Donkey Kong Jungle Beat with Bongos - Gamecube
- 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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Edition: with Bongos
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(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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had DK JB back in the early aughties but I must have given it away or something. The other day I found this [much to my surprise] on Amazon and have enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by R. A. Wilson
This game is so much fun for kids and grown ups. I bought it for my 4 year old and we have a blast together playing it with the Bongos.Published on November 22, 2013 by JP
This game is tons of fun! I played it as akid, and it is still fun now. I recommend it to adults and kids.Published on September 18, 2013 by Sam
For the price it's an entertaining game, but as you progress gets a bit tough. Good game for kids to work out some of that frustration safely.Published on August 10, 2013 by Hiway
This was a Christmas gift and our three Grandsons are still raving about how much fun it is. Graphics are really exceptional and is really a lot of fun for kids ages 8 - 12.Published on February 8, 2012 by JRBH
Got here in time and in perfect condition. My 7 yr old son loves to play it. The graphics are older of course but it's still a fun gamePublished on December 1, 2011 by julsfanning
I really like to play this. I like fighting the different boss characters in the different kingdoms. I liked the watermelon kingdom the most. Read morePublished on January 11, 2008