Conclusion: My bare animosity toward Donkey Konga 2 stems from my dislike of the first game and the fact I possess very little in the way of timing and/or rhythm. The basics of the original remain intact – clap, slap and bang the bongos to the music with the help of some scrolling icons. Up to four can play at once, either with the bongos or the regular control in a variety of modes, which don’t differ all that much from the previous title.
Conclusion: At its heart, Donkey Konga 2 doesn’t make any big improvements over the original title. It’s more like an expansion pack loaded with new songs as opposed to anything substantially new. Whether or not you will take a liking to the game could be strongly influenced by personal taste in music. Some players will love the compilation of songs, others might feel alienated by the specialized arrangement.
Summary: The drumming action itself is still responsive and entertaining, but the whole package simply doesn't feel as inspired as the original, and it makes little effort to expand or improve upon its predecessor.
Pros: Intuitive controls, Good for beginners and experts alike, Great multiplayer potential
Cons: No mechanical improvements over the original
Conclusion: Donkey Konga 2 offers new songs, new modes and new mini-games. It's a fine-tuned version of DK 1. Unfortunately this game can't give us the fresh bongo-ing experience the first one gave us.
Pros: More modes, New songs, Better minigames
Cons: Not enough songs, Bongoing can get boring, No big differences with DK1