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Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

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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The Press Says

Gamezoom Mar 25, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Gamesmania Feb 05, 2008 61 out of 100 61
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 4.75 out of 10 48
Gameplayer Jan 29, 2008 4 out of 10 40
4Players.de Feb 04, 2008 38 out of 100 38
1UP Oct 16, 2007 D+ 33
Nintendo Life Mar 23, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
NZGamer Feb 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30
GameSpy Oct 16, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Game Revolution Oct 18, 2007 D- 16

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Development

This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25282) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008