Donkey Kong Barrel Blast for Wii - Summary, Story, Characters, Maps

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Alternative Names

Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race

ドンキーコング たるジェットレース


Paon Corporation



Release Dates

10/08/07 Nintendo
06/28/07 Nintendo
01/25/08 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 48
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 3
Now Playing: 0

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast - Summary

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.
  • 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.

          Source- Nintendo.com

Sales History

Total Sales
1 27,882 n/a n/a 27,882
2 14,942 n/a n/a 14,942
3 10,524 n/a n/a 10,524
4 6,993 n/a n/a 6,993
5 5,370 n/a n/a 5,370
6 4,059 n/a n/a 4,059
7 3,438 n/a n/a 3,438
8 4,109 n/a n/a 4,109
9 2,735 n/a n/a 2,735
10 2,356 n/a n/a 2,356

Opinion (3)

bobbo19 posted 18/02/2009, 01:42
Made gold level sales. pretty good and would have made nintendo a healthy profit.
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arsenal009 posted 09/11/2008, 05:13
Ppl are wining cause it got bad reviews. I'm certain most didn't even try it.
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Oyvoyvoyv posted 27/10/2008, 01:34
I played this game at a friend's place, and it was a lot of fun. Not Mario Kart levels, but enjoyable. I don't get what people are whining about.
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