Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Paon

Genres: Party / Rhythm (4 players)

US release date: Oct 8th, 2007 | EU release date: Jan 25th, 2008

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Race to victory with the DK Crew! Donkey Kong and friends have located high-powered barrel rockets, and now the battle for king of the jungle is on.

  • Donkey Kong is Back! One of Nintendo's most popular characters, Donkey Kong, is back with all of his friends ... and a few enemies as well. Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, King K. Rool and the whole gang appear as playable characters in this fast-paced racing adventure.
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll! Simple Wii controls make racing a snap. Shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to accelerate, then shake one or the other to turn. Press a single button or shake the controller to jump, attack or use items.
  • Rocket to Victory! Target enemies with a Pineapple Cannon, skillfully chain together Wild Moves or use the Wii Remote to blast out of a Style Barrel. Multiple game-play modes, 16 awesome courses and a rollicking four-player multiplayer game will keep players coming back for more.

How to progress through the game:

  • Grand Prix: Race solo in 12 different cups across a variety of courses and difficulty levels.
  • Time Trial: Pick the course and try to set a new record. Players can even save their best times in the form of ghost data.
  • Practice: Race across any track without the pressure of time limits or other racers.
  • Candy's Challenges: Help out Candy Kong by taking on 32 unique challenges, such as grabbing 1,000 bananas, beating a course in a certain time or staying in first place wire-to-wire.
  • Cranky's Flight School: Learn how to play from Cranky Kong himself.
  • Multiplayer: Players take on up to three friends in a high-flying free-for-all as they bash, smash and rocket their way to victory. Multiplayer is not a separate mode; players can simply choose to play the other modes with additional people.

Characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Lanky Kong, Tiny Kong, Funky Kong, Wrinkly Kong, Cranky Kong, Kritter, Kopter, Klump, King K. Rool, Kludge, Kalypso, Kip and Kass.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features:

  • Wild Moves: Each course is littered with bananas. If players grab 50 of them, they can perform a Wild Move by pushing down on the control stick and then releasing it. Wild Moves propel racers forward at an insane rate of speed for a short period of time - they also allow them to run over enemies, other racers and most obstacles. Skilled players can extend the lives of their Wild Moves by hitting objects to create combos.
  • Style Barrels: If players fly into a red Style Barrel, it will fire them high over the course. While in flight, an animation of the Wii Remote will appear on-screen and ask players to shake it in a certain direction. Each time players do so successfully, the rider will pose and get showered with bananas!
  • Items: There are 15 crazy items that players can use - everything from offensive weapons like Backward Barrels and Pineapple Launchers to helpful power-ups like Banana Fairies and Crystal Coconuts. Using items effectively can turn the tide of a race.
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BonbonJoe said:

Woah. Maybe Nunchuck + Wiimote = Drumsticks?

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chanus said:

Go back to regular dk games.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I don't care what other people think, and screw those who give bad remarks about cool games like these. If it has a cool character, it must be played, no matter what genre it is. Like Mario, Sonic, Crash, Bomberman, Dizzy (cuz I wuv her^^), Wario, Chun-Li, Athena, you name it!

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Zendalf said:

NICE! I'll probably skip it though.

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1st day Wii owner said:

I wonder if the DK bongos would work.

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AlexKidd said:

No kidding. Stop with the bongos please.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Earth to AlexKidd, the bongos rock!

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Degga said:

Looks pretty cool but ain't there enough racing (mario kart) games out there?

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Sonic Fan said:

I'm not good with instruments so I'll give this one a pass.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Sonic Fan, I think you use the Wii Remote & nunchuck for this game.

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Luigi said:

I agree with both of your comments, Captain Jamesman. Screw people who hate this game. Donkey Konga rules, Donkey Konga 2 was better, so this is going to be awesome! And the Bongos kick ass.

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Sonic Fan said:

That's nice CJ. But I never really played DK Konga. So thanks but no thanks. I'll give it a pass.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Thank you for agreeing with me Luigi. And Sonic Fan, I respect your decision, but you don't know what you're missing! If you ever do, at least give it a try.

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Toad said:

I'm getting it, it's awesome.

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Luigi said:

Oh my god. I just noticed this game already launched! And it launched 1 day after my birthday.

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Luigi said:

I forgot one more thing. I heard they're calling it Donkey Jet now.

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wiiman said:

They can't really go back to the old type games just because Nintendo and rareware split.

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mario said:

It was supposed to be released on the gamecube.

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Luigi said:

How many times are they going to change the name! First, DK Bongo Blast. Then Donkey Jet, now Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

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A Yoshi Fan said:

I wish it was going to be on GC.

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mii said:

Get donkey kong junglebeat- best fun I had xmas 05.

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Chiisaru said:

There are all the kongs, except swanky, kiddy, chunky and candy kong won't be playable.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I really liked the game.

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Sonto said:

The Bongos are great, but I wish they'd just go back to traditional DK country style Platforming. Donkey Kong can play the bongos, thank you Nintendo, we get it.

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Wiipaw said:

I love the main DK theme. The one on the bongos.

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onlybowseruser said:

Donkey Kong games are getting worse. What happened to the rich platforming, adventure, and awesomeness found in older DK games? DK started out as a villain, so he could align with Bowser to stop Mario from getting stars. Or something.

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Ganon said:

Got some good news and I got some bad news. Bad news is DK64 may not be on VC anytime soon. Good news is like Paper Mario, DK64 will be ported to DS. Will it be developed by Rare? Not sure but they did it with Diddy Kong racing. Another thing, Nintendo plans to continue the DK series with a new platform installment. But it might turn out like "Banjo kazooie nuts and bolts". Though not exactly, the formula may be changed.

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yeah said:

I agree with everyone on here who has said they should return to the original DK games like the DK country games which were phenomenal.

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Ahyan said:

hello I wanted Donkey kong but my dad said no maybe you can

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