Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a Nintendo GameCube video game featuring the ape Donkey Kong and played with the DK Bongos. It was released in Japan on December 16, 2004, in Europe on February 4, 2005, in North America on March 14, 2005, and in Australia on March 17, 2005. In 2008 and 2009, the game was re-released in the New Play Control! series of revamped Nintendo GameCube titles. This is the first game to be rated E10 by the ESRB.

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the durian kingdom level has you invading a fortress full of ninja-themed monkeys with lightning swords, cannons, ones throwing little shurikens at you. i made it to the boss and got destroyed because of my awful dodge timing. game over, you have to do the whole 2 levels again to get back. my hands hurt. i physically pummeled my way back through that fortress and stood, dark clouds and hard rain, in front of this evil ass kong. i beat the absolute shit out of him

genuinely one of the most insane and over-the-top Nintendo games ive ever played. this doesnt feel like it should be real

some tedious moments but a good time

Short, but you know what? This was a very satisfactory platformer.

Still one of the most clever and inventive platformers that I've played. The bongos were not detrimental to the experience at all for me. Also really cool just how much this game inspired Super Mario Galaxy.

Points for originality as this is a platformer that is played using the kongas.
Unfortunately I never had fun playing it.