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  • Summary: Get back into the swing of things as Donkey Kong goes vertical. King K. Rool is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong to swing into action. Using the same simple control scheme that made the DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance SP game so accessible and fun to play, players of allGet back into the swing of things as Donkey Kong goes vertical. King K. Rool is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong to swing into action. Using the same simple control scheme that made the DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance SP game so accessible and fun to play, players of all skill levels can swing and climb to new heights made possible by the dual screens of Nintendo DS. Adventure mode features Diddy Kong as a sub-character, and players can look forward to new moves, new items and a bunch of minigames sure to make them go bananas. Not only that, but fun tutorials that ease new players into the game also can be accessed as minigame challenges. If players are more in the mood to rumble, they can take on up to three pals in fun multiplayer challenges using DS Download Play and the DS Local Area Network. They can pick from Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong or Funky Kong, and let the monkey business begin. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. This is a pick-up-and-play game in its purest form, albeit with a uniquely tropical control set-up that hasn’t been utilised anywhere else before, sans its neglected prequel.
  2. Gameplay that's as pure and refreshing as a glass of cold banana juice on a summer's day. [JPN Import; Nov 2007, p.60]
  3. 80
    DK: Jungle Climber is arguably more of what we saw in King of Swing, but with updated graphics. For those who felt that game was already a one-trick pony, it may be an undesirable sequel, but tons of hard-to-reach collectibles, unlockable mini-games, and four-player downloadable battles will keep the rest of us honing our skills for hours.
  4. 80
    Hopefully DK’s second outing in his latest franchise will garner a bit more support this time around, because the big ape’s game definitely deserves it.
  5. As it is, it's a game that veers between excellence and anguish a little bit too often.
  6. It’s not the best platformer that the DS has to offer, clearly behind Mario games, but this different concept is worth trying.
  7. Challenge mode offers a few uninspired minigames like banana catching and log hopping.

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  1. RichardH.
    Sep 14, 2007
    9
    A refreshing, original platform that is not as simple as just tapping the L R keys. Alot of creative button pushing combinations, big, A refreshing, original platform that is not as simple as just tapping the L R keys. Alot of creative button pushing combinations, big, original worlds and cool mini games make this game a winner. Learning curve a tad high, so, be patient. Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2013
    8
    Maybe the most underrated game on the DS.

    I had a TON of fun with this game. It is one of these games that just feels great when you play
    Maybe the most underrated game on the DS.

    I had a TON of fun with this game. It is one of these games that just feels great when you play it. You just want to jump and climb from wall to wall because it simply feels great.

    I can recommend it with confidence for anyone who wants to try a different kind of gameplay.

    8 out of 10.
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