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- Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber swings its way onto the Nintendo DS! -

Donkey Kong is back and this time for a brand new adventure which will have you going bananas with excitement! Following on from the success of Game Boy Advance title, DK King of Swing, Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber introduces players to an addictive game play mechanic combined with accessible and entertaining game play. Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber will be available across Europe on the Nintendo DS on 12th October 2007.

This is not your typical platform game - in Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber players control the game almost entirely using the L and R shoulder buttons, swinging their character from vine to vine as they traverse large horizontal and vertical stages. The two shoulder buttons on the Nintendo DS are used to swing our hero left or right, grabbing hold of vines as he goes. Once on a vine or peg DK will spin around it until the player releases the button causing him to jump in the direction he is facing. Players must master effectively swinging from peg to peg while avoiding the obstacles and hazards in their way to progress through this game.

In his latest adventure, Donkey Kong is enjoying a much-needed holiday with his friends on an exotic tropical island. However, the sinister King K. Rool and his Kremlin crew steal some mysterious crystal bananas from visiting aliens and use their power to attempt to take over the jungle and the universe. After accidentally destroying their ship, Donkey Kong agrees to put his vacation on hold and help the aliens recover their treasure.

The colourful and original level design featured in this game will delight fans of the Donkey Kong universe as well as newcomers to the Nintendo DS. To help Donkey Kong achieve his goal players must progress through a number of worlds, each with five sub-stages, defeating a sinister boss at the end of each world. While making their way through the action-packed stages players will be able to collect bananas, gems and coins as well as defeating enemies with Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's attacks.

Even once the game's main quest has been mastered, Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber provides a selection of other features to keep players busy including unlockable cheats and a host of addictive minigames. These minigames include Rolling Panic where players must jump logs and dodge boulders, Speed Swing which requires DK to make his way through a difficult obstacle course against the clock and Throw'n'Crush, a target practice game using throwing rocks. What's more, for an added challenge both Speed Climb and Barrel Race can be enjoyed with up to three other players using the Nintendo DS wireless connection.

Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber launches across Europe on 12th October for the Nintendo DS at the estimated retail price of around 40.

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