Congo Bongo (Front Cover)
|Publisher(s)||Sega Distributed by Texas Instruments|
|Original Retail Price||$39.95 (USD) |
|Format(s)||Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module|
|Release||1983 3rd Quarter |
Congo Bongo is a port of the popular Sega arcade game by the same name. Congo Bongo is an action game released for the TI-99/4A home computer system in the 3rd quarter of 1983 on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module gaming cartridge. Congo Bongo for the TI-99/4A originally retailed for $39.95 (USD). The game itself received its name from the Sega CEO at the time Peter W. Gorrie. Some have asserted that the game is crafted after the Atari game Donkey Kong, however there are many unique differences that separate the game from Donkey Kong.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Advertising Blurbs
- 3 Manual
- 3.1 Introducing Congo Bongo
- 3.2 Preparing for the Safari
- 3.3 Beginning the Safari
- 3.4 Continuing the Safari
- 4 Downloads
- 5 References
- 6 External Links
In Congo Bongo the player, represented by a red-nosed safari hunter, navigates a forest in search of an ape named "Bongo." He is after Bongo for revenge. It is said that Bongo set the safari hunter's tent on fire as an apparent practical joke. Congo Bongo consists of four one-screen stages, each with an objective to jump on platforms and reach the top. Numerous different animals attempt to hinder the player from attaining his/her goal. For example, in the first level, a large gorilla throws coconuts. The safari hunter has no weapons to combat these attempts to thwart him/her. His/her only defense is to either jump enemy attacks or avoid them completely.
Front Cover of Manual
You are a hunter on a jungle safari. Reach the mischievous Congo Bongo by escaping wild monkeys, skull-crushing coconuts, and poisonous snakes. Ominous jungle drums warn you of the dangers that lie ahead-but it's too late to turn back!
Triton Catalog - Fall 1984
Your heart thumps in time to the ominous jungle drums . . . as you survive attacks by menacing monkeys, loco coconuts, and killer snakes. You're on safari to find the king of the jungle - if you live! Increases in challenge levels as your skills improve. (Joysticks recommended.)