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A rhythm and beat game like the popular Dance Dance Revolution game series, but instead of matching the beats with your feet you use your hands to play the bongos. Starring the characters from the Donkey Kong series of games. There are more than 30 tunes to drum beats to, from every genre of music - pop favorites to classical remixes. The more on-time your beats are with the music the higher score you get to earn more coins to unlock different beat sounds.


Donkey Konga GameCube At the end of a song, the game asks you if you want to retry or quit.
Donkey Konga GameCube Title screen (European version)
Donkey Konga GameCube Playing Banana Juggle, one of the minigames.
Donkey Konga GameCube Song select screen

Promo Images

Donkey Konga Magazine Advertisement
Donkey Konga Screenshot
Donkey Konga Logo
Donkey Konga Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ドンキーコンガ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Is the rhythm in you? knuckles-rox (11) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Aug, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Common Sense Media 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezine Oct 22, 2004 16 out of 20 80
EL33TONLINE Sep 16, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Entertainment News (den) Feb 17, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 12, 2004 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Nov 05, 2004 B 75
videogamer.com Nov 25, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameCola.net Dec, 2004 4.6 out of 10 46


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1001 Video Games

Donkey Konga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Regional differences

The Japanese, European and American versions of the game all feature a different song list. The American version also has a unique logo that is different to the original logo used in Japan and Europe.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Best Use of Plastic Bongos of the Year (GameCube)

Related Web Sites

  • Donkey Konga Online (Play Donkey Konga Online with Macromedia Flash. You can choose the background setting for the game, however, you can't choose the music.)
  • Nintendo: Donkey Konga (Nintendo's official Donkey Konga website.)
Corn Popper (68942) added Donkey Konga (GameCube) on Oct 01, 2004