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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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Critic Reviews

Gameplanet Feb 11, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameDaily Oct 15, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Daily Game Oct 31, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GamesRadar Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Gamekult Jan 22, 2008 4 out of 10 40
videogamer.com Jan 28, 2008 4 out of 10 40
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 18, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35
Video Games Daily Feb 05, 2008 2.5 out of 10 25
Play.tm Feb 04, 2008 25 out of 100 25
Maxim Magazine Oct 30, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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