Pac-Kong (Atari 2600)

Pac-Kong Atari 2600 Starting the game

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Pac-Kong plays very similar to Donkey Kong. The player controls an "adventurer" (called Kong in some versions of the game) and has to reach the treasures the evil octopus hid away.

Each level consists of a series of platforms that are interconnected by ladders. The only action the player can take besides moving around is pressing fire to make the hero jump. This is necessary to get across the gaps between some of the platforms. At the same time, the player has to avoid the smaller octopi as well as clouds of poison gas which move around the screen randomly. Once the player reaches one of the treasure chests at the top of the screen they won the level and a new round starts. Pac-Kong can also be played by two players in an alternating fashion.

There are various versions of the game which have different sprites for the antagonist, its weapons and the protagonist but are otherwise identical.

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Pac-Kong Atari 2600 ...otherwise you fall.
Pac-Kong Atari 2600 Starting the game
Pac-Kong Atari 2600 I win!
Pac-Kong Atari 2600 You must jump at the very from the edge of the platform...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Spider Maze" -- Canadian version
  • "Spider Kong" -- German Goliath version
  • "Pac Kong" -- German Hot Shot version

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TeleMatch Jul, 1983 3 out of 6 60
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 5 out of 6 20

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robotriot (9076) added Pac-Kong (Atari 2600) on Jan 17, 2009