DescriptionCongo Bongo is an arcade platform game similar in many ways to Donkey Kong, but with an isometric perspective. The player takes control of a safari hunter who is searching for an ape named Bongo, determined to punish him for setting the hunter's tent on fire. The game consists of four one-screen stages, each with an objective to jump on platforms and reach the top. Various animals will try to stop the protagonist: for example, in the first level a large gorilla throws coconuts at him. The hero has no offensive abilities and must jump or otherwise avoid enemy attacks. Stages may contain obstacles or hazardous spots that would kill off the main character.
- "Tip Top" -- European arcade title
- "Africa Nera" -- Italian C64 title
Part of the Following Groups
|No bananas for you, monkey boy||Commodore 64||*Katakis* (37823)|
The Press Says
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Atari 5200||Dec 10, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Intellivision||Dec 10, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|The Video Game Critic||ColecoVision||Jan 04, 2003||C+||58|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Jun 16, 2001||C+||58|
|The Video Game Critic||Commodore 64||Apr 15, 2011||D-||16|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 5200||Oct 26, 2002||F||0|
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Cancelled releasesAlthough advertised, a Spectrum conversion was never complete; neither did an Amstrad CPC conversion which U.S. Gold advertised around the same time make it to the market.
ConversionsThe PC Booter version appears to be the only version with all four arcade levels. Most ports had two or, if you were lucky, three levels.
Intellivision versionAlthough SEGA announced four games to be released on the Intellivision, this was the only title they did release for that platform.
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