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Crazy Kong Crazy Kong - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Crazy Kong - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


That crazy monkey has carried off your girlfriend. You've got to climb ladders, ride elevators and not get hit by barrels, fireballs and mudpans while trying to reach the top of the screen and rescue your girlfriend.

Crazy Kong was produced by Falcon in 1981.

Falcon released 4 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Falcon was based in United States.

Other machines made by Falcon during the time period Crazy Kong was produced include: Silver Land, Crazy Kong Jr., and Royal Mahjong


Name Crazy Kong
Developer Falcon (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7430
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Falcon
Game Specific Crazy Kong Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Crazy Kong Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
Side Art Crazy Kong Side Art Image
PCB Crazy Kong PCB Image

Game Play

This is a Donkey Kong clone with a few extras thrown in. If something moves, don't touch it. If it doesn't move, it's either a hammer for bashing barrels or a bonus item for picking up umbrella, purse, etc..

Crazy Kong KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.49 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.55

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.25
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 3.44

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 3.50
Originality 2.75
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On the barrel level, climb up the ladder on the right at the bottom. Take a step to the right and leap off the edge. Do it right, and you'll bounce off the edge and fall through the floor and off the screen. Crazy Kong will then grab the girl and go on to the next screen. Mucho bonus points and you don't have to worry about those barrels that Kong throws that bounce down after you instead of rolling along.

On the 2nd level, the pie level, pickup a hammer when on the conveyor belt, whichever direction it is going, move to the side of the screen as far as you can go and press the jump button manically and the hammer will disappear being left on the ground. You can then walk elsewhere without the hammer now and complete the level. Pies will continuously hit the invisible hammer left on the ground and you will get points for each. NOTE: This can only happen on the 2nd level from the second time round the levels onwards. i.e. technically the 6th, 10th, 14th etc...

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The title screen mentions Crazy Kong part II.


The game's hardware is similar to that of Nichibutsu's Crazy Climber.


COPY OF: Donkey Kong

This game is not a bootleg, but a legitimate release licensed for non-US markets. Jeutel sold a bootleg version of Crazy Kong in France that had the date and copyright message removed.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Crazy Kong Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 145 known instances of this machine owned by Crazy Kong collectors who are active members. Of these, 30 of them are original dedicated machines. 12 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 103 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Crazy Kong machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Crazy Kong circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Crazy Kong. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Crazy Kong circuit board set.

This game ranks a 47 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



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