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Make sure it's Donkey Konga's bongos

28 July 2004 - Get jiggy to 'Dancing in the Street,' jam to 'Cosmic Girl' or get down to 'Lady Marmalade' from 15th October 2004 when Donkey Konga launches for Nintendo GameCube. Donkey Konga offers players lots of fun and musical entertainment as they use bongos to keep the beat along to their favourite tunes for this all-new gaming experience. Many of the tracks are exclusive to the European version of the game, picked especially for your enjoyment and each copy of the game comes with its own DK Bongos so you can begin to bongo straight away.

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong return, but with a big difference this time! After stumbling across a pair of old barrels on a deserted beach, they discover they are actually a legendary musical instrument which plays music not only when you drum them, but also when you clap. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong commence upon the ultimate challenge to become famous musicians - so they can buy all the bananas they could ever dream for!

In this musical bonanza, players hit the specially designed bongo controllers in time to a selection of pop, rock, disco, jazz and classical tracks, progressing through the levels to become THE ultimate king or queen of the bongos. This original and unique game from Nintendo allows players to accompany over 30 various pieces of music by hitting the left or right bongo, both bongos together or by clapping in time to the hit tunes. Players see commands appear on the screen and must perform them at the right time to get a good score. To progress to the next track, players must hit all their notes in time. With three different skill levels, even the musically challenged are guaranteed hours of fun.

The game includes many different one-player game modes such as Street Performance, Challenge, Battle and Jam sessions, Ape Arcade and DK Town. These all offer players a fun variety of modes from free sessions to mini-games to quick succession challenges. For the music whiz kids out there, players can also earn coins to unlock more difficult song patterns, new bongo sounds and exclusive mini-games.

Donkey Konga also has multiplayer modes which offer fun and entertainment for up to four people. By connecting up four DK Bongos, players can now get their friends over for the ultimate party with multiplayer music mayhem!

Donkey Konga for Nintendo GameCube launches across Europe on 15th October 2004 and each copy of the game will be sold with its own DK Bongos. Donkey Konga will retail at the estimated price of around 60 Euros. Additional DK bongos can be purchased separately at the estimated retail price of around 30 Euros.

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Notes to editors:

Gamers can bang their bongos to the following hits.

  • Canned Heat
  • Alright
  • Don't Stop Me Now
  • Lady Marmalade
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • I Want You Back
  • Tubthumping
  • Back For Good
  • September
  • Richard III
  • Cosmic Girl
  • Louie Louie
  • The Loco-Motion
  • All The Small Things
  • Oye Como Va
  • You Can't Hurry Love
  • Dancing In The Street
  • Para Los Rumberos
  • Wild Thing
  • The Impression That I Get
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
  • Busy Child
  • Hungarian Dance #5 in G Minor
  • Turkish March
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee Opening
  • Donkey Kong Country Theme
  • Rainbow Cruise
  • Super Mario Bros. Theme
  • Legend of Zelda Theme
  • DK Rap
  • Donkey Konga Theme

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