That was one of the most bizarrely satisfying games on gamecube. It was a ton of fun, had some neat ideas and designs, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I was so glad when they announced the same team (EAD Tokyo) would be doing Galaxy. The bongos took a little getting used it, but they ended up making for a really neat experience. It let your momentum really do a LOT.
@Zero... Well, the original question was who bought that game. Without the title & opening, the thread will tend to slide & shift as the discussion goes, and won't be about the opening discussion anymore. The ideal solution, I believe, would be to be able to link multiple threads to a game... keeping the original title but having the list of threads related to the game under the opening... thoughts?
I bought it a few months ago when I found it cheap in a GameStop. However, I don't have the bongos, and so I feel like I'm missing something when I play it with the controller. It's still a nice game though, and you can definitely see some of Super Mario Galaxy's inspiration in this game. Heck, it even uses some of the same sound effects!
So yeah, Jungle Beat. Definitely own. It's awesome. The creativity in the stages is pretty insane. It's not at the same level as Super Mario Galaxy, but it is easy to believe that the team went on to make that game. There are even a lot of elements of DKJB that show up in Galaxy, like the floating water areas and such.
I also like how the stages have the whole points / combo thing going on. It leads to a lot of replayability in what otherwise would be a quick finish and move on game.
@Davoid Hmm yeah, but then his post was just looking for opinions on it, so I'm not sure at that he would be like "BUT ONLY IF YOU BOUGHT IT!" Maybe? I mean essentially it would just become a Donkey Kong Jungle Beat discussion thread.
This "game" thing was such a great idea but also difficult to figure out the best way to implement it.
Anyway, yea, the same team that made DK Jungle Beat went on to make Galaxy. That makes it all the more intriguing. I actually wanted to check it out when it first came out but for whatever reason I wasn't able to. I saved up for a while, had the money aside and everything. Maybe I just decided not to because I may have wanted to buy something else...
Anyone know? Bongo controls work with the wii? I've been wanting to get this game. I know where I can get a GC version or where I can get the NPC version. I'll get the bongos if I'm sure it works on the wii.