Bongos = Fun

As I wandered through the aisles in Circuit City after making my purchase of Star Wars Trilogy, I stopped at the unusual site of the Nintendo GameCube station.

Are those frelling bongos?

Oh yes they were bongos with a microphone, the controller for the deliciously addictive and humiliatingly fun Donkey Konga. It’s like Dance Dance Revolution but with bongos. A sucker for these rhythm type and you-actually-have-to-get-off-your-ass games, I tried my hands at it. I chose Santana’s classic, Oye Como Va, from the beginner’s selection for the obvious drum beat.

Left bongo. Left bongo. Clap. Pause. Right bongo. Right bongo. Clap. Pause. Left bongo. Left bongo. Rrrrrrrrroll right bongo. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.

You get the picture. And oh my god. This is like the best game EVER!

My coworker Bob watched me for half a minute, chuckled, promptly disowned me, and went into hiding in the television section. Terence, on the other hand, acknowledged later that he saw me playing with the thing, and made a wise choice of just walking away from me.

Embarassing. Yes. But hella fun!

Psst. Coming soon. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. You control the Kong not with the controller, but with the bongo beat.

/me starts putting pennies in the piggy bank for a GameCube.

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