Nintendo World Report:
Jungle Beat originally came out for the GameCube in 2005 and was heralded for its great old-school platforming. The hook of the game was that you used a bongo drum peripheral to control the titular ape in what was a wonderful mixture of a platformer and a rhythm game. In the recently released New Play Control! version, the bongo controls are removed in favor of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. This, along with other changes, has transformed what was once a charming genre hybrid into a straight platformer with middling results.