DK: Jungle Climber DS

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. We don't like the story, save for the talking banana aliens (fo fanana), and the whole peg grabbing stuff doesn't light our fire, but Jungle Climber is a cute, simplistic adventure game that anyone can get into, and the addition of four person multiplayer adds to its banana eating appeal.
  2. 70
    Though it gets slightly tiresome by the conclusion, Jungle Climber makes the most of its peg mechanic and provides a fresh change of pace from the familiar Mario side-scrolling school of thought.
  3. New players will likely get a kick out of the interesting control mechanics. Things may turn sour, however, once they get a taste of the game's occasionally grueling difficulty.
  4. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    70
    This is quite a contradictory game. The console has so many titles available that this one doesn’t really stand out, but it’s nevertheless a good Donkey Kong. Some of the levels are really creative, but others become quite frustrating because they require too much of the controls, which are innovative but not very precise. [Jan 2008]
  5. Rather than deliver a tantalising treat, peeling away the skin of DK: Jungle Climber reveals bland play mechanics that can't be saved by the game's creative control system.
  6. Challenge mode offers a few uninspired minigames like banana catching and log hopping.

Awards & Rankings

#80 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
#50 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    4
    A sequel to the the GBA title "DK:King of Swing" is not exactly what the DS needed. Is it fun at least? Well if you consider awkward controlsA sequel to the the GBA title "DK:King of Swing" is not exactly what the DS needed. Is it fun at least? Well if you consider awkward controls with a silly-bland story than be my guest. The story is that DK and his friends find an alien banana hybrid who says that his crystal coconut was stolen by King K. Rool. So as any of you would expect, DK decides to find it and get it back.

    This game has weird controls, you use the D-Pad to move, press R and L together to jump and also use R and L to climb. It already sounds difficult. And it is very difficult. Boss Battles are a prime example of this. It's like trying to shoot a moving target with an arrow blind. I barely got past the first boss. And not to mention there are collectables like DK coins you collect in every level. So good luck to you completionist!

    This is probably one of DK's more pitiful games, I must give credit though for putting bonus content and multiplayer, but it doesn't make up for it's amount of difficulty with the controls, as well as the controls themselves.

    And finally
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  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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  3. 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. Full Review »