Congo Bongo

SEGA Enterprises Ltd. - Saturday, December 31, 1983

About

Congo Bongo is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983. The game has come to be seen as Sega's answer to the highly successful Donkey Kong game that was released two years prior. The player takes the role of a red-nosed safari hunter who tries to catch an ape named "Bongo". The hunter seeks Bongo to exact revenge for an apparent practical joke in which Bongo set fire to the hunter's tent, giving him a literal "hotfoot". The game was named by Peter W. Gorrie who was the CFO of Sega at that time.

Congo Bongo

Game Details

Release date: 12/31/1983
Genres: Arcade Platform 
Themes: Action 
Modes: Multiplayer  Single player  

Alternative Names:

  • Africa Nera
  • Tip Top
  • Tippu Tappu

Platforms

Company

Developer: SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
Publisher: SEGA Enterprises Ltd.

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Keywords

  • gravity
  • isometric
  • 2.5d
  • bridge
  • water
  • platformer
  • male protagonists
  • monkeys
  • gorilla
  • isometric viewpoint
  • cga graphics
  • ape