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identify this old LCD handheld

Post by do_sucol » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:35 am

I've been looking for the name of an old lcd handheld that i used to have as a kid.

What i vaguely remember is that It played like a donkey kong game with lifts that would move up and you would collect things like an umbrella .And thanks to this months retrogamer and the lcd /handheldmuseum feature i've managed to find what looks to be the item,but not the name.

It's the red item on the bottom left.

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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by Rory Milne » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:51 am

It's Super Kong from CGL that you're after - you can buy one here for £40 if you're feeling flush.

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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by Shinobi » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:47 pm

Isn't this King Man in a different case our local Indy shop has a boxed Super Kong, I think it was £20 but I'm not 100% sure.. As I already own King Man and Coleco Donkey Kong I never bothered with it..
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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by ZXSabreman » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:51 am

Sounds like Alex Higgins Cue Ball :?
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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by Rory Milne » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:28 am

Shinobi wrote:Isn't this King Man in a different case
It's a different game from Tomy's King Man, in fact it's actually a rebadged version of Gakken's Crazy Kong. The gameplay in each games share similarities, since they're both inspired by the original Donkey Kong coin-op, but they do look and play quite differently.

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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by do_sucol » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:52 pm

That's brilliant people ,thanks!
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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by SpecChum81 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:34 am

Never heard of this one, is/was it any good?
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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by retrospace » Sun May 26, 2013 1:07 pm

It is a VFD handheld, and it is one of the best VFD games ever made. it has super smooth gameplay, it is hard and offers a lot of variation and allows different approaches to a high score.
It is an official port of Crazy Kong, which is an approved clone of Donkey Kong for the European and South American market. It is a much better game than Coleco Donkey Kong, the other official port for the North American market.
They managed to put elements of all 4 DK levels into 2 levels, since all had to fit in 2kB.
CGL named it Super Kong though for the British market, where Lansay sold it under the original title in France. This game was never sold by Gakken under its own name, although they made it. You should be able to pick it up in France or Brittain for 20 bucks, it shows up quite often.
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Re: identify this old LCD handheld

Post by c0nfu53d » Mon May 27, 2013 9:18 am

Super Kong is Good, I paid about £20 for mine, unboxed off ebay. Quite hard though.

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