Congo Bongo Reviews (SG-1000)
There are no reviews for the SG-1000 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
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The Video Game Critic (Jul 13, 2016)
This version of Congo Bongo is still fun though, and the fact that it's so unique adds to its appeal.
Sega-16.com (Dec 23, 2019)
I don’t think I can recommend this version of Congo Bongo to anyone over say, the ColecoVison port. There just isn’t enough here to maintain interest for long, and what is there isn’t done particularly well. Congo Bongo was a great little romp in the arcades, and none of that charm made it onto the SG-1000. In all honesty, all of the conversions of the time lacked major elements, but I had high hopes for this one. Bongo just isn’t worth hunting.
Sega Does (May 22, 2014)
Two levels on a maddening loop, until death or sanity or the power switch do you part? Excising two of the game’s four levels was an odd decision on Sega’s part, especially when Borderline – a 1980 Sega arcade game that was also ported to the SG-1000 – was able to retain its four levels. At the very least, Sega could have downgraded the two missing Congo Bongo levels in the SG-1000 version, regardless of original arcade hardware differences. At a time when the SG-1000 could have used a big arcade-faithful port to drive system sales, Congo Bongo for the SG-1000 feels too slight to be of any significance.