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  • Summary: Get ready for a fresh new set of popular songs in the sequel to Donkey Konga. Donkey Konga 2 features more than 25 new songs, ranging from pop and hip-hop to R&B and rock. You can select from three difficulty levels and five gameplay modes, including freestyle and concert. Connect up to four sets of DK Bongos controllers for jam sessions, or match your rhythmic prowess against a rival in the two-player battle mode. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Menus aren't quite so easy to navigate as they were previously but then that's only because there's so much more to do now and as trade-offs go, this is one we're quite happy to abide. [JPN Import]
  2. If you didn't notice already, this means that there were not only no Nintendo songs, but there were no children songs, either.
  3. It is evident that Nintendo has made the effort to make this game more appealing towards the general public with more hip and modern music then the original.
  4. 70
    The single-player modes are really lacking, which is really astounding since the multiplayer is so much fun.
  5. The gameplay itself-though uninteresting-is still intuitive and responsive.
  6. The basics of the original remain intact – clap, slap and bang the bongos.
  7. 25
    The game is just plain sloppy, and smacks of being rushed out the door to capitalize on Donkey Konga's popularity before it was too late.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. RyanM.
    Jun 24, 2005
    9
    I finally got a chance to psot this review, over my busy life and my busy days playing this genius title. I may be a bit bias towars this game, so take it with a grain of salt. I find Doney Konga 2 to be pure undeniable fun. The game ranges greatly in difficulty so everyone can find a level they enjoy and can play without excessive frustration. The songs are definitely not as varied as what we saw in Konga 1, but still what IS placed in the title are mostly fun and upbeat songs, great for the genre in which this game is. I find it a bummer, that the original artists are not doing the songs in this game, but I did not lose much sleep over it, for I was too busy tearing through mini-games and unlocking all those infamous Dixie notes. The Dixie notes are a great asset, where you are given hints and tricks and clues gradually, and unlocking every note is a major psychological reward. So basically, Donkey Konga 2 is great fun, but it is most definitely not for everyone. Fans of the previous have no choice but to pick this up, and rythm game fans should check out the previous entry before getting Konga 2. The rack list is more defining, and the improvements are little, but it is still great fun for anyone willing to give it time and patience. Expand
  2. BubbleM.
    Jun 17, 2006
    5
    I'm not really sure. When I saw it I thought it would be as good as DDR but when I played it the controls were tough and it the music (that I've never heard of) goes too fast for me to figure out the controls. But it's a kind of fun game and I like the story to it. But now I kinda wish my sister bought me Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for my B-Day. Expand
  3. JohnS.
    May 22, 2005
    2
    Why the lame music? I had both the EU and US version of the original game and the tunes were so much better! Especially the EU version with it's classic end electronic pieces. This (US) version of Donkey Konga 2 contains the weakest music I've heard for a very long time. Expand

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