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Offline joshnickerson

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Jungle Beat Demo!
« on: February 18, 2005, 07:12:53 AM »
My Circuit City just got in the latest Gamecube demo (#25, I believe) and it's got Donkey Kong Jungle Beat as a playable demo! It's pretty sweet. It took me a bit to get used to it, but before long I was banging the bongos like a maniac, probably freaking out some customers in the process. Obviously, you'll only be able to find it at kiosks that have the bongo drums already attached.
From what I can remember, it also has demos of RE4, Metroid Prime 2, Mario Tennis, Virtua Quest, and Star Fox Assault.

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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2005, 08:24:54 AM »
I was under the impression that Jungle Beat could be played with the regular controller as well, so I wonder why they just don't have it everywhere?
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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2005, 09:07:40 AM »
I was under the impression that it sucks with the regular controller, so it doesn't make sense to demo it without the bongos.
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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2005, 09:12:20 AM »
Can't you just rent it instead?

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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005, 10:31:24 AM »
I hear Blockbuster doesn't rent out the Bongos, so that wouldn't work...
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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005, 03:12:57 PM »
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RE:Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2005, 04:57:45 PM »
Yeah, I played that demo at a Gamestop, and sampled Star Fox and Jungle Beat. Its very impressive. Heck, there was a small line-up after me just to give it a try.

Jumping takes a bit getting used to, since you have to tap both bongos. I tend to over tap and come slamming down.  From what I've played, its a cut-and-dry platformer that's accessible to anyone. The boss was interesting to say the least. Let's just say you need a sense of rhythm to survive.

I think there's a Geist demo/movie too, but I didn't get a chance to play since the line behind me beckoned for progress (aka, "Get out of the line you bum!")
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RE:Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2005, 05:00:46 PM »
Ha, I was actually on my second play through of JB when a little kid came in, saw me playing, then begged his mom to let him play. Knowing he probably wouldn't be able to stick around that long anyway, I relinquished the "weird looking controller" (as his mom put it) and after telling him how to control the game, I let him be.

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RE: Jungle Beat Demo!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2005, 05:33:17 PM »
I love the Jungle Beat demo.  Its super fun.