Friends, welcome back to a new episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast – on this show I am going to be discussing 1983’s Congo Bongo by Sega. A classic isometric platformer that manages to meld elements of both Donkey Kong and Frogger into a rather unique if difficult game. A word of warning on this episode – I kind of hit a brick wall in regards to finding any information on who was responsible for creating Congo Bongo. As you will hear for yourself in the episode, while Congo Bongo wasn’t a success in the arcades, Sega managed to get a port out for pretty much all of the popular home consoles and computers of the day.

As always I want to thank you for taking time of your very busy schedule to listen to the podcast – so without further ado, don your pith helmet and prepare to trek into Congo Bongo!

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By the way, our ending theme which is entitled “River Raid”, was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. If you like what you hear you can listen to more of his work over on his SoundCloud page.

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Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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