'Super Smash Bros. Wii U' News: DK Bongo Controller Compatible for New Game [VIDEO]

Andrew SerafinNov 18, 2014 02:27 PM EST
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As Nintendo's 'Super Smash Bros. Wii U' nears its upcoming release, fans are gearing up to avail some of the newer features not available in the already released 3DS version. What's more, is that it has been reported that the DK Bongos controller is compatible with the Wii U game launching November 21.

For those who are unfamiliar, DK Bongos is an actual GameCube controller that was released by Nintendo. The controller looks like a set of two bongo drums and was specifically designed for a handful of Nintendo games like 'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat' and 'Donkey Konga'.

Moving on, new reports are claiming that the bongos will be compatible with the upcoming 'Super Smash Bros. Wii U' title. However, considering that SSB is a series of fighting games, it doesn't make much sense to control a complex character (with a bunch of signature moves) using only two drums (two buttons).

The only way that the drums can be used naturally is through the Final Smash for the character Donkey Kong. Since the iconic Nintendo character has made an appearance in every 'Super Smash Bros.' game since the N64 version, not much has changed about him.

Donkey Kong remains to be one of the heavier characters that uses strength over speed to surprisingly knock out opponents that have racked up a high percentage of damage.

Stepping into the new games, and the upcoming Wii U version, players can expect to see some Final Smash ball items occasionally floating about them while they fight. This is where the DK Bongos come into play.

When Donkey Kong hits the final blow to the powerful floating orb, he gains the ability to use his bongos and rhythmically knock back any opponents near him. While this will certainly be seen in 'Super Smash Bros. Wii U', this time around, the player can connect the bongos and actually land the beats perfectly with the drums.

While this might not be the most practical move to pull when playing against friends or the computer, the fact that the bongos are actually functional for DK's final smash is pretty interesting.

On a side note, the DK Bongos are simply an enlarged set of a controller's A and B buttons. Tapping on one of the drums simply acts as if the player had pressed a button on a regular controller.

Check out the video of the DK Bongos in action in the upcoming 'Super Smash Bros. Wii U' game:

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