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DK: Jungle Climber (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Donkey Kong and his extended family are taking a vacation on Sun Sun Island. All of a sudden, they spot a gigantic banana at the top of the island's mountain. DK, begins to head up to the top of the mountain to find out just what's happening up there...

DK: Jungle Climber is an indirect sequel to the GBA game, DK: King of Swing. As in that game, players control DK by climbing with his left and right hands. The L-button makes DK grab with his left hand, and the R-button makes him grab with his right. Holding onto an object with one hand will make DK swing around it either clockwise or anti-clockwise, while pressing down L and R simultaneously will make him stop in place. DK can also attack enemies by pressing the A-button spin at them, and can even fly around if he has collected enough gems scattered around the levels.

New to the game is the ability to have Diddy tag along with DK, as he does in Donkey Kong Country. By pressing A twice when you have Diddy with you, you can launch him high into the air to collect objects you can't get and even access areas that DK simply can't reach. Diddy can also use special power-ups such as a giant hammer which smashes anything it touches.

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DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber" -- European title
  • "ドンキーコング ジャングルクライマー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

videogamer.com Nov 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Front Oct 24, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited 2007 80 out of 100 80
NintendoWorldReport Sep 10, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Oct 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Sep 06, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nov 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
JeuxActu Oct 22, 2007 13 out of 20 65
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2007 5.75 out of 10 58

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Ben K (23018) added DK: Jungle Climber (Nintendo DS) on Nov 17, 2007