Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Good intro to gaming for young kids.
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)
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Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)
Date: 19/02/10, updated on 16/03/10 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Simple controls, can play as a family.
Disadvantages: Too easy for hardcore gamers.
First of all, lets be clear about what this game is and is not...it is not a game for hardcore gamers who like a challenge. However, it is absolutely fantastic as an introduction to gaming for kids. It is basically a racing game with very simple controls, basically shaking the wii remote and nunchuk, and easy steering and manoevres. The characters will also appeal to young kids-the Kongs, who are all monkeys and the Kremlings who are their crocodile enemies. You can unlock characters as you play.
There are various modes to this game:
There is an initial training mode to get you used to the controls.The training mode teaches you how to turn, jump and attack anemies as well as using the "boost" that gives you an extra burst of speed when you have collected a set amount of bananas. Because the controls are simple, any player will be up and running after a quick run through the training section.
Various sets of tracks which get progressively harder. If you come top of the podium at the end of all the races, you can unlock extra features and difficulty modes. The tracks are nice and varies with great graphics and music.there is a space track, desert tracks, jungle tracks, ice tracks and ruins, to name but a few.
Gives you chance to have up to 4 individuals competing against each other at once on either individual track or on the grand prix circuits. This is easily the best feature of the game, but you will need a wii remote for each player.
A series of challenges which get harder, the more you complete. Typical challenges would be collecting a set amount of bananas, or defeating a certain amount of enemies. Completing certain challenges unlocks various characters.
This is a really fun game to play as a family or at parties, even when people are unfamiliar with gaming because it is so simple. the graphics are bright, the music is fun and not irritating and this is a good buy because it has been out a while and you can usually get it quite cheaply from high street game stores, or in the preowned section.
Summary: Great for kids and families.
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