Congo's Caper

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Congo's Caper
Congo's Caper cover.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Data East
Publisher(s)Data East
Composer(s)Emi Shimizu
Seiji Momoi
Seiji Yamanaka
Platform(s)Super NES
  • NA: May 1993
  • EU: 1993
  • JP: December 18, 1992

Congo's Caper[a] is a side-scrolling platform action video game developed and published for the Super NES by Data East. The game was released in Japan in 1992. A North American version was released in May 1993.[2]


The plot of Congo's Caper involves a half-human, half-monkey boy named Congo, who sets out on a quest to rescue his girlfriend after she is abducted by a demon. The player controls Congo. Congo's Caper is played across 35 levels that take place in multiple worlds, including a jungle, a mountain range, a pirate ship, a volcano, and a ghost town. The bosses include the demon, a T-Rex, a ninja, a pirate, a mad scientist, and a vampire. If Congo is hit by an enemy, he reverts to his monkey form. If Congo is hit again, the player loses a life.[3]


Nintendo Power praised the game's graphics, controls, password feature, and variety of levels, but wrote, "The game doesn't really do anything that Super Mario World and countless other games have done just as well."[2] AllGame rated Congo's Caper three and a half stars out of five.[3]


  1. ^ Known in Japan as Caveman Combat 2: The Adventures of Rookie (Japanese: 戦え原始人2 ルーキーの冒険, Hepburn: Tatakae Genshijin 2: Rūkī no Bōken)[1]


  1. ^ 戦え原始人 being the original Japanese subtitle for Joe & Mac.
  2. ^ a b "Now Playing". Nintendo Power. Nintendo. April 1993. pp. 102–103. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Marriott, Scott Alan. "Congo's Caper - Overview". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2016.

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