Excerpt: La jungle est à feu et à sang, les ennemis ont envahi les moindres recoins et des monstres effraient les petites créatures des lieux. Donkey Kong est donc appelé à la rescousse pour assainir la jungle de toute menace, à grands coups de poings et de tête. Donkey ne plaisante pas, surtout quand ses bananes sont elles aussi mises en danger. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, déjà paru sur Gamecube il y a quatre ans, avait à l'époque connu son petit succès.
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.
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.
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.