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Congo Bongo (コンゴボンゴ), originally known as Tip Top (ティップタップ), is a 1983 arcade platformer game developed by Sega. It is often considered an isometric equivalent to Nintendo'sDonkey Kong, as it stars a protagonist chasing after a large ape (in this game, called "Bongo"). However, unlike Donkey Kong, the game is set in a jungle, the graphics are more detailed and there are more enemies and traps.
As Sega likely never gave Congo Bongo's levels official names, home conversions
Primate Peak/Jungle Mountain/Waterfall Pass
The Atari, Intellivision and 1983 Commodore 64 versions omit this level.
This level is also missing in the Atari, Intellivision and 1983 Commodore 64 versions.
Lazy Lagoon/The Great River
Like many early Arcade games such as Space Invaders or Pac Man, Congo Bongo was widely ported to numerous home consoles and computers in the 1980s, including the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, IBM PC, IntelliVision, MSX, TI-99/4A and Commodore VIC-20. Two versions exist for the Commodore 64, from 1983 and 1985, respectively - the latter is more faithful to the arcade original.
Many of the weaker computers and consoles were unable to render isometric graphics, and therefore had to find other methods of rendering the game. The Atari versions for example uses an oblique perspective, whereas the SG-1000 game goes for a top-down approach. The Atari, Intellivision, 1983 Commodore 64, MSX, TI-99/4a and VIC-20 versions all omit levels 2 and 3, presumably due to storage restrictions, while the ColecoVision port only excludes level 2.
A ZX Spectrum version of the game was planned, but was later scrapped.