Donkey Konga
Genre Puzzle -> Puzzle
Today's Rank 19798
Homepage
USA
Date 2006-09-08
Publisher Nintendo
UK
Date 2004-10-15
Publisher Nintendo
North America Retail 
Box ArtUnited Kingdom 
Retail Box ArtNintendo's original video game icon is reborn in Donkey Konga--most unexpectedly--as the modern face of rhythm-action. Donkey Kong is back, and his jungle beat is catchy as hell. As with all rhythm-action titles, the objective here is simply to keep time with the game's streamed soundtrack. Colourful visual backdrops complement perfectly the selection of pop tunes on offer. Hit the left bongo, hit the right, hit them both--clap your hands, there's a neat sensor device built into the bongo controller--and all the while enjoy non-stop celebration through the life-affirming mediums of cheesy music and eye candy. But this is not merely a pretty, lightweight game. Donkey Konga is particularly impressive because of the balance evident in its design: play well and you'll be rewarded with new credits which can then be taken to the game's shopping area, where new tracks and even new bongo sound effects can be purchased. And with four controllers, multiplayer modes for as many players can be accessed. This is a videogame musical as pure Nintendo-branded fun. --Jonti Davies

Features:
- Non-stop musical mayhem as you drum along to 30 songs, from childhood classics to modern hits
- Help Donkey and Diddy Kong clap their way through old and new songs, following the rhythms of the tune
- Earn coins for keeping up with the beat, then use the coins to buy new sounds and add new elements to the music
- Multiplayer action for 1-4 players
- Includes special bongo-shaped Donkey Konga drum controllers
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