Congo's Caper

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a game by Data East
Genre: Action
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: 2D Platformer Games

Data East has yet another prehistoric adventure in ' store for us with their new Super Nintendo game, Congo's Caper. Unlike the last blast from the past, Joe & Mac, this time you play a monkey named Congo who's mysteriously transformed into a half human along with his girlfriend, Congette. Right after the transformation, a Devil-kid grabs Congette and takes off. Now Congo must prove his devoted love and save Congette from the clutches of an evil cave clan.


  • In this bonus area within the Ghost & Ghouls Stage, hit Joe's statue for unlimited gems. You can earn up to 99 lives!
  • In Part 4 of the Valley stage find extra life in this passage through the wall.

Jungle Fever

Congo's Caper is a rambunctious, multi-scrolling, hop and bop rumble in the jungle. Congo must use his trusty wooden club and acrobatic skills to rescue his beloved Congette. He chases the Devil- kid and bashes a caveman tribe called the Fuzzynecks over six Stages with 35 levels of crazed game play.

Toss Fuzzynecks to break bricks in hard to reach places.

Congo's first challenge lies in the five stages of the Valley where he will encounter cavemen and dinosaurs. Then, he can choose the path for his next challenge -- the Water Stage, the Speeding Stage, the Ghost & Ghouls Stage, and the Modern Technology Stage -- on his way to the Final Kingdom. You bat enemies over fast ramps, across haunted graveyards, and even through a high-tech lab. Occasionally, you can hitch a ride on a Pteranodon to a bonus stage.

  • ln the first part of the Modem Technology Stage, you can grab an extra life by jumping on the other side of this rail and hopping onto this rising pad.
  • If you fall onto the spikes in the Water Stage, be sure to run to the right and grab the red Rubies to restore your life in order to keep going until you reach the exit.

Not Just Monkeying Around!

Congo's Caper hits you with some of the best side-scrolling action around. Congo is easy to control and he has some nifty moves. He can jump extremely high and even roll over or dive into his enemies. If Congo stuns a Fuzzy- neck with his club, he can roll him like a ball or toss him into his cohorts. The graphics stand out with great color schemes, and the backgrounds feature smooth, multi-scrolling effects. The sprites are animated well even for their relatively miniscule size.

You must play through the game several times to see everything Congo's Caper has to offer. There are many secret rooms and hidden areas to be found in the vast network of levels.

This Monkey Shines

Step back in time to have a good time. Congo's Caper is a lengthy game that's long on fun. This game will make you go ape!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

If you were a monkey, just hangin' out in the jungle with your chimp-chick, and a magic ruby fell out of the sky and zapped you both, turning you into half-humans, and a demon-kid swooped down and made off with your girl - what would you do?

You'd high-tail it after them and stop at nothing to save her, that's what - 'cause you're Congo, the monkey-turned-superkid, and only you can uphold the law of the jungle! But it's more than a jungle out there - your search for little Congette will take you from ghost towns to pirate ships to ninja castles to the belly of a Tyrannosaurus. This is no time for a banana-break - you'd better get down to monkey business!

While the little apes were doing whatever it is apes did in prehistoric times, two strange red orbs dropped from the sky. Two apes, not knowing what they were, touched them. In a flash, the two evolved thousands of years ahead of the other chimps. They were Congo and a girl. Suddenly, a little demon swooped down, stole the girl and changed Congo back into his original form. This made Congo very angry, but what could a chimp do? His prayers were answered as another red orb fell, and soon Congo began his quest to get back his lovely mate!

Data East does it again with another caveman-type action game, Congo's Caper! Unlike the previous Joe & Mac, Congo sans the two-player simultaneous mode (but two people can still play, just at different times). The enemies are also an improvement: not only do dinosaurs appear as adversaries, but four deadly scoundrels each with special destructive powers stand in Congo's way as well. Congo must traverse each world these meanies are rulers of in order to find his mate, and he can select any area he wishes! But don't think Congo is immortal: his advanced state is limited to one hit. If he does take a hit, it's back to his chimp form!

To change back into his advanced form, crack open the red eggs along the way and find the red orbs! If Congo collects three of these red orbs without taking a hit, he is Super Congo: he can hit harder, jump higher, and every red orb he collects thereafter in his super state gives him an extra hit point, up to three maximum: every orb gathered after that gives Congo an extra life! Congo is armed with a club and a super jump to smash his enemies - as he has in his chimp form! But remember, Congo can only do it with your help, so help solve Congo's Caper!

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SNES/Super Nintendo/Super Famicom Screenshots