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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|Next Level Gaming||Apr 04, 2005||88 out of 100||88|
|N-Zone||Mar 29, 2005||88 out of 100||88|
|GamePro (US)||Mar 17, 2005||4 out of 5||80|
|Diehard GameFan||Apr 06, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Retroage||Sep 30, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 15, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Apr, 2005||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Nintendo Difference||Feb 10, 2005||15 out of 20||75|
|GameSpot||Mar 11, 2005||7 out of 10||70|
|Cheat Code Central||2005||3.5 out of 5||70|
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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.)