A Truly Good Video Game, You'll Just Wish It Lasted Longer.

User Rating: 9 | New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat WII

I've been reviewing video games on this website for the past thirteen years now, and it's only now, that I'm starting to run out of new things to say about video games that I've never played before, but I want to review in my own way. This game initially caught my interest back in the Nintendo Gamecube days, but having to play the game with the DK Bongos was a turn-off for me, so I ignored it at the time. When the game came back for the Wii, and was now playable with normal play control with the Wii Remote and nunchuk, I knew that it was a game that I should at least give a chance to play! However, it was only recently that I was finally able to do so. Thankfully, the wait was well worth it. Even though the game was initially released on the Gamecube, this video game is STILL visually brilliant by Nintendo Wii standards! Although the goal of this games is to collect as many bananas as you can (they act as Donkey Kong's health points when you fight a boss at the end of each Kingdom/Level) and beat each different boss at the end of each Kingdom/Level, accomplishing this task is not as easy as it sounds. There are many different baddies trying to put a stop to Donkey Kong's Jungle Beat, so you got to move the Wii Remote and nunchuk in a vigorous enough way to damage the bosses when you can, and to try to take as little to no damage from bosses when possible. The more bananas you collect, the more crests you earn at the end of each kingdom/level, up to a maximum of three. Thankfully, because the bosses can be a bit hard to beat, getting the crests is a purely optional task. Even with the difficulty of the bosses, the game is still remarkably short, just about as short as the original "Donkey Kong Country" game. Still, if you're looking to kill a good weekend with a challenging, visually brilliant game, it's pretty hard to go wrong with this one. This video game is well worth a good play. Enough said, true believers!