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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 SG-1000 The second level.
Congo Bongo SG-1000 The first level of the SG-1000 port. Notice the change of perspective when compared to the other versions.
Congo Bongo SG-1000 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jul 13, 2016 C 50 Dec 23, 2019 4 out of 10 40
Sega Does May 22, 2014 D+ 33


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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
Kabushi (257405) added Congo Bongo (SG-1000) on Apr 10, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69007), jeff leyda (1809), Martin Smith (76124), Pseudo_Intellectual (63606) and Servo (57358)