Conclusion: If you never got a chance to check out the original DKJB, then you should definitely play NPC! DKJB. However, longtime fans of the bongo smashing original may have issues adjusting to this new version, or may even find that they miss their old peripherals while playing. For me, though, I think the change in controls is for the best and should allow a much wider audience to check out and enjoy this masterful title.
Review: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat New Play Control (Nintendo Wii)
22 July 2009
Excerpt: Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (New Play Control) (Wii) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Action Platformer Release Date: 05/05/2009 Nintendo’s decision to release Gamecube remakes under a new label for only $30 is a welcome change over passing these games off as full new Wii releases. The third North American release in the “New Play Control”Â� series is Donkey Kong Jungle Beat , a 2D platform style game that plays like anything but a platformer.
Conclusion: Il faut bien admettre que Donkey Kong Jungle Beat dispose de quelques points négatifs assez rédhibitoires et il est fort probable que les joueurs de la première version ne cherchent pas à revivre cette courte aventure sur Wii. Trop court et trop facile, voilà comment le qualifieront les plus réfractaires. Mais malgré tout, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat séduit, amuse et passionne.
Pros: L'ambiance, Le gameplay dynamique et addictif, Les mises en scène pleines d'humour, Diversité des environnements
Cons: Durée de vie bien trop courte, Manque de variété des boss, Peu de challenge, Trop facile
Summary: Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo’s best-loved characters as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat has been added to the Wii’s New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.
Excerpt: There’s a schism in the ideology behind the GameCube’s Donkey Kong Jungle Beat . It was either a brilliant, innovative experiment on how to control a platformer, or it was a desperate attempt to cash in on the gimmicky bongo controllers for fans that had already eagerly devoured Donkey Konga and its sequel, and were looking for their next rhythmically-inclined meal.
Excerpt: New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a re-release under the New Play Control label. It is based off the original Donkey Kong Jungle Beat on the GameCube and has been reworked with some changes and additions including the use of the unique controls of the Nintendo Wii. Originally, Jungle Beat made use of the Donkey Kong Bongo Drums accessory, which at the time was an innovative and unique controller for the GameCube system.