Explore an adventurous jungle with Kong, the goofy gorilla protagonist in Banana Kong.
Meet Kong, a hungry gorilla who lives in a tropical jungle. His favorite food is bananas, which he can’t get enough of. No, really, he craves this yellow power-fruit more than any other ape we can think of. In Banana Kong, the bulky monkey goes on a fast-paced journey through his neighborhood. As you can imagine, Kong’s neighborhood is quite diverse, features many dangers, and lots of other animal friends. Luckily, our primate protagonist is not considered the king of the jungle for nothing! He roams through the tropical forest like a reigning emperor.
Banana Kong is a true side-scrolling endless runner. In contrast to games such as Subway Surfers or Temple Run 2, the mobile game published by FDG Entertainment is presented as a classic platformer. The primate protagonist runs from the left side of the screen towards the right as one obstacle after the next tries to end his run. While the app may look like Rayman Jungle Run at first glance, Banana Kong actually doesn’t feature any levels, but automatically generated content that is separated into different areas. The main part of the world is set in the jungle. Dashing through a pipe will bring players under water; swinging through the vines might bring them to the top of the trees; and breaking through the opening of a cave will bring them into the cavernous underground.
Collecting bananas will charge up Kong’s special-move meter. Once it’s filled up all the way, you can slide the screen to dash forward. This will allow you to access other areas and also break through any obstacles. Aside from getting as far as you possibly can, you should focus on completing certain incentives to collect extra bananas. You have the extra support of some of Kong's animal friends who also live in the forest. A toucan allows him to soar through the jungle, while a turtle makes him faster under water.
Banana Kong is available for free on iTunes and the Google Play Store.
05/20/2015 10:42 am - Sigh. Never judge a book by its cover, they say. Unfortunately, I am often a sucker for a good game presentation (or book cover for that matter). I played Banana Kong for thirty minutes, but felt like I experienced everything that was fun about this...more