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An overview of Fungi Forest.
Area theme: Forest Lobby theme
Night theme
Mine Cart theme
Boss theme
Entry requirement: Fifty Golden Bananas
Located: DK Isles
Enemies encountered: Bat
Kasplat
Klump
Kosha
Kroom
Krypt
Tomato
Zinger
World boss: Dogadon
Boss requirement: 300 bananas

Fungi Forest is an area in Donkey Kong 64. It is, as the name states, full of mushrooms. The stage centers around a giant Cuckoo Clock, which has the ability to change day into night and vice versa; many areas are only accessible during certain times of the day. Enemies are also affected by time, often becoming more hostile when the sun goes down. Dogadon is fought in a rematch by Chunky Kong here.

This world also introduces blue Kong Switches, which can only be activated once the Kongs get the Super Simian Slam potion from Cranky Kong.

The Kongs need fifty Golden Bananas to access this area.

Enemies

Daytime

Nighttime

Golden Bananas

Fungi Forest
Kong Banana 1 Banana 2 Banana 3 Banana 4 Blueprint
Donkey Kong Inside the Mill, DK can enter a gate to Grip Grab the levers in a cerain order. At night, DK can go outside and get his prize. At night-time, DK can use Strong Kong to go through the thorns into another room where he can play Minecart Mayhem for your Golden Banana. Use every character's weapon to hit all five switches, then DK can ride up the giant mushroom with cannons and get the Banana. At the Baboon Blast Pad, DK can play a Baboon Blast mini-level, and play Peril Path Panic, and win his Golden Banana. Where you found Banana 2, DK's Kasplat is behind the entire thorn area.
Diddy Kong At the top of the Mill, enter the hole shoot the On Switch at the top of the winch. Then hit the Green Up Switch with a Chimpy Charge. Diddy can go through the rafters near the rosebushes with the help of Squawks and get a Golden Banana. Diddy can use his Rocketbarrels to go into the Bonus Barrel above the giant mushroom, and play Teetering Turtle Trouble for a banana. Diddy needs to race the owl, go through all the hoops, and beat the owl, and then play Busy Barrel Barrage to win a Golden Banana. Diddy's Blueprint is found in the second floor of the Giant Mushroom.
Lanky Kong At night-time, go into the mill, and kill the bats for your Golden Banana. At the top platform of the Giant Mushroom, Lanky can hit a switch, enter the newly-opened door, kill the two Zingers, and bounce on the mushrooms to win a Golden Banana. Do the same switch, and go through the OTHER open door. You can travel into it, and then Super Simian Slam the mushrooms in order according ot the chart for Lanky's third Banana. Lanky, at daytime, can race the rabbit near the carrot object by blowing his Trombone Tremor on the pad. Beat him for three Blue Coins. Learn Orangsprint in Crystal Caves, and race him again for a Golden Banana. Lanky's Kasplat is under the big tree near Bananaport 4.
Tiny Kong Inside the Giant Mushroom, Tiny can hit the Tiny Switch, reach the new Banana Barrel, and play Speedy Swing Sortie for the banana of gold. Use the Tiny Barrel behind the tree-stump, play the Sax on the Pad, have Squawks drop you in, and throw Oranges at the Purple Kasplats. When they're all defeated, you'll get a Golden Banana and a strange bean. Grab both. Using that very bean, Tiny can travel to the beanstalk area, watch it grow, go in the Tiny Barrel, play the Sax on the Pad, and have Squawks lift her to her Banana. At nighttime, have Tiny go into the Tiny Barrel, go through the tiny hole, and enter hole. Shoot the Giant Spider Queen in the eye after defeating her tiny spider minions. Repeat this process, and hit her when She's shrunk down to defeat it and gain a Golden Banana. Tiny's Blueprint is on one of the platforms around the Giant Mushroom.
Chunky Kong Have Chunky put three oil barrels (one is found in a different room) on the conveyer belt after playing the Triangle Pad, and then go get your prize. Chunky can Super Simian Slam onto the gate above the well in the main area, and beat the Mine Cart minigame to win a Golden Banana. Chunky can use Hunky Chunky to summon the tomatoes in the Bananaport 2 area, and Super Simian Slam the tomatoes. Then he has to carry the worm all the way to the Apple marking on the ground. At the top of the Giant Mushroom, slam the Chunky Switch in front of a wooden door, and solve the puzzle to form Chunky's face for the Golden Banana. At nighttime, Chunky needs to swing across the vines in the Giant Mushroom to fight the Kasplat and win the Blueprint.

Trivia

  • Fungi Forest was originally an area in Banjo's first game—Banjo-Kazooie—and its name was "Fungus Forest". Due to an insufficient amount of time in the game's development, Rare could not implement it and a few other levels. Banjo's house does have a portrait of Banjo and Kazooie at Fungus Forest, though.
  • The lobby theme is based on the track known as "Advent", which has been found in Banjo-Kazooie.
  • The main theme for the level was originally composed for Banjo-Kazooie, also while it was known as Project Dream. It was titled "Temple" by the composer of both Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64, Grant Kirkhope.