DK Bongos are bongo-like controllers for use with certain Donkey Kong video games for the Nintendo GameCube. There are two bongos, each shaped like a classic barrel with a rubber drumskin fastened on top. It also has a built-in microphone to detect clapping. Donkey Kong
Japan the controller is called the "TaruKonga" (or "TaruConga") controller. The name is a multilayered pun, combining "Taru" (the Japanese word for "barrel"), "Kon" or "Con" (a suffix used by Namco when naming their original peripherals, such as the "GunCon", or the " TaTaCon"), and Konga (or Conga).
The DK Bongos are featured in
as Super Smash Bros. Brawl Donkey Kong's Final Smash attack, the "Konga Beat".
If someone were to plug in the bongos on a different Gamecube game, the left pad will act like the A Button and the right pad will act like the B Button.
Released [ edit ]
Note that the DK Bongos are incompatible with
Jungle Beat's re-release for the Wii. New Play Control!
Canceled [ edit ]
Wii titles were initially designed to support the DK Bongos. Such support, however, was removed due to Nintendo wishing to avoid alienating Wii gamers who did not own the peripheral: [1 ]
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