DK: Jungle Climber

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Donkey Kong and his extended family are taking a vacation on Sun Sun Island. All of a sudden, they spot a gigantic banana at the top of the island's mountain. DK, begins to head up to the top of the mountain to find out just what's happening up there...

DK: Jungle Climber is an indirect sequel to the GBA game, DK: King of Swing. As in that game, players control DK by climbing with his left and right hands. The L-button makes DK grab with his left hand, and the R-button makes him grab with his right. Holding onto an object with one hand will make DK swing around it either clockwise or anti-clockwise, while pressing down L and R simultaneously will make him stop in place. DK can also attack enemies by pressing the A-button spin at them, and can even fly around if he has collected enough gems scattered around the levels.

New to the game is the ability to have Diddy tag along with DK, as he does in Donkey Kong Country. By pressing A twice when you have Diddy with you, you can launch him high into the air to collect objects you can't get and even access areas that DK simply can't reach. Diddy can also use special power-ups such as a giant hammer which smashes anything it touches.


DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber" -- European title
  • "ドンキーコング ジャングルクライマー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Nintendo DS Nov 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Nintendo DS Oct 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo DS Oct 27, 2007 79.9 out of 100 80
Lawrence Nintendo DS Sep 05, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78 Nintendo DS Oct 18, 2007 76 out of 100 76 Nintendo DS Sep 06, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Nintendo DS Sep 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Nintendo DS Oct 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS Sep 17, 2007 3.5 out of 5 70
JeuxActu Nintendo DS Oct 22, 2007 13 out of 20 65


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