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Donkey Konga
Donkey Konga
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Main Development Staff
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Release Date(s) Japan December 12, 2003
USA September 27, 2004
Europe October 15, 2004
Australia October 28, 2004
Genre(s) Music/Rhythm
Ratings CERO: A
ESRB: E
OFLC: G
PEGI: 3+
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Media(s)
Input(s)

Donkey Konga is the first Donkey Kong game to be released on the Nintendo GameCube. This game is unique from the other DK games because it has a bigger focus on rhythm rather than previous platforming adventures. It's the 1st game to use the Bongos.

Story

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are hanging out at the beach, when they come across some mysterious objects that resemble barrels. Fearing they had something to do with King K. Rool, they take them to Cranky Kong. Cranky explains that they are bongos, so Donkey tries playing them. Diddy tries as well. Then, when Donkey claps, the bongos started glowing. Cranky explained that the bongos had some kind of power inside them. Donkey and Diddy continue to play the bongos, but they both play terribly. Cranky advises them to practice. At first, they are against this, but then they realize if they can become successful in playing the bongos, they could afford as many bananas as they wish, so they start practicing.

List of songs

All songs listed include Japan, American, and PAL regions.

Japanese song list PAL song list North American song list
Donkey Konga Theme
Super Mario Theme (Super Mario Bros. theme song) Super Mario Bros. Theme Mario Bros. Theme
Turkish March
Hungarian Dance - Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor - Johannes Brahms
Monkey Rap (Donkey Kong 64 theme song) DK Rap
Kirby! (Hoshi no Kirby opening theme #2) Donkey Kong Country Theme Kirby: Right Back At Ya! Theme Song
Advance Adventure (Pokémon Advance Generation opening theme #1) Super Smash Bros. Melee Opening Pokémon Theme
Ai no Uta (Pikmin commercial theme song) The Legend of Zelda Theme
Densetsu no Stafy Tubthumping - Chumbawamba What I Like About You - The Romantics
Mori no Kumasan (I Met A Bear) Rainbow Cruise Diddy's Ditties
Clarinet no Kowashichatta (J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette (I Lost The C On My Clarinet); French Children Song) Back for Good - Take That Bingo
Ōki na Furudokei (My Grandfather's Clock) 99 Red Balloons - Nena Campfire Medley
Mas Que Nada Para Los Rumberos - Tito Puente
La Bamba Oye Como Va - Santana
Mambo No. 5 Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) - Benny Goodman
Kaze no La La La (Detective Conan opening theme) The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
Mata Aeru Hi Made (Doraemon ending theme) Canned Heat - Jamiroquai I Think I Love You - Kaci
Hamutarou tottoko Uta (Hamtaro opening theme) Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera Like Wow! - Leslie Carter
The Galaxy Express 999 (Ginga Tetsudou 999 theme song) Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Hyokkori Hyōtanjima (opening theme song for the TV show of the same name) Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Ashita e no Tobira (Ainori opening theme) Wild Thing - The Troggs
We are the One ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~ (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger ending theme) All The Small Things - blink-182
Love Somebody (Odoru Daichosasen ending theme) You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Momoiro Kataomoi - Aya Matsuura Don't Stop Me Now - Queen We Will Rock You - Queen
Minimoni Jankenpyon! - Minimoni Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai Stupid Cupid - Mandy Moore
Ashita ga Aru sa - Re:japan The Impression That I Get - The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
Koi no Dance Site - Morning Musume September - Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star - Jump5
Fly High - Ayumi Hamasaki Alright - Supergrass Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
Shake - SMAP Richard III - Supergrass Whip It - Devo
Desire -Jōnetsu- - Akina Nakamori I Want You Back - Jackson 5 Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
Colors - Hikaru Utada Busy Child - The Crystal Method
Oklahoma Mixer N/A Rock Lobster - The B-52's
N/A N/A On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

Audio sampling

List of Drum Sounds

Japanese version

American/PAL version

Name Price
Bongo Starter
NES Starter
Electric Drum 25000
KongaCrew 64
Toy 14900
Quiz 912
Mario 4599
Dogs 11
Kirby 2599
Latin Percussion 1900
Zelda 4599
Big Band 88
Laser Space 77
Car 66
Country 49
Barnyard 1050
Classical Orchestra 2220
Cold 460
Whip It 707
Jungle 333

Modes

Street Performance

Battle

Name Timing Points
Mario Great/Good 10000
Yoshi OK 8000
Peach Bad 4000
Wario Miss 0

Challenge

Jam Session

Ape Arcade

DK Town

Gallery

Notes

  • In US version, the two songs "Diddy's Ditties" and "Campfire Medley" were meant to be a children nursery rhyme songs.
    • Diddy's Ditties: Happy Birthday to You, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
    • Campfire Medley: I've Been Working on the Railroad, She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
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