It then shoots them out at some kind of angle. The trophies given during the award ceremony have differing designs and sizes, depending on which cup was beaten. They cannot hurt another racer by touching them, but they are immune to being damaged by both racers using Wild Moves, their attacks, as well as all items, except for the reversed control effects and loss of Wild Moves from a Mega TNT Barrel. One hit defeats it. Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (ドンキーコング たるジェットレース Donkī Kongu: Taru Jetto Rēsu, Donkey Kong's Jet Race) known in Europe and Australia as Donkey Kong Jet Race, is a racing game the Wii as a part of the Donkey Kong series. The game was released for the Wii in Japan and the United States in 2007, and in PAL regions in 2008. Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (known as Donkey Kong Jet Race in Europe and Australia) is a racing game in the Donkey Kong franchise. players can avoid them, jump over them, attack them (destroying it will give the player 5 bananas), or run into them (this reduces the player's speed and does … It flies to the opponent behind the user and rams them, making them lose ten bananas. Controlling Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast will get you moving! One hit defeats them. This item's effect is not affected if the user is a Kong or a Kremling. Donkey Kong Barrel Blast was met with mostly negative reviews for its slow racing, imprecise controls, a lack of online mode, and that the Bongo Controllers were left out of the game even though GameCube controllers are completely compatible with the Wii. Racers slow down when struck by their attack or by colliding with them directly. A piranha that is encountered only near waterfalls. Additional Donkey Kong series characters, such as Rambi the Rhino, Enguarde the Swordfish, Zinger, and Necky, make cameo appearances as items. Including Ultra Barrel DK as a separate character from Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast features a total of 17 playable characters (consisting of 9 Kong characters and 8 Kremling characters). The player with the most amount of points at the end of the set of races is the winner. Players can learn to race at Cranky's flight school where Cranky gives eight lessons on how to play the game, acceleration, use of elements and Wild Moves. The game also marks the first game appearance of Lanky Kong (excluding remakes) since his debut, which was released 8 years prior. [17] GameSpot labeled the game a fifth-rate Mario Kart clone. It has an average score of 43.94% from 32 reviews on GameRankings and an average of 46 based on 34 reviews on Metacritic. When used, it pulls in bananas close to the user. The player can also raise the remote and Nunchuk to jump, and use the motion sensing to punch opponents and obstacles, and to use items. It takes away bananas from all the racers and gives them to the user. If used by a Kong, the effect lasts a little longer. The effect of the item remains the same regardless if a Kong or Kremling used it. Unlike the Crystal Coconut, touching players while invincible does not hurt them. There is also the Training Course, which is not used in any of the cups, but it is used in Cranky's Flight School, some of Candy's Challenges and during the credits upon winning the Platinum Cup. To accelerate, the player must shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk alternatively, lift them simultaneously to jump and use the motion sensor to beat rivals and obstacles and using items, while the character will be guided by the route of the tracks, including curves of automatic. A miniature version of Necky. Both barrels causes a player to lose ten bananas if they run into one. There is also a giant version of this that shoots multiple lasers and homing missiles that cannot be defeated, but it can be stunned temporarily by crashing into it while using a Wild Move.