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Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

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Donkey Kong and his friends get a hold of some Barrel Jets, propelling them through beaches, volcanoes and even outer space. This game requires the player to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, shaking them to make the jets accelerate while moving side-to-side to steer and raising both hands at once to jump.

The players travels through the tracks on a set path, collecting bananas to build up a meter to pull off moves and receive boosts while picking up weapons power-ups to slow down other racers while avoiding obstacles such as steel barriers and unbreakable barrels. It can support up to a four-players to compete in single races or a cooperative Grand Prix.


Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wii Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race" -- Japanese title
  • "Donkey Kong Jet Race" -- European title
  • "ドンキーコング たるジェットレース" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Feb 05, 2008 61 out of 100 61
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Feb 22, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gameswelt Feb 08, 2008 58 out of 100 58
IGN Australia Jan 31, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
GameTrailers Nov 12, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52 Jan 22, 2008 10 out of 20 50
GamePro (US) Oct 17, 2007 2.25 out of 5 45 (UK) Dec 12, 2007 4 out of 10 40
NZGamer Feb 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30
GamerDad Nov 28, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25282) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008