Congo Bongo (Colecovision Emulated)

Score: 17,260
World Ranking: 2
Scored By: ILLSeaBass (ISB)
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I've now re-played a few of the Congo Bongo ports, and this one feels closest to the original. The rhinos on the second level are ruthless and random.. still can't figure out if there is a pattern to their madness. Cheers!

-- Posted by ILLSeaBass on 2017-01-22 10:01:20   Reply
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@ILLSeaBass:

Congratulations for your score. You've beaten my one, although I came much further. I mastered the complete 2nd stage, you stayed on the 1st.

But you jumped in every hole in the rhino scene and earned 1000 points each time. I didn't realize this method so far.

I always find it interesting when anybody finds out the weakness of a game.

-- Posted by MangiaBoy on 2017-01-22 10:56:01   Reply
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@MangiaBoy:

I'm sure you can play it again and beat my score. As for the 1000 a hole, yep, but I couldn't for the eff of me figure out the pattern of the Rhinos and had no choice but to jump in those holes to avoid them. I'll have to watch your video to see how you were able to get passed them as well as how you managed to jump on the red fish in the 2nd to last level. I'm like 0 for 20 in my attempts. Cheers MB.

-- Posted by ILLSeaBass on 2017-01-22 11:42:37   Reply
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@MangiaBoy:

I just looked and all you have were screenshots... oh well, it would have been cool to see how you made it that far. 

-- Posted by ILLSeaBass on 2017-01-22 11:44:43   Reply
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@ILLSeaBass:

Making a video of this game is difficult, because it can take an endless amount of attempts (maybe one hour or more) to come so far after many frustrating tries before.

1st stage is very easy and makes no problems.

The rhino stage is the toughest, my tactic so far was to run as fast as I could hoping with a lot of luck not become a victim of the rhinos.

The river stage is not easy but you can become better with training. This is one of the games where pixel-exact jumping is essential. I don't like this sort of games.

Conclusion: Congo Bongo, wonderful graphics, game plan could be (much) better. In my eyes the game is too difficult.

Mediocre game. And of course, the Coleco version is even the best one on all home consoles.

All others are horrific (Sega SG 1000, Atari VCS, Atari 5200)

By the way. I only published videos on Altirra emulator for Atari 8bit and 5200, on BlueMSX I'm just learning. I made video now of another game, but I still don't know how to release.

-- Posted by MangiaBoy on 2017-01-22 12:38:06   Reply
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@MangiaBoy:

My setup makes recording fairly simple. I've bound quick keys to start and stop recording in OBS. It's almost second nature to me now, almost a reflex when I start a new games. Having multiple monitors helps as well...  I have 3, but 2 would definitely do.

Agreed on this being the best port. The Atari VCS version is just disgusting.. The only one I'm very familar with is the Atari 800 version. Also pretty bad, but I'll try to set a high score in that once it's been added to the site. I'll expect his score to be destroyed by you very soon wink

-- Posted by ILLSeaBass on 2017-01-22 12:45:35   Reply