You don't know me but I've played a lot of your games
over the years. 24 years ago I was obsessed with Miyamoto's
Popeye and Donkey Kong in the arcades and later became
a master of the various Mario and Zelda games. You
guys have done some great work. I remember buying
my wife Rare's Donkey Kong Country for the SNES back
in 94. She loved that game. It was the only game she
recently imported DK The King of Swing because there
has been a drought of games to review out there. You
know, it's February and the release lists are a little
been partial to your recent wave of Donkey Kong products
with the release of DKC2 on the GBA, Donkey Konga
on the Cube and the upcoming Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
Those bongos are whack dudes. They'll look great next
to my NES R.O.B., The SNES Super Scope and the Virtual
Boy. Your peripheral department sure must be smoking
something wild over there to come up with all these
bizarre devices that don't really seem to have any
that leads me to DK the King of Swing. Guys, what
were you thinking? I'm surprised this game doesn't
require some sort of crazy swinging device that you
have to plug into your GBA after bolting it to a wall
or ceiling. But good for you. You managed to get the
control mechanics quirky enough with just the GBA
L and R controls in mind.
R or L to rotate around pegboards, gears and other
bizarre videogame devices? Is this one of those Japanese
culture things that North Americans don't understand
or did someone lose a bet and have to create this
game? Actually don't tell me, it's better not knowing.
I loves me a good mystery.
so I'm rotating on pegboards and gears, collecting
bananas, charging a super jump by holding both R and
L buttons and trying to get from the bottom of the
level to the top, I'm "Going Bananas" after
I get 20 bananas which speeds me up and I'm healing
when I get hurt which also costs me 20 bananas but
gives me another heart, but the thing I still can't
figure out is "Why am I so freakin' addicted
to this ridiculous game?"
the Donkey Kong fan in me loves that K. Rool is back
and characters from all of the major DK games are
involved (Diddy, Cranky, Dixie, Funky etc) and yet
this one couldn't be further from its sidescrolling
roots. Had this game starred Rotating Rodney and His
Funky Munky Bunch I would have liked it just as much.
really don't know how you do it. I was the one guy
who actually liked your critically panned Mario Pinball
and I dig this one. I think it's because it's just
so doggone original. Once again you fellows at the
Big N have managed to take a simple concept that no
one has thought of before and make it work.
it's the not the next Tetris, but then again, what
is? This one might come as a shocker to gamers expecting
something more along the lines of Donkey Kong Country
(Super Donkey Kong in UK and Japan) but for those
in the mood for an addictive low level puzzle game
great for all ages, this will be a sweet tasting banana.
Remember, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that