DescriptionAfter the Donkey Konga games, Nintendo thought of a novelty use for the DK Bongos device. In Jungle Beat, you still have to match the rhythm by hitting the bongos timely, but the visual presentation is a platformer, much like a regular Donkey Kong game. You control Donkey Kong by hitting the left or right bongos, while tapping both drums together or clapping allows for jumps, vine-swinging, wall-kicks, ground pounding and other moves.
You have to cross 40 areas to rid the island of evil kongs. During your journey, you can travel using a variety of animals, and they each need a certain rhythm to control. Aside from the input device, it is a regular platformer with power-ups, bananas to collect, many enemies and end bosses.
There are two versions of the game - one with the DK Bongos included and a lower-priced version without the device.
- "ドンキーコングジャングルビート" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Primates (monkeys or apes)
- Donkey Konga series
- Donkey Kong games
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- New Play Control! series
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The Press Says
|IGN||May 06, 2009||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Fragland.net||Jun 23, 2009||84 out of 100||84|
|UOL Jogos||May 12, 2009||80|
|Common Sense Media||Jan, 2009||80|
|That Gaming Site||May 15, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jun 10, 2009||15 out of 20||75|
|Jeux Vidéo Network||Jun 22, 2009||15 out of 20||75|
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1001 Video GamesThe GameCube version of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2005 – #10 GameCube Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Nintendo: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (The official web site from Nintendo.)