Donkey Konga (GameCube)

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A rhythm and beat game like the popular Dance Dance Revolution game series, but instead of matching the beats with your feet you use your hands to play the bongos. Starring the characters from the Donkey Kong series of games. There are more than 30 tunes to drum beats to, from every genre of music - pop favorites to classical remixes. The more on-time your beats are with the music the higher score you get to earn more coins to unlock different beat sounds.


Donkey Konga GameCube Title screen
Donkey Konga GameCube Prior to the title screen, it asks you to create a save file, using graphics from Donkey Kong.

Alternate Titles

  • "ドンキーコンガ" -- Japanese spelling

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Is the rhythm in you? knuckles-rox (11) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport Feb 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 19, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Digital Entertainment News (den) Feb 17, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Sep 24, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Sep 28, 2004 8 out of 10 80
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2004 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Oct 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Difference Dec 29, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Cheat Code Central 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Sep 29, 2004 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

Donkey Konga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Best Use of Plastic Bongos of the Year (GameCube)

Related Web Sites

  • Donkey Konga Online (Play Donkey Konga Online with Macromedia Flash. You can choose the background setting for the game, however, you can't choose the music.)
  • Nintendo: Donkey Konga (Nintendo's official Donkey Konga website.)
Corn Popper (69473) added Donkey Konga (GameCube) on Oct 01, 2004