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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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The Press Says

Gamezoom Mar 25, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Gamesmania Feb 05, 2008 61 out of 100 61
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Feb 22, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Australia Jan 31, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
Gameswelt Feb 08, 2008 58 out of 100 58 Mar 03, 2008 54 out of 100 54
IGN Oct 15, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45 Oct 12, 2007 3.9 out of 10 39
Video Games Daily Feb 05, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
Game Revolution Oct 18, 2007 D- 16


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This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25279) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008