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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

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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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Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport Oct 28, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
GameTrailers Nov 12, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
Gaming Target Dec 07, 2007 4.3 out of 10 43 Oct 12, 2007 3.9 out of 10 39
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 18, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35
1UP Oct 16, 2007 D+ 33
Game Tap Oct 16, 2007 3 out of 10 30
NZGamer Feb 13, 2008 3 out of 10 30 Feb 04, 2008 25 out of 100 25
GamerDad Nov 28, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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This game started out as a GameCube game with DK Bongo support.
Big John WV (27242) added Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii) on Jun 10, 2008