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Congo 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.


Congo Bongo Atari 2600 Climbing your way up the first level
Congo Bongo Atari 2600 Title screen / set game options
Congo Bongo Atari 2600 Beginning the second level

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Alternate Titles

  • "金鋼三代/Jīn gāng sāndà" -- Taiwanese release
  • "Tip Top" -- European arcade title
  • "Africa Nera" -- Italian C64 title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jun 16, 2001 C+ 58
Atari HQ 2001 4 out of 10 40
Woodgrain Wonderland Nov 11, 2016 F 0


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Cancelled releases

Although 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.


The 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 version

Although SEGA announced four games to be released on the Intellivision, this was the only title they did release for that platform.

Information also contributed by LepricahnsGold
Servo (57398) added Congo Bongo (Atari 2600) on Dec 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69379), jeff leyda (1735), Kabushi (209748), Martin Smith (66852), Pseudo_Intellectual (60499) and Servo (57398)