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Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
80
3.6
Wii
80
3.8
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Description

After the Donkey Konga games, Nintendo thought of a novelty use for the DK Bongos device. In Jungle Beat, you still have to match the rhythm by hitting the bongos timely, but the visual presentation is a platformer, much like a regular Donkey Kong game. You control Donkey Kong by hitting the left or right bongos, while tapping both drums together or clapping allows for jumps, vine-swinging, wall-kicks, ground pounding and other moves.

You have to cross 40 areas to rid the island of evil kongs. During your journey, you can travel using a variety of animals, and they each need a certain rhythm to control. Aside from the input device, it is a regular platformer with power-ups, bananas to collect, many enemies and end bosses.

There are two versions of the game - one with the DK Bongos included and a lower-priced version without the device.

Screenshots

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Wii Title screen
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat GameCube Controller suggestion screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ドンキーコングジャングルビート" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport GameCube Mar 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Press Start Online GameCube Jul 07, 2005 18 out of 20 90
The Next Level GameCube Apr 18, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Fragland.net Wii Jun 23, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Retroage GameCube Sep 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.fr GameCube Feb 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Common Sense Media Wii Jan, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
That Gaming Site Wii May 15, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Master GameCube May 23, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendo Difference GameCube Feb 10, 2005 15 out of 20 75

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #10 GameCube Game of the Year

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