by Brendan Phoenix & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
So you're all probably wondering how both Brendan
and I completed this game at the same time. Well,
Brendan sent in the ending in the standard .VSF
(WinVice64 emulation) format, but for some reason I
couldn't convert the game into .PRG format, and so I
decided to complete it myself. Unfortunately, I neither
had the time or the inclination to play through the
whole game without cheats, and so I used my trusty
Action Replay Cartridge, and switched on the SPRITE
KILLER function. The problem was, on Level 3, you need
to jump on a crane that takes you across a pit, and with
the SPRITE KILLER function activated, the game didn't
allow me to jump on the crane. I have fallen into this
predicament before and so I used the SCREEN EDIT
function on the Action Replay Cartridge, which allowed
me to see a frozen state of the game screen and draw in
(using the letter 'A') platforms wherever I liked! I
then restarted the game and walked over the newly drawn
platforms. WHAT A BLOODY CHEAT! So that's the story
about how we obtained the ending.
Now, onto the game
itself... if ever there was a game that took me back to
my early years of computing then it's Kongo Kong. It was
probably the third game I ever purchased, which cost me
the princely sum of £2.50 (a weeks pocket money for me
back in 1983). I totally fell in love with this game and
spent most of my time playing it. Okay, so the sprites
are totally cack, but it seemed to keep me
captivated - even though I was able to complete it at
every sitting. Anyway, to understand how sad I am, when
Brendan sent in the ending, I went straight onto eBay
and purchased a copy for my tape collection! :)
So enough babble, here's
Spacky Stick Man has
saved Spacky Stick Woman!
The platforms give
... and ...
Kongo Kong falls to
his death, leaving Stick Man & Woman to float in space!!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan played the game without cheats (BOO!), and I
cheated my arse off (see above explanation).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Our hero finally catches up with the Princess on the
final screen where he needs to pull out all the bolts so
that the scaffolding collapses. Kongo Kong falls to his
death and the death march plays in the background.
Strangely, our hero and his Princess are left floating
in the sky. How does that work!