Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

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Description

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.

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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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Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Feb 05, 2008 61 out of 100 61
Nintendo-Online.de Feb 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
V2.fi Mar 03, 2008 54 out of 100 54
GameDaily Oct 15, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gameplanet Feb 11, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Video Game Talk Oct 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Wiire Oct 18, 2007 C- 42
Games Radar Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Gamekult Jan 22, 2008 4 out of 10 40
NZGamer Feb 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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Development

This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25261) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008