Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

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Donkey Kong and his friends get a hold of some Barrel Jets, propelling them through beaches, volcanoes and even outer space. This game requires the player to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, shaking them to make the jets accelerate while moving side-to-side to steer and raising both hands at once to jump.

The players travels through the tracks on a set path, collecting bananas to build up a meter to pull off moves and receive boosts while picking up weapons power-ups to slow down other racers while avoiding obstacles such as steel barriers and unbreakable barrels. It can support up to a four-players to compete in single races or a cooperative Grand Prix.


Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wii Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race" -- Japanese title
  • "Donkey Kong Jet Race" -- European title
  • "ドンキーコング たるジェットレース" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Feb 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 05, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Australia Jan 31, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
NintendoWorldReport Oct 28, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55 Feb 07, 2008 50 out of 100 50
UOL Jogos Oct 24, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 4.75 out of 10 48
IGN Oct 15, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
GamesRadar Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Video Games Daily Feb 05, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25


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This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25498) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008