GamesOnNet writes: "If you have played Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat in its original incarnation, this new version is a tough sell. On one hand, the new control system is not quite as good as the original – some of the game's energy is lost, and it is not quite as engaging. However, the vast majority of the game's stages have been re-designed, and there are a few new ones, so it almost seems like a new game. For players that missed Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat the first time around, the New Play Control! version is an excellent product, one of Nintendo's finest platformers to date, and a must-have for any Wii owner".