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Game #2467
Congo Bongo   Collection: WISE Games
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.09 (22 votes)

Congo Bongo box cover

Congo Bongo screenshot
Congo Bongo is an extremely faithful port of Atari's famous jump-n-run platform arcade game, which in itself is a blatant ripoff of Donkey Kong, presented in Zaxxon-style isometric perspective. When the game begins, Bongo the gorilla just gave you, an innocent sleeping hunter, "hotfoot". Naturally, you vow revenge on Bongo for this cruel prank. Throughout four levels of the game, you will run, jump, and climb your way through a dangerous jungle while avoiding various animals and projectiles. The game includes the introductory animations and sliding screen transitions from the arcade level-- something not commonly seen in PC conversions. Gameplay is quite fun, although Congo Bongo suffers from the same problem of Zaxxon PC version: the very limited 4-color CGA palette makes it very difficult to gauge distances between objects, so any illusion of 3D is almost nil. Still, it is one of SEGA's better arcade conversions, and well worth a look for fans of the original. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA
Year: 1984
Software Copyright: SEGA
Theme: Humorous
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: KLOV's entry, VGMuseum's review of arcade original
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Zaxxon, Big Top, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

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