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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.

Screenshots

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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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 05, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
NintendoWorldReport Oct 28, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Gameplanet Feb 11, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Oct 29, 2007 5 out of 10 50
VicioJuegos.com Feb 07, 2008 50 out of 100 50
Video Game Talk Oct 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GamePro (US) Oct 17, 2007 2.25 out of 5 45
Gaming Target Dec 07, 2007 4.3 out of 10 43
GameCola.net Feb, 2008 3.7 out of 10 37
GamerDad Nov 28, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Development

This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (25481) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008