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  • Summary: Feel the beat of an all-new Donkey Kong adventure as you drum your way through wild jungle kingdoms. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, you must use the DK Bongo Controller to guide the ape through dangerous environments rife with enemies and obstacles. Donkey Kong's actions, which include walking,Feel the beat of an all-new Donkey Kong adventure as you drum your way through wild jungle kingdoms. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, you must use the DK Bongo Controller to guide the ape through dangerous environments rife with enemies and obstacles. Donkey Kong's actions, which include walking, jumping, and attacking, depend on where you hit both bongo drums. Use your hands to battle beasts, collect bananas, put together combo strings, box with rivals, and even ride animals. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Nintendo Power
    92
    It's so intuitive, it's like your brain is moving the big ape directly. [May 2005, p.88]
  2. A new style of platforming that may catch on, but since it is so short I would suggest a rental only for this one.
  3. It is a charming romp through dazzling jungle environments via glistening ice chambers, volcanic caverns and aquatic wonderlands. But sadly, many players will complete Jungle Beat in just a few hours.
  4. Edge Magazine
    80
    Game designers talk of emphasising character through dialogue or animation, but his may be the first incidence of a game emphasising it through a control method. Its immediacy means you'll share every inch of his swaggering, gleeful, unstoppable violence. [Feb 2005, p.78]
  5. 80
    Pass the bongos back and forth between stages and have a blast drumming Donkey Kong on his journey.
  6. The game lacks depth, and is just too short to be enjoyed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. WouterB.
    Feb 12, 2005
    10
    No flaws, no dull or none-enjoyable moments, innovation, great graphics, good replay value (it's not like 3 hours), good sound and a lot No flaws, no dull or none-enjoyable moments, innovation, great graphics, good replay value (it's not like 3 hours), good sound and a lot of variation. Buy now. Expand
  2. happypappy
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    If yu don't like this one chill'en, then yu doesn't know how to have fun.
  3. Jul 3, 2016
    10
    Donkey Konga was a music game but using the bongos on an action game is amazing. This game is creative and overall fun. Not the best DK videoDonkey Konga was a music game but using the bongos on an action game is amazing. This game is creative and overall fun. Not the best DK video game but this game is really fun. I do enjoy this game with a great passion. Expand
  4. PeterM.
    Feb 12, 2005
    9
    An absolute blast from start to finish. Great graphics great fun GREAT GAME. As with most Nintendo games not too tough to initilally clear An absolute blast from start to finish. Great graphics great fun GREAT GAME. As with most Nintendo games not too tough to initilally clear but quite hard to get all golds on every level. The levels are varied and keep your interest the first game to keep me up past midnight for months. Expand
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    8
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  6. FergusP.
    Apr 22, 2007
    8
    An absolute triumph. What you need with this sort of game is an easy concept, easily accessible and very fun gameplay. This game is just a An absolute triumph. What you need with this sort of game is an easy concept, easily accessible and very fun gameplay. This game is just a quick knock-about but God a quick play has never been so satisfying or rewarding. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 11, 2005
    0
    It's horrible. Boring, lame stupid. I mean dear god. It's so so stupid.

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