Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
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After 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
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1001 Video Games
The 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
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Nintendo: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
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- MobyGames ID: 18691
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Last modified February 22nd, 2023.