Nintendo Europe To Launch Donkey Konga Bongo Bundle Paks

90 deal puts Gamecube onto Christmas lists

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Donkey Konga, as the spearhead of Nintendo?s peripheral-drive, has got a fair few people talking about the Gamecube recently. It?s exactly the sort of peculiar party game that attracts non-gamers, and its unique appeal surely extends to a fair proportion of slightly green PS2 and Xbox owners too. For those who are on the verge of giving in and shelling out for a new ?Cube as a second, or even third, console Nintendo of Europe has brought some great news to EGN.

As of October 15th, the Donkey Konga Bongo Bundle Pak will be thumping onto shelves. The bounty within? A console, a joypad, a set of bongos and a copy of Donkey Konga. With the total bill just shy of 90, that seems like a pretty solid deal. It?s quite probable that Donkey Konga bongoers of the imminent future will want to get involved in some two-player percussive face-offs as well, and with supplementary sets of bongos available for around the 20 mark, that will be perfectly possible.

It?s not long to wait now. Hopefully we?ll bring you news of Donkey Konga 2 and Jungle Beat in the meantime.
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Joji 1 Sep 2004 18:17
1/5
Sound like a sweet xmas present idea. This could be Nintendo's last xmas to do good biz with the GC, and at it's current price you'd be donkey bonkers to not pick one up.

How much is the game and bongos alone though? Or just the game?

Also if you are paying just shy of 90 quid for GC, one pad , one bongo set and a game, does this mean another GC price drop is looming, especially since MS and Sony recently cut theirs? The above means you are getting a normal pack for about 40-60 quid.

Perhaps, as it would definitely be strange of Nintendo to sell you that pack for 80-90 quid, and a normal pack for the same price. I might be clutching at straws, but it would make some sense, to go next to the GBASP price cut we should expect by Dec-Jan, if not sooner. Not rocket science with DS (and N5) on the horizon.
NiktheGreek 1 Sep 2004 21:46
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It does seem to point to a price cut, you're right. I wonder if Nintendo could hope to recreate the success of EyeToy with this? The PS2 user base was already massive when that arrived, and it only started to sell consoles when people played it at parties. The GC's following isn't as strong, and this may hurt the game's popularity. Really, I'm asking: Will people want a to get a GC to play with a party peripheral they've never used?

However, at least it's not as prohibitively priced as those oh-so-tempting Samba de Amigo plus maracas sets were. Either way, it'll be good to do something a little different with the GC. Hmm... Samba de Bongo, anyone?
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Kaxxx 2 Sep 2004 09:23
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Both Play and Amazon are selling the game and bongos for 29.99 Joji. Not a bad price at all.
Rod Todd 2 Sep 2004 11:00
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Kaxxx wrote:

>Both Play and Amazon are selling the game and
>bongos for 29.99 Joji. Not a bad price at all.

Dude, thanks for that news. I'm in Vilnius at present. But I'm gonna log onto Amazon right now and there's be bongos waiting for me when I get home.

I won't shop at Play, because the VAT they steal off the government could pay for hosptials and schools.
frod 2 Sep 2004 13:37
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Rod Todd wrote:

>I won't shop at Play, because the VAT they steal
>off the government could pay for hosptials and
>schools.

Irony.
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