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Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (GameCube)

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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.


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

The Next Level Apr 18, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Mar 11, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Next Level Gaming Apr 04, 2005 88 out of 100 88
N-Zone Feb 18, 2005 86 out of 100 86 Mar 08, 2005 82.5 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Mar 17, 2005 4 out of 5 80
1UP Mar 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Feb 15, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Netjak Apr 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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

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