were also special multi-colored Banana Bunch Coins that could only be found when a Kong unearthed a dirt pile with the charge move learned from the Banana Fairy Princess. These coins were larger than regular Banana Bunch Coins, and, more importantly, they added five Banana Bunch Coins to each Kong's total, regardless of whether a certain Kong had been rescued or not.
During the game, each Kong spends 21 coins on personal upgrades, Donkey spends an extra 2 on the DK Arcade game, and a total of 53 coins are spent on shared upgrades. At the end of Donkey Kong 64. the completed Banana Bunch Coin total is 789.