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Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat

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GF Rating
7.5

442 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Innovative and addicting!

posted by Justy8 (BURBANK, CA) Apr 20, 2006

Member since Jan 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Once again Nintendo leads the pack when it comes to innovation. With Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, you use the bongos from Donkey Konga as a controller. Keep hitting the right side to move right, the left side to move left and hit both to jump. It takes some getting used to, but once mastered, incredible combos can be pulled off.

Boss battles are the most fun. It takes little strategy, but when you get your chance you get to hit those bongos like a mad monkey to pummel evil gorillas.

My only complaint is occasionally the response to the bongos can get irritating. Since hitting the side of the bongos is like clapping, you might want to hit one drum and wind up hitting the side, or the bongos slide away from you (If you do not have a bongo stand, or carpet).

I always love it when games are innovative. It gives gamers a different experience then what they are used to and Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat is one of those games. I definitely recommend renting it if you have the bongos already. The game is not much fun using the controller. That would be like playing DDR without the mat.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat

posted by XMen1Alex (Chicago, IL) Jul 19, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this is an awsome game i enjoy the challenge i can sit and play for hours.the beat of the music the little monkeys make me laugh. the bad guys are tough to beat we dont have the bongos but the controller are just as fun all the kingdoms are exciting the jumping and clapping to get the most points again awsome!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

It actually works.

posted by ndogg550 (NORTH AURORA, IL) Mar 20, 2007

Member since Oct 2005

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Leave it to nintendo to be able to implement a strange control scheme...and have it actually work well. It's a very simple game, but the fact that the controls seem second nature after about 2 or 3 levels makes it a really fun experience. I can't imagine playing it w/o the bongos, because on it's own, it's a pretty simple and weak platformer, but it surprisingly is a LOT of fun.

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