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Big Kong Big Kong - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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That crazy monkey has carried off your girlfriend. You must rescue her at the top of the screen by traversing beams, climbing ladders and riding elevators while avoiding barrels, fireballs and mudpans.

Big Kong was produced by Unknown in 1981.

Unknown released 774 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1700. Unknown was based in United States.

Other machines made by Unknown during the time period Big Kong was produced include: Kick'N Catch Football, Galaxy Games Multi Game Video System, Lil Razzle Dazzle, Hoop Shot!, Natasha the Fortune Teller, Billiards The, Car Race, Donkey King, Frog, and Monkey Donkey


Name Big Kong
Developer Unknown (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7107
Class Bootleg
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Falcon
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is a unique bootleg. It can be instantly recognised by the modified screen layouts. Some of the ladders on the first screen are in different positions and rise much higher than usual. They can be used to ascend two or three beams at a time, which actually makes the game more difficult.

Big Kong KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

The well-known trick of jumping off the screen works on this bootleg. Climb up the first ladder, move about two pixels to the left and then jump right. Mario will fall off the bottom of the screen and you will be taken to the fourth screen.


BOOTLEG OF: Crazy Kong

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Big Kong Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Big Kong collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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