N64 Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
Press Z immediately before hitting the ground from a fall.
Press Attack during any jump.
Hold B to scroll the text dialogue faster.
Press L + R + B skip the dialogue display.
Collect the puzzle piece and complete the "Treasure Trove Cove" section.
Return to Banjo's house. Approach the picture of Bottles the mole hanging
above the fireplace and press C-Up to look at it. Make sure you are standing
on the carpet. A hidden mini-game with a moving puzzle will begin. Complete
the puzzle to receive a code word, then return to Treasure Trove Cove. Enter
the sand castle after lowering the water. Spell one of the following codes
on the floor of the sand castle to activate the corresponding effect.
Banjo has big head BOTTLESBONUSONE
Banjo has big hands and feet BOTTLESBONUSTWO
Kazooie has big head BOTTLESBONUSTHREE
Banjo is skinny with small head BOTTLESBONUSFOUR
Skinny w/small heads, big hands, and big feet. BOTTLESBONUSFIVE
Combination of all previous "Bottles" codes. BIGBOTTLESBONUS
Banjo is a washing machine WISHYWASHYBANJO
200 eggs1 BLUEEGGS
100 red feathers2 REDFEATHERS
20 gold feathers3 GOLDFEATHERS
200 eggs and 100 feathers1, 2 BRELDUFEATHERGGS
Restore all items1, 2, 3 BLUEREDGOLDFEATHERS
Unlimited red feathers CHEATNOWYOUCANFLYHIGHINTHESKY
Unlimited blue eggs CHEATBANJOBEGSFORPLENTYOFEGGS
100 Mumbo tokens CHEATDONTBEADUMBOGOSEEMUMBO
8 honeycombs CHEATANENERGYBARTOGETYOUFAR
Unlimited air CHEATGIVETHEBEARLOTSOFAIR
Unlimited lives CHEATLOTSOFGOESWITHMANYBANJOS
Unlimited gold feathers CHEATAGOLDENGLOWTOPROTECTBANJO
Disable codes NOBONUS
1. Requires book near Freezezy Peak puzzle.
2. Requires Mad Monster Mansion book.
3. Requires Rusty Bucket Bay book
Note: The following Spell Books are required for some codes:
Cheato Book 1:
This book is located behind the entrance to Bubblegloop Swamp, near the
jigsaw puzzle for Freezeezy Peak. When you first walk
through the pipe that leads to the puzzle board for Freezeasy peak and the
second pipe to the spell book, a block of ice will be covering the second
pipe. First, get the wading boots in the pipe near the beginning of the
Bubblegloop Swamp area. Go through the pipe as Banjo and break the block of
ice. Then, have Mumbo Jumbo transform you into the alligator in Bubblegloop
Swamp and enter the pipe that leads to the spell book.
Cheato Book 2:
Transform into a pumpkin in the Mad Monster Mansion level with Mumbo's help.
Leave the skull and follow the winding path to Brentilda's platform. Enter
the small hole and follow the path to the spell book.
Cheato Book 3:
Find the entrance to Rusty Bucket Bay. Locate the cave with three pipes to
the right of this location. Open the middle pipe and enter. Activate the
"321" switch that is inside to raise the water level. Jump into the water
and quickly move to the right. The book is located in the cave to the right.
The following variations on the other cheat codes will also work after all Spell
Books have been collected.
20 gold and 100 red feathers BGOLDREDUFEATHERS
20 gold and 100 red feathers GORBELUDFEATHERS
20 gold and 100 red feathers GROELDBFLEAUTHEREGS
20 gold and 100 red feathers REGOLDFEATHERS
100 red feathers BREGODLFEATHERS
20 gold feathers RGBOLEDUEEGFEATHERS
20 gold and 100 red feathers, 100 eggs BRGGOLDEFUREDGFATGHERS
Alternate game selection screens:
The game will randomly play a humorous saved game animation. Rare has confirmed
that any code that involves pressing A when the fish in the bowl does something
No cost transformations:
Begin game play, using a new saved game file. Accumulate five Mumbo Tokens and
gain access to Treasure Trove Cove. Instead of giving Mumbo tokens at this
point, get the Sandcastle Jiggy and enable the "Banjo is a washing machine"
code. Enter Mumbo's hut while in washing machine form to transform without using
any Mumbo Tokens.
Hint: Breaking the Click Clock Wood boulder:
It is possible to break the boulder blocking the Beaver's hole in Click Clock
Wood on the Spring level. Stand on the ledge above the rock, then find the
correct angle just to the right of the rock. Drop eggs onto the boulder to break
it open. Swim into the hole on this level to find some glitches, such as the
Beaver still asking to move the now destroyed rock.
Hint: Extra lives in Mr. Vile's games:
With Mumbo's help, turn into an alligator in the Bubblegloop Swamp. Then, enter
the nose of the giant alligator statue. Beat Mr. Vile in his games to get the
puzzle piece, then walk out and re-enter for a new challenge. Beat Mr. Vile in
his three games to collect extra lives. Note: You will lose a life if any of
the games are lost.
Hint: Refill extra lives:
Complete the Treasure Trove Cove area. You may now return Treasure Trove Cove
at any time. Go to Banjo's house, press C-Up at the picture of Bottles, then
press Start. Leave the house and all the extra lives will re-appear. The closest
ones are located behind the water fall and on top of the house.
Hint: Hidden magic token:
In Clanker's Cavern, do a back flip on the very edge of where Banjo enters the
area to find a magic token.
Hint: Get Mumbo's transformations without using any Mumbo Tokens:
This trick will allow Mumbo's transformations to be activated without using any
Mumbo Tokens. Start a new file in the game. Play through the game until five
Mumbo Tokens have been collected and have access to Treasure Trove Cove; but do
not give Mumbo any tokens yet. Get the Sandcastle jiggy piece. Return to Banjo's
house in Spiral Mountain and complete the Bottles puzzles to earn the washing
machine code. Enable the code in Treasure Trove Cove to become the washing
machine. Return to Mumbo's Mountain and enter Mumbo's hut. He will say, "Banjo
has plenty tokens, stand on skull and press B for mighty Mumbo magic!" Stand on
his platform and press B to become a termite. The sign will disappear, the spell
will become free, and Banjo will still have the same number of tokens.