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Donkey Kong Jungle Beat with Bongos - Gamecube

Platform : GameCube
4.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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with Bongos
  • Use the simple controls for a world of great game moves - jump around on elastic vines, ride animals, pound enemies with your fist and more
  • Interact with all sorts of enemies, obstacles and challenges with the bongos -- from soaring in a homemade parachute to bouncing off the walls like a pinball
  • Precise and intuitive context-sensitive controls, depending on the timing of your drumming
  • On-screen nudges players in the right direction
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Product Description

Edition: with Bongos

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat uses the DK Bongo controllers (included) to create a totally unique action game experience. Put your hands together and beat the bongos to control Donkey Kong and his powerful combos!

Product Details

Edition: with Bongos
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  • ASIN: B00077DLXY
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 7.8 x 7.5 inches ; 2.7 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 8, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,778 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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By S. HAMMEL on June 14, 2005
Edition: with Bongos
My son spotted this game and the bongos at Toys R Us and started playing. I had a hard time getting him out of the store! He cried like crazy.(he just turned 5 and usually doesn't do that)I told him we'd go back and play again someday. Well, he kept bugging me and my husband everyday to PLEASE take him up there to play it.

(We have a Super NES that was mine and we have Donkey Kong 1,2,and 3 that he constantly plays, so he is familar with it)

So, I bought a game cube 2nd hand for 45 bucks and bought the game/Bongo combo at Toys R Us. He has played it ever since we got home (4 hours now) with no sign of slowing down. I'm sure it will keep him happy for a long time.

This game actually gives your arms a workout with all of the drum beating and clapping. I also can be in the other room and know "what he is up to" as long as I hear the drums beating, LOL. I'm glad I bought this.
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Who'd have thought that bongos (and clapping) would be a good interface for a platformer? Not me. I played this in a store and was hooked pretty quickly.

The interface is great - multiple taps on the left bongo to go left, right to go right, and both at once to jump, along with a few other combos. You clap which makes DK clap, which sends out sound waves in a certain radius that can affect other things.

So simple, yet so good. The multipliers with the fruits are a great device -- run over a banana and it counts as one, run over 5 and they count as 5, but jump into the perfect position to clap and collect them all at once and you can score 20.

So I'm clapping and banging on the drums and it's a total blast, and I realize I'm actually working up a sweat playing the game. And like most Nintendo first-party games, the gameplay is near perfectly solid, the gameplay is set up in that toally addictive Nintendo style where you don't want to stop.
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Edition: with Bongos
I eagerly purchased Donkey Kong Jungle Beat with the Bongos as soon as it was released. After a few minutes of tinkering with the bongo based controls, I found myself happily adventuring through another great Donkey Kong title. As strange as playing a Donkey Kong Country style game with bongos sounds, controlling Mr. Kong is a fairly intuitive and very fun experience. With a rhythmic tap to the right bongo the character runs to the right. With a tap to the left bongo, Donkey Kong runs to the left. Hit both bongos simultaneously and he leaps into the air. Hit both bongos while in the air and Donkey Kong will quickly slam to the ground. Add a clap or a tap to the side of the bongos and a shock wave radiates from Donkey Kong, which stuns enemies, allows Donkey Kong to grab any near by bananas, or causes Donkey Kong to swing from the hands of friendly monkeys hidden in cleverly placed floating bushes.

Even if it does take you a bit longer than others to become comfortable playing a videogame with a set of bongos, the game is very forgiving for the first few levels. The level system in place uses barrels as worlds. Each barrel that you unlock holds four levels named after various fruits. A level will include two sub levels and a boss encounter. The sub levels end when you bite into an over sized fruit at the end of the level. Once you bite into the fruit, Donkey Kong enters the fruit and collects as many beats as you can quickly beat on the bongos in a period of five to ten seconds.

The boss encounters range anywhere between a boxing match with a fellow primate, to a pineapple throwing contest with a robotic elephant with a cannon for a trunk.
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Edition: with Bongos
So we've entered a whole new genre of game play. One that throws out the hand-held controller and replaces it with...BONGOS. I first heard Nintendo was making this game and laughed about it. Well, my mind was changed once I played the game. No, this isn't a game with an in-depth story, or any story for that matter. No, it's not a difficult game you will spend hours upon hours before defeating. This game is one thing and one thing only, fun. And you will have fun playing it, I promise you that. It takes a bit to get used to this Bongo style of game control, but how original.

If you're looking for a game that you can lock yourself up in your room and not return for a few days until you have defeated it, look elsewhere. But, if you're looking for a game that you and all your friends (if you have any) can pull out for a good laugh and a few hours of fun. This game will deffinitely accomplish that much. As I said before, this game isn't difficult...game play wise, but it does take some skill and coordination.

I will warn those who will play though, this game requires a lot of clapping that makes your hands sore, and at points you are to hit the bongos as fast as you can, which will make your shoulders and arms very tired. Needless to say it is all worth it. One other thing, this game is quite beautiful graphically and has some very well done levels and environments.

So go ahead, try something new, play the bongos, play donkey kong, laugh, play, live, and most of all, don't be so skeptical about these silly new gaming ideas.
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