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Donkey Konga (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - GameCube (UK):
    Jungle Boogie!

    Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have caught the music bug, and they can't wait to flex their musical muscles! Grab the all-new DK Bongos and join in the fun - clap your hands into the microphone and drum those bongos to the beat to prove that you're the rhythm king! With over thirty songs, including kids' medleys, classical masterpieces and pop favourites, Donkey Konga puts the music in your hands with the DK Bongos!

    With favourites from every genre, including classical, pop, and rock. Donkey Konga has got tunes for every occasion and challenges for every age!

    Earn DK coins to buy special mini-games, alternative sound sets, and Gorilla-level drum arrangements for even tougher musical challenges.

    Connect up to four DK Bongos for rollicking multi-player jam sessions! Just play for fun or check out your scores and earn bragging rights with your buddies!

    Hit all the right notes to score well and clear as many songs in a row as you can. Pound the drums and clap into the microphone to hit that perfect beat!

    Featuring
    • Alright
    • Don't Stop Me Now
    • I Want You Back
    • Tubthumping
    • Back For Good
    • Cosmic Girl
    • The Loco-Motion
    • All the Small Things
    ...and many more...


    Contributed by Mr Almond (2567) on Aug 05, 2008.

www.nintendo.com:

    One of these days they’re gonna rename MTV ‘Monkey Television.’



    Join Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as they drum and clap their way through hits old and new on a musical adventure that’s more fun than a post-Grammys party featuring prehensile tales and lots of bananas.

    Features

  • Play along with your favorite tunes using the all-new DK Bongos Controller
  • Connect up to four DK Bongo Controllers for multiplayer musical mayhem!
  • Over 30 familiar songs, ranging from kids’ medleys to classical to pop favorites!
  • Three difficulty levels and five modes of play

    You could put a lampshade on your head. Or you can party the cool new way: beating out tunes with Donkey Konga and the new DK Bongos Controller that’s included with the game.

    Play along on the bongos as you follow the scrolling notes. With each beat or clap, your sense of rhythm will be rated Bad, OK or Great. Pretty easy at the Monkey level, but just try to evolve into a Chimp player and you’ll see how challenging this bongo racket can be. Gorilla level is even tougher. Donkey Konga really rocks when two, three or four party animals join the mano-a-mano action.

    If you do well, you’ll earn coin for buying tougher versions of songs, minigames like the 100m Vine Climb, wacky sound effects and more.

    Madcap musical multiplayer modes include Jam Session, Challenge and Battle. In Jam Session, as many as to four players can play separate tracks of the same song. It’s a grueling test of who can keep playing without cracking up. In Challenge Mode, try to clear as many songs as possible. You’re only allowed so many mistakes, though. In Battle: Sabotage your rival’s effort to make like a rock-star drummer.

    Songs

  • All The Small Things
  • Bingo
  • Busy Child
  • Dancing in the Street
  • DK Rap (Donkey Kong 64 Theme)
  • Donkey Konga Theme
  • Happy Birthday
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
  • The Impression That I Get
  • I Think I Love You
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
  • The Legend of Zelda Theme
  • Like Wow
  • The Loco-Motion
  • Louie Louie
  • Mario Bros. Theme
  • On the Road Again
  • Oye Como Va
  • Para Los Rumberos
  • Pokèmon Theme
  • Right Here, Right Now
  • Rock Lobster
  • Rock This Town
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
  • Shining Star
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
  • Stupid Cupid
  • Turkish March
  • We Will Rock You
  • What I Like About You
  • Whip It
  • Wild Thing
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • You Can’t Hurry Love

    Bottom Line

    Get the big-beat party going with Donkey Konga. It’s a fab rhythm experience that’s guaranteed to bring the house down!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5066) on Jul 16, 2005.

Nintendo.com.au:
    One day, Donkey Kong and Diddy discover a pair of odd barrels on a deserted beach. After showing the barrels to Cranky Kong’, they learn the barrels are really a legendary musical instrument that plays music not only when you drum on it, but also when you clap. Donkey Kong christens the instrument the DK Bongo, and he and Diddy decide that they will become famous musicians, get rich and buy all the bananas they could ever want.

    CHARACTERS

    The ever-popular Donkey Kong holds center stage, and he’s joined by his little pal Diddy Kong. Also making appearances are Cranky Kong and King K. Rool’.

    HOW TO PLAY

    In every mode, performances are graded by how accurately players drum along to the rhythms shown on screen. In Street Performance mode, players play for DK Coins. The better their performances, the more coins they earn. Coins are used to purchase expert-level music, alternate sound sets for the DK Bongo and mini-games too. In Challenge mode, players must match a set performance score to move on to the next song, with the ultimate goal of playing every song in the game in one sitting. Vs. mode pits two players against each other to see who can achieve the higher score. Hitting strategically placed POW blocks will lower opponents’ scores, and there’s a drumroll contest for bonus points as well. When making music, the more the merrier, and in Jam Session up to four players can grab a bongo and go bananas! No matter the mode, no matter the numbers, Donkey Konga’ is musical fun that’s sure to challenge and entertain gamers everywhere!

    SPECIAL POWERS/WEAPONS/MOVES/FEATURES

    Donkey Konga uses a new, unique controller, the DK Bongo. It has a left drum, right drum and a microphone that picks up the sound of clapping. The rhythms players must follow range from simple left, right, left, right, clap to intricate arrangements.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10780) on Dec 17, 2004.

Back of Case (French Text):
    Le boogie de la jungle!

    Attrape tes DK Bongos et laisse le rythme s’emparer de toi! Frappe des mains et bats le rythme de plus de trente chansons, des airs les plus populaires auprès des enfants, aux classiques et aux succès de la musique pop. Avec Donkey Konga, tu as la musique entre les mains!


    Tiens le rythme parfaitement pour mériter des scores élèves et complète toutes les chansons.

    Tambourine avec tes copains dans des jams endiablées à quatre!

    Fais le pause plaisir avec les mini-jeux comme Banana Juggling et 100 M Vine Climb.

    Avec des airs préférés de tous les styles, Donkey Konga en a pour tous.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5066) on Nov 08, 2004.

Ad in Computer Bild Spiele, November 2004 (German):

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    Hier kommt der Rhythmus, bei dem jeder mitmuss! Feiere eine wilde Donkey Konga Party, und lade alle deine Freunde ein! Trommle die Kongas und bring die Party zum Beben! Du bist der Star - dein Publikum wird dich lieben!

    DONKEY KONGA.

    Karaoke für deine Hände!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Oct 30, 2004.

Back of Keep Case:

    Jungle Boogie!



    Grab your DK Bongos and let the rhythm move you! Clap your hands and drum to the beat in over thirty songs, from kids' medleys to classical remixes and pop favourites. Donkey Konga puts the music in your hands!

    Hit the beats perfectly to drum up high scores and clear all the songs!

    Drum along with your friends in frantic four-player jam sessions!

    Take five with fun-filled minigames like Banana Juggling and the 100M Vine Climb!

    With favourite hits from every genre , Donkey Konga's got something for everyone!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Oct 02, 2004.