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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

Promo Images

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Screenshot
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Screenshot
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Screenshot
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming GameCube Apr 04, 2005 88 out of 100 88
N-Zone GameCube Feb 18, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Fragland.net GameCube Mar 08, 2005 82.5 out of 100 82
That Gaming Site Wii May 15, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Retroage GameCube Sep 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy GameCube Mar 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Difference GameCube Feb 10, 2005 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic GameCube Jul 10, 2005 B 75
GameSpot GameCube Mar 11, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution GameCube Mar, 2005 B- 67

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The GameCube version of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

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

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