Commodore User1st February 1985
Published in Commodore User #18
Congo Bongo what's gone wrongo. The game was merely a minor success in the arcades when it was launched by Sega eighteen months ago. And a minor hit is all it's likely to become on the C64. Pretty graphics and jolly jingles are no substitute for a basic lack of gameplay.
Congo Bongo is another game based on the now extremely hackneyed jungle safari theme. Just two screens of mediocre action. The first challenges you to climb to the top of some ramparts dodging the coconuts being lobbed by the ubiquitous ape at the top of the screen - easy peasy, took me about five minutes.
Screen two is no more than a 3D Frogger - again quite pretty to look at but you should be able to do it with your eyes closed.
The game is really only suitable for children. Experienced games players need not apply.