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Donkey Konga, owns my soul
Matt Young
post Oct 19 2004, 11:47 AM
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I'm surprised that no one has started a topic on this already, but I could have missed it seeing as how I've been gone for the better part of 7 months...

On Sunday, I played Donkey Konga for the first time. Although I love music and video games, I never really played any rhythm-action/music games (except a little DDR). However, Donkey Konga had me intrigued from the moment it was announced seeing as how I love all things Nintendo and they have a knack for making very fun, very innovative games.

I was all set to buy Paper Mario 2 until Konga came into my life. My cousin brought the game over and played a couple songs. Since he only had the 1 controller that came with it, I just watched him play.

Speaking of controllers... for the uninitiated, Donkey Konga is meant to be played using the DK Bongo drum controller. Notes roll across the screen in the form of barrels, and you are prompted to hit the left drum when you see yellow, right when red comes up, and both drums for a pink barrel. You also do the occasional drum roll. The bongos even have a sound sensor that acknowledges the sound of you clapping. You use these simple yet effective controls to play allkinds of songs ranging from Devo's "Whip It" to "Bingo" (which actually is great with the clap sensor).

This all may sound stupid to some, but it is highly addictive. This game seeps deep into your soul, latches on, and won't let go.

How addictive is it? Just hours after playing for the first time with my cousin, I went out and spent $50 on the game. Now I can look forward to the multiplayer bongo battles that will surely commence on many (possibly drunken) nights in the near future.
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post Oct 19 2004, 03:38 PM
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I got a little bored with it after a few days and went back to drummania.
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post Oct 19 2004, 08:19 PM
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I dismissed it after making All the Small Things sound terrible with the bongos.

I guess it's okay for what it is, but I'd rather play DrumMania.
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post Oct 20 2004, 11:51 PM
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I was excited about it, but after I bought it I'm kind of dissappointed. I'm looking forward to Taiko Drum Master, hopefully that won't let me down.

HOWEVER: The fact that Donkey Konga has Oye Como Va on it, and that on the highest difficulty Oye Como Va gets the highest difficulty mark, 8 out of 8 bongos, makes the the purchase worth it. Hell that's about the only song I play on Donky Konga, but it never gets old.
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post Oct 21 2004, 12:13 AM
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Ive played a few times with friends drunkenly. As a DDR fan but having not played any other bemani (or speficially drum bemani as it appears most have in this thread) I enjoyed it a lot. If I wasn't broke as a joke I'd pick it up. 4 Player bongos is great drunk playing though.
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post Oct 21 2004, 12:39 AM
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Check out Gamecrazy at 1:00 on Oct 30th, their having a tournament.
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post Oct 21 2004, 12:48 AM
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QUOTE(Scroby @ Oct 21 2004, 06:39 AM)
Check out Gamecrazy at 1:00 on Oct 30th, their having a tournament.

Sweet. Time to pick me up another default tournament win.
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post Oct 21 2004, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE(Ced @ Oct 20 2004, 11:48 PM)
QUOTE(Scroby @ Oct 21 2004, 06:39 AM)
Check out Gamecrazy at 1:00 on Oct 30th, their having a tournament.

Sweet. Time to pick me up another default tournament win.

Not if I can help it........
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post Oct 22 2004, 02:39 AM
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if you go BRING ASPIRAN. I'll probably end up working the tournament at my store. I will be bringing aspiran.
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post Oct 22 2004, 08:21 PM
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And padded gloves for the shitloads of clapping I'm going to have to endure in case there's actually a group of people that show. Funny how the promise of free swag for the winner can add names to a sign-up list.
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Matt Young
post Nov 27 2004, 08:21 PM
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Bumping for reference.
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