New Play Control!: Donkey Kong - Jungle Beat is a re-imagining of the GameCube classic designed as a more traditional platformer that can be played in a standard control scheme and without the DK Bongos. This means that several levels have had minor design adjustments made, and Donkey Kong now has 3 hitpoints before he loses a life (as opposed to the original game, where his score would be reduced instead).
The game follows Donkey Kong on his mission to defeat some powerful intruders and restore peace to the Jungle. This is different to the GameCube game, which merely resolves around Donkey Kong becoming king of the jungle.