Donkey Kong’s Wii Debut Barrels Into Stores

DonkeyKongBarrelBlast.jpgNintendo has today announced the official retail launch of Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast, DK’s debut game for the Wii. Barrel Blast isn’t your typical Donkey Kong game, though. It’s a family-friendly four-player kart racer starring the whole DK crew racing aboard rocket-powered barrels. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk are put to use accelerating and steering, with other buttons needed for jumping, attacking and using items. In all there are 16 courses, 16 playable characters, tons of wacky weapons and power-ups, and a full slate of play modes, including Grand Prix, Time Trial, Practice, Candy’s Challenges, Cranky’s Flight School and Multiplayer. Drop by your local game shop, pick up a copy of Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast and go bananas!

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