Donkey Konga is a Donkey Kong game for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the first game of the Donkey Konga series, and it is the first to feature the use of the DK Bongos. The game spawned two sequels: Donkey Konga 2 and Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku, the latter of which was released in Japan only.
When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong find a pair of barrels at the beach, fearing that it may have something to do with King K. Rool, they decide to take it to Cranky Kong for further investigation. Cranky tells them it's a bongo drum set. They both try playing it (badly) and DK claps when Diddy is just as bad as he is. This causes the Bongos to shine. Cranky then further explains that they're magic, and the two Kongs find out that they can have as many bananas as they wish. Then they leave playing the bongos.
The main menu (or island center) is where DK and Diddy start from. They can get to DK Town, the Ape Arcade, their Jam Sessions, Battles (where they'll face of against each other), Challenge (where they'll see how many songs they can clear) and the Street (where they play as Street Performers).
This is where the player can earn coins to buy stuff in DK Town. The player can only keep the coins if they clear the song. The levels for it are Monkey, Chimp, Gorilla, Monkey Jam, Chimp Jam, and Gorilla Jam.
This is where the player plays as DK (second player is Diddy) to see how many songs they can clear. The order in which songs are played is random.
This is where Donkey (P1) and Diddy (P2) face off against each other. The amount of barrels next to each song title tells how difficult it is. The levels it has are Monkey, Chimp, Gorilla, Monkey Jam, Chimp Jam, and Gorilla Jam.
A jam session is when DK and Diddy practice on songs. This area is for 1-4 players. The levels for it are Monkey, Chimp, and Gorilla.
This where Donkey and Diddy hang out and play their favorite games. The player can play some games after they buy them with coins.
This is where the player can buy upgrades such as Jam songs, mini-games, and sound sets. The player can also view high scores in the Hall of Records and go to the Electric Hut (the options menu).
The tracks in Donkey Konga are different for each regional release:
Tracks in Japanese release
Tracks in North American release
Tracks in PAL release
References to Other Games
Name in other languages