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84 (Jun 23, 2009)
Although not all negative points from the original have been removed this does remain a game we gladly suggest to check out. Everything that made it so good is still present. The possibility to use the bongos would be nice but those that have the original game can just as easily put that disc in the Wii as there's no new reason to get this one. If you don't have it yet, there's no reason to buy it now, though, as the 30 euros price is no excuse to let this one pass by.
IGN (May 06, 2009)
I'd be lying if I indicated I didn't miss bongo support for this once- wholly-unique 3D platformer. I do. I've still got my bongos so it's downright disappointing that I can't plug them in and play with them. But that said, the 'new play controls' work very well and, besides, they do sometimes add welcomed precision and responsiveness. The amazing graphical presentation -- great for four years ago and still great by Wii standards today -- holds up beautifully. And best of all, the engaging level designs will still suck you in and the combo system will keep you coming back for more. With it's reduced price tag -- less than $29.99 online -- DK Jungle Beat is a fantastic platformer that discerning Nintendo fans shouldn't be without.
80 (UK) (Jun 11, 2009)
If you never caught the original, then this is almost a must-have. It's stuffed with charm and clever ideas like the score-maxing hint sections displayed upon level-completion. In fact, this is classic platforming with the added bonus of individuality and innovation. If, like a hippy with particularly adhesive locks, you were dreadfully attached to your bongo set, you may take time to adjust. I can only implore you to try.
That Gaming Site (May 15, 2009)
One of the better and more intuitive New Play Control titles. If you pick up any New Control Play game out right now, make sure it's this one.
UOL Jogos (May 12, 2009)
Mesmo com o peso da idade, "Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat" consegue se afirmar como um dos melhores jogos de aventura para os consoles atuais, muito por conta do design criativo, belo visual e mecânica inteligente. Ainda assim, a ausência de suporte aos controles-bongô é uma grande falha, que não é compensada nem pelas pequenas melhorias visuais. Continua pesando também a curta duração da aventura, mas quem procura experiências criativas no Wii e não teve chance de jogar "Jungle Beat" no GameCube terá aqui um prato cheio de diversão.
Common Sense Media (Jan, 2009)
The only real issue is that it’s a short play; around four or five hours from start to finish. That time can be increased significantly should players choose to replay each kingdom stage with an aim to earn a higher score (which will also unlock a few bonus levels), but this is the sort of challenge that typically only appeals to hardcore platform game lovers. The bottom line is that it’s fun but brief. Even with its relatively low price tag, the new Jungle Beat might make a better rental than purchase.
Jeux Vidéo Network (Jun 22, 2009)
Original, nerveux et doté d’une jouabilité améliorée, Jungle Beat vaut son pesant de bananes. Si vous étiez passé à côté, vous savez quoi faire.
75 (Jun 10, 2009)
Le passage du GameCube à la Wii est réussi grâce à un gameplay entièrement repensé pour donner l'impression d'avoir été développé à la base sur Wii. Cette nouvelle façon de jouer à Donkey Kong Jungle Beat n'en reste pas moins prévisible et sans doute un poil moins fun et dépaysante qu'avec les fameux Kongas. Cela dit, on prend plaisir à évoluer dans ce jeu de plates-formes qui réussit la prouesse de n'être jamais frustrant, parfois sans doute grâce à l'assistance un peu exagérée dont on bénéficie.