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DK: King of Swing (Game Boy Advance)

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Advertising Blurbs

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Swinging Adventure!

    There's trouble in the jungle, but Donkey Kong is there to put a good spin on things. Players take control of Donkey Kong and leap through the jungle, grabbing branches to swing around and fling into the air. A unique control system lets players build up momentum for a mighty leap. Innovative level design combines elements of platform and puzzle games: Grab onto gears and spin to crank doors open; watch out for bolts that loosen as DK spins, or find yourself falling flat. Players will need steady hands to make the leap of faith that takes them to the treetops.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 11, 2007.

Back of Box - Game Boy Advance (Australia/New Zealand):

    Help Donkey Kong recover the medals stolen by King K. Rool!



    Without them there will be no Jungle Jam festival to crown the new jungle hero! Use the L and R Buttons to grab hold of pegs, climb up and swing. You'll defeat all the enemies that block your way if you use the moves learned from Cranky! Challenge your friends in Multiplayer Jungle Jam and win the gold medal in all races and battles!

    Contributed by Ben K (23018) on Jan 22, 2006.

www.nintendo.com.au:
    There's trouble in the jungle, but Donkey Kong® is there to put a good spin on things. Take control of Donkey Kong and leap through the jungle, grabbing branches to swing around and fling yourself into the air!

    A unique control system lets you swing through the trees and spin to build up momentum for a mighty leap! Use the L and R buttons to control each of Donkey Kong's hands, and lunge from branch to branch!

    Innovative level design combines elements of platform and puzzle games: Grab onto gears and spin to crank doors open. Watch out for bolts that loosen as you spin, or you might find yourself falling flat. You'll need steady hands to make the leap of faith that takes you the treetops!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Oct 08, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    Get into the swing of things!



    There's trouble in the jungle, but Donkey Kong's there to put a good spin on things.

    King K. Rool has stolen the medals for the big king of the jungle contest. It's up to DK and his friends to climb to the treetops and get the medals back in this action-packed addition to the Donkey Kong universe!

    Features

    •A unique control system lets you swing through the trees and spin to build up momentum for a mighty leap!

    •Innovative level design combines elements of platform and puzzle games. You’ll need steady hands to make the leap-of-faith that takes you the treetops.

    •Connect with up to three other players to play the Jungle Jam minigames and see who's the #1 swinger.

    The normally quiet jungle is abuzz with excitement, because it's time for the ceremony to choose the king of the jungle. Or at least it would be if King K. Rool hadn't stolen the special medallion meant for the winner. Donkey Kong and his friends must swing their way through the jungle to get the medallion back and, along the way, battle with King K. Rool’s minions.

    You'll guide Donkey Kong through a number of puzzling stages, grabbing bananas along the way on your quest to reach the goal. Using just the L and R buttons to grab with Donkey Kong’s left and right hands, DK spins on the pegs and lets go to launch up into the air to reach another peg.

    The game features many elements that take advantage of this unique game mechanic. Spinning left or right on a crank opens or closes doors, and spinning on bolts slowly loosens them until they pop out, making Donkey Kong lose his grip.

    Bottom Line

    DK: King of Swing is an innovative game that expertly mixes action and puzzle elements. DK fans will not be disappointed by the swingin' simian's latest GBA adventure!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Oct 08, 2005.