DescriptionAfter 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.
- "ドンキーコングジャングルビート" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Primates (monkeys or apes)
- Donkey Konga series
- Donkey Kong games
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- New Play Control! series
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The Press Says
|The Next Level||Apr 18, 2005||90|
|NintendoWorldReport||Mar 22, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|N-Zone||Feb 18, 2005||86 out of 100||86|
|NintendoWorldReport||Jan 24, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Fragland.net||Mar 08, 2005||82.5 out of 100||82|
|Jeuxvideo.fr||Feb 03, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpy||Mar 08, 2005||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 15, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Master||May 23, 2007||7.8 out of 10||78|
|The Video Game Critic||Jul 10, 2005||B||75|
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1001 Video GamesThe 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.
- 2005 – #10 GameCube Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Nintendo: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (The official web site from Nintendo.)