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Congo and Congette were a pair of monkeys happily living in the jungle. One day a magic ruby fell out of the sky and turned both Congo and Congette into half-humans. The ruby also brought forth a demon-kid who prompty kidnaps Congette. It will be up to the newly evolved Congo to travel across the jungles and rescue her.

Congo's Caper is a side-scrolling platform action game. Being the second Tatakae Genshijin game, it is the sequel to Joe & Mac and controls very similar to that game. Players move Congo to different locations on a map, each representing one level. Controlling Congo, the player can move left, right, jump, duck, swim, climb ladders, roll down hills and swing his club to attack enemies. If Congo is damaged or hit by enemies, he reverts to a monkey form. Another hit as a monkey will kill him and use up one of his lives. To return to human form, Congo can collect a ruby or if he collects rubies while already human he can turn into an invincible Super Congo for a short while. Collecting 100 diamonds or 1 big diamond will give Congo and extra life while collecting sapphires will spin the slot machine (and possibilities of bonuses).


Congo's Caper SNES Title screen / Main menu (Japanese version).
Congo's Caper SNES Introductory cutscene with Congo and Congette.
Congo's Caper SNES Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "戦え原始人2 ルーキーの冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tatakae Genshijin 2: Rookie no Bōken" -- Japanese Title

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GameFan Magazine Jan, 1993 83.5 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1993 10 out of 12 83
N-Force Feb, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Jun, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun Jul, 1993 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic May 10, 2011 F 0


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Atom Ant (825) added Congo's Caper (SNES) on Oct 04, 2007