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Congo Bongo

DOS - 1984

Also available on: Apple II - Atari 2600 - Atari 8-bit - ColecoVision - Commodore 64 - Intellivision - VIC-20

Alt names Africa Nera, Jīn gāng sāndà, Tip Top
Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Africa, Arcade, Platform
Publisher SEGA Enterprises, Inc.
Developer SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.19 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of Congo Bongo

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!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Bu 2023-03-28 0 point

The DOS version file corrupted and can't run in windows 10

Pillin 2020-12-29 1 point

Me gusta mucho el juego

thealamo67 2019-10-01 1 point Commodore 64 version

This one is a lot of fun! It's a good challenge for younger gamers too.

Mr Vampire 2019-02-05 0 point Commodore 64 version

For some reason it always made me think of the line "Uh oh, Chongo!" from Danger Island.

adsasd 2019-01-30 -1 point

this is nothing like donkey kong.

indstr 2014-02-07 -1 point DOS version

These screenshots are definitely not from a CGA version

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