Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Listen to the Bongo Beat

Those of you who were at my birthday last year may have sampled Donkey Konga. It was that Nintendo GameCube game that was running in the loungeroom. That's right. The one with bongos.

The idea was simple enough - play the bongos and clap (that's right - clap) along with your chosen piece of music. If you do it right and in time you get points.

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a new game. It's a platformer. It features Donkey Kong. It's called Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. And you play it with the bongos!

Once again, it seems simple enough. Tap on the left drum to go left. Tap on the right drum to go right. (Tempo determines speed). Tap both to jump in the air. And clap to do special things, like grab bananas you can't reach and hurt the bad guys.

I've played through the first four kingdoms. Took me about an hour. And my arms are sore. Really sore. I feel like I've been down the gym. So, naysayers, take note. Computer games can be good for your physical wellbeing.

Friday, April 08, 2005


It's come to my attention that I have a blog. That I don't update nearly often enough.

Now Swancon is over and I'm no longer writing to people overseas every night, I might try and post neat stuff here more regularly.

And now:

A Cure For Cancer.