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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. 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!
  2. Still a good game, but it’s lacking a lot of the charm of its original outing without the bongos.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. The new Play Control version has no rhythm and no soul. Resolute players should somehow try to find the GameCube edition.

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#91 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#81 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Feb 28, 2021
    5
    Insieme al Country Returns per me rimane uno dei giochi di DK più dimenticabili. Jungle Beat cambia completamente formula per passare a bossInsieme al Country Returns per me rimane uno dei giochi di DK più dimenticabili. Jungle Beat cambia completamente formula per passare a boss fight dove bisogna premere tasti velocemente e livelli molto corti e dimenticabili, inoltre ora si giocherà solo come Donkey Kong senza altri Kong al seguito.
    Che dire, ricordo di aver finito questo gioco e poco altro.....
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  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »