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New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)
alaScore 83

16 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Some have doubts about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Windy (

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat review for the WII


Of bananas and biceps.

Beating bosses is satisfying; Innovative mechanics

Controls are counter-intuitive; Little replay value

If you have unbreakable hands of steel or happen to spend part of your life as a touring percussionist, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat will surely provide plenty of fun. It uses the bongo drums in a creative fashion, connecting you to the experience in a...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Castle (

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat


New Play Control or No Play Control?

Great looking graphics ; Infectious jungle boogies ; Fantastic core experience

Some ideas are lost in translation ; Dumber control scheme ; Not as good as the GameCube version

It’s not quite the game you remember, but who pays for what they clearly remember? New is good. Purists can trawl through the eBay mire for a proper copy, but this’ll do for newbies. Not bongo- fun, but still fun. You can scratch that opening remark....

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Neal Ronaghan (

New Play Control! Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat


What happens when you take the bongos away from the ape? Bad things.

Rearranged levels make it feel new again ; Graphics are still great

The removal of the bongos takes away a lot of the charm

The original is awesome and extremely under rated. The fact that NWR as a whole appreciates it is basically the only reason I stick around. This new edition is a travesty. How can you beat off without the drums? Garbage.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Jonathan Hechema (

Hands-On: New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat


Back when Nintendo first released the DK Bongos with Donkey Konga for the GameCube, many were concerned that the only use for the peripheral was in rhythm games. This notion was shot down, however, when Nintendo released an absolute gem of a game known...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Brown (

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat


Serving much the same purpose as the Virtual Console, only for games too large to fit on the Wii's internal memory, Nintendo's New Play Control! series lets gamers use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote to enjoy classic GameCube titles. The original Donkey K

Expert review by: Adam Riley (

New Play Control! Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat


Before the EAD Tokyo team got to grips with Super Mario Galaxy, it was handed a debut project based around both the venerable Donkey Kong and the GameCube peripheral of the bongo drum controllers, which had previously only been used for the Donkey...

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat was an instant classic when it arrived on the GameCube and now, complete with its impressive new control scheme and welcomed extras, it shines bright amongst a plethora of average Wii titles. If you missed out the first time,...

Jun, 2009

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New Play Control: Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat


Donkey Kong Country, but shorter

Jun, 2009