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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

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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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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 05, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Feb 22, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Daily Game Oct 31, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Oct 29, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Lawrence Oct 12, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
GamesRadar Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40 Jan 28, 2008 4 out of 10 40
1UP Oct 16, 2007 D+ 33 Feb 04, 2008 25 out of 100 25


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This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25472) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008