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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

Gameswelt Feb 08, 2008 58 out of 100 58
Gameplanet Feb 11, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 22, 2008 10 out of 20 50
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 4.75 out of 10 48
IGN Oct 15, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
Gaming Target Dec 07, 2007 4.3 out of 10 43
The Wiire Oct 18, 2007 C- 42
videogamer.com Jan 28, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Games Radar Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40
GameCola.net Feb, 2008 3.7 out of 10 37


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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