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Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast - Nintendo Wii

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) 46 / 100

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  • Race in 16 stages spanning across 7 worlds
  • It doesn't stop with barrels! Other racing vehicles include toboggans, minecarts, and animal buddies Rambi and Enguarde.
  • Race as Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, Funky, Tiny or Lanky Kong
  • Challenge up to three friends
  • Special unlockable characters

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000TU1P3C
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 8, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,085 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Race to victory with the DK Crew! Donkey Kong and friends have located high-powered barrel rockets, and now the battle for king of the jungle is on. You've never played a racing game quite like this!
  • Donkey Kong is Back! One of Nintendo's most popular characters, Donkey Kong, is back with all of his friends...and a few enemies as well! Diddy, Dixie, King K. Rool, and the whole gang appear as playable characters in this fast-paced racing adventure.
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll! Simple Wii controls make racing a snap. Shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to accelerate, then shake one or the other to turn. Jumps, attacks, and item usage are all accomplished with a single button press or controller shake.
  • Rocket to Victory! Target enemies with a Pineapple Cannon, skillfully chain together Wild Moves, or use your Wii Remote to blast out of a Style Barrel! Multiple game-play modes, 16 awesome courses, and a rollicking 4-player multiplayer game will keep you coming back for more.

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Need For Jungle Speed October 16, 2007
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    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    Back when Nintendo made the Gamecube, there have been a lot of games that relied on the pounding of specialty bongos, and those were made for Donkey Kong. With games like Donkey Konga and its sequel, and the thrill of action from beating up villians and foe kongs from the challenging Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, we've been pounding back into Donkey Kong and his heart all over again. But, now he has made his debut with a new game onto the Wii, that captures the need for jungle speed. This hasn't been the only time Donkey Kong has made it into the racing era. While he made before from being a character on the Mario kart franchise for years, this one takes a beating and keeps on playing for the Wii.

    Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast for the Nintendo Wii, brings Donkey Kong into a new generation of pounding action. The gameplay of course takes the bongo control gameplay, as you use your Wii remote and nunchuck controller to pound and steer Donkey Kong, and his family friends Diddy, Dixie, Tiny Kong, and his foes the Kremlins, those vulgar alligators from the Donkey Kong Country series, through 16 different courses. The graphics look beautiful as you go through courses ranging from the snowy mountains, to the sunny streams. As you race, you try to add up bananas to boost your speed, with trilling wild moves, and hover through wicked stunts. There are also great shortcuts to uncover that take full action of the Wii controllers, with Mine Carts, animal friends, and barrel cannons which blast you into orbit. There are also a few extras items here that range from extra bananas, to whirlwinds that snatch bananas from other racers as you race your way through the game.
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    19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Flying with Bongos June 9, 2009
    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    I am somewhat stunned at the high-rated reviews for this game. On most technical levels this game is fine -- and typical of the wii. However the gameplay is morbidly bad. So bad that all of people that I personally know to have played this game hated it almost immediately.

    I love Mario Kart, but had played it to a point that it wasn't as entertaining anymore. This game -- at its core -- is also a racing game made by Nintendo, so I thought it might be an interesting supplement to Mario Kart.

    In this game, you fly a weird bongo contraption by banging on the drums. This is done by shaking your wii remote and nunchuck. If you shake them both, you accelerate. If you lift them up, you jump. If you shake just one of them, you turn in the opposite direction. If this preposterous novelty doesn't immediately dissuade you from playing the game, consider this... you have to constantly shake your controls the entire time you play this game. It requires more coordination and effort than other racing games -- and you will be punished for this effort with much less control over your "vehicle" than in a game that uses a more traditional set of controls.

    If you are still interested, I highly recommend that you rent it at Blockbuster (or some other rental service) before you buy it. You'll know, quickly, whether this game is your thing or not. I would guess that most people will hate it, and those that like it will tire of its novelty soon enough and seek out a better racing game.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Kong will entertain you well December 12, 2007
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    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    This game is not meant for hardcore racing fans of GT and Dirt.

    Excellent game for children and family. Controls work very well. This game is very very enjoyable. Easy to pick up and play. As with every other game from Nintendo there is lot of content to go around. Iam seeing this game on sale most of the times, pick it up you wont go wrong. Multi-player/party mode is one of the main strengths of this game.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars fun for even adults February 17, 2009
    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    Look.. I'm married and we have a blast playing this! It's a race and if you have played Mario Kart it is along the same venue. You will work up a sweat.You can do the most fun obstacles to your partner! I haven't played with 4 people yet..and that is sometimes confusing with the limited space but can't wait to try!We never have a quiet game! It really is fun! Even structred civiliazed adults need to engage their inner child!If you have children they will proably beat you! Adults get bragging rights if you can!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite games! October 28, 2010
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I love this game! It's silly, fun, and you get to sabotage other players! Plus up to 4 people can play simultaneously.

    In response to another reviewer who said you have to constantly shake your remotes throughout the entire game, this is not true. Once you reach full speed, you only have to shake a remote once or twice if you want to turn, and/or lift your remotes if you want to jump. Now, if you crash into something, you'll have to shake both your remotes to get back up to full speed.

    I like this game because the courses are challenging, and it's nice to have a motion different than the Mario Kart steering wheel. My boyfriend and I have played this game for hours on end (we're in our 30's). I'd actually rather play this than the Mario Kart (although I like Mario Kart a lot too).
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Barrel Blast Racing Is The Best Racing I've Ever Seen! January 1, 2008
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    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    This game is the most exhilarating racing game I've ever seen! It's moves are high-tech and the fun is endless! That's what I love about this game! There are 16 different courses to choose from. You can play as 16 characters from the Donkey Kong universe.

    There are eight kongs (Donkey, Diddy, Tiny, Dixie, Lanky, & others). There are also eight kremlings (Kritter, Kass, Kip, Kallypso, King K Rool, & others).

    Althought most of these characters have to be unlocked by beating cups, but that only makes it more fun! I highly recommend this game to those who love racing!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars arrrragggghhh
    awesome game. new levels keep you on your toes and sometime get frustated,but it's worth it
    Published 1 month ago by robert kofroth
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great DK racing game...........
    Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast is an excellent Wii game. As if the Wii doesn't have enough great games, this one goes on to that mile-long list. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Slick
    5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy Donkey Kong games.
    This is a fun race game. I've played alone and with others and find it enjoyable once we remember which controls do what.
    Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth Schadt
    1.0 out of 5 stars More like DONKEY KONG BARREL CRASH!!!
    As a "Donkey Kong" games fanatic who has played such awesome games for years like "Donkey Kong Country 1-3", "Diddy Kong Racing", and "Donkey Kong 64"...... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Zachary
    5.0 out of 5 stars Donkey Kong
    I do not know much about games but my grand children are very happy, it is a great game they have been playing. The condition was very good
    Published on May 4, 2012 by Marcecy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
    love this game. expensive in the stores so I was happy to find on amamzon! Received it very quickly and will order agagin!
    Published on September 28, 2011 by batty1983
    5.0 out of 5 stars great game
    we rented this and played it and was addicted. then i found out they no longer made it, so came to amazon! fun game for the wii. Want to work out your arms, this is a game for you!
    Published on June 25, 2010 by Jayla A. Bowman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice work out
    I really like Mario Kart, so before it was out I tried this one. I now have Mario Kart and love it, but this one is different enough that I still love to play it. Read more
    Published on December 1, 2008 by Hoofy
    3.0 out of 5 stars tough
    this game although very interesting requires a lot of energy and co-ordination. you need to swing your arms up and down vigorously in order to move fast enough and this can get... Read more
    Published on July 2, 2008 by C. Wong
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great kid game
    My grandkids have really enjoyed this game. I have a 10yr old grandson and a 5yr old granddaughter and both of them love this game. Read more
    Published on January 13, 2008 by Randee Senseney
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