Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Yet despite its innovation, the game gets old quickly and simply doesn't have enough depth to warrant much replay, turning the once-proud ape into just another goofy monkey.
  2. The new Play Control version has no rhythm and no soul. Resolute players should somehow try to find the GameCube edition.
  3. 74
    The game is a nice GameCube port and definitely worth its money (only 30 euro's). The controls are good and Donkey Kong lovers will recognize a lot of cool old stuff while playing!
  4. It has more new content than any other New Play Control! game but this is still inferior to the original.
  5. A very good platformer, that's the best description we can give you about Jungle Beat. The level design is superb and fits the combo-making gameplay perfectly. Even on the graphical side the game doesn't fail to impress. However, the experience is very short and lacks the very entertaining Bongo controller that made the Gamecube version so much fun.
  6. Still a good game, but it’s lacking a lot of the charm of its original outing without the bongos.
  7. A really good platformer that sadly somewhere on the way lost some of it's original identity. The wiimotes does not really replace the drums as well as you'd hope, but the overall design and gameplay is still appealing and satisfying.

Awards & Rankings

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#96 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#96 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Sep 30, 2012
    9
    I haven't played the Gamecube version but the wii version is great. The best thing about this game are the controls and gameplay. Combo's alsoI haven't played the Gamecube version but the wii version is great. The best thing about this game are the controls and gameplay. Combo's also add a strategic element to this game. The boss battles are also great with the bananas you collected being your life bar. Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    Good as any other DK game, this one has a different style but it's a very rewarding and engaging game. Level design is superb and will keepGood as any other DK game, this one has a different style but it's a very rewarding and engaging game. Level design is superb and will keep you coming back for better scores, boss fights are also much fun. Full Review »
  3. Aug 23, 2010
    8
    While it's certainly a lot of fun, I even would claim it as a '2D Mario Galaxy', it has several annoying flaws, and after re-thinking saidWhile it's certainly a lot of fun, I even would claim it as a '2D Mario Galaxy', it has several annoying flaws, and after re-thinking said claim, I realised how perfect Mario's 3D outings where, compared to this. It is however a very good, and downright fun Wii game, with some technically brilliant level design, and some graphics worthy of the Wii. If it were not for some flaws, we could have had the '2D Mario Galaxy' that the Wii really needs. Full Review »