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  • This game is about a gorilla with a gigantic banana horde. He has to grab even more bananas

  • while bouncing from flowers, swinging from vines and jumping over barrels.

  • He wears a tie.

  • His last name is Kong.

  • Don’t tell Nintendo. I don’t want this game taken down. It’s too much fun.

  • Just released to the App Store, this proves that Donkey’s family tree stretches far

  • beyond the weirdness of Lanky and Chunky. Long ago in a jungle far away, there is Banana

  • Kong...a platforming ape with a rich family history and no fear of copyright infringement.

  • Banana Kong is an endless runner with, obviously, a kind of familiar premise. His banana pile

  • is so huge, it starts to crumble like an avalanche. Poor Banana has no choice but to run...but,

  • uh...you know. He might as well grab replacement bananas along the way. No self-respecting

  • Kong lets floating bananas go to waste.

  • So the monkey runs forward automatically, and you guide him through the jungle. Tapping

  • the screen makes him jump, holding your finger down lets him open a leaf parachute to drift.

  • The controls are really simple...unlike the jungle.

  • The jungle is brutal.

  • Obviously, it’s not terribly original, but Banana Kong is a charming tribute to gaming’s

  • hairiest icon. There’s even an achievement for collecting exactly 1,981 bananas. 1981,

  • a year that had some significance for gorillas in gaming. And of course, it doesn’t hurt

  • that this is a very enjoyable runner.

  • There’s a number of power-ups you can purchase with bananas, which is always awesome. You

  • can even power-up your animal friends, which give you helpful rides through the jungle.

  • But speaking of which...it would be nice if it were a bigger jungle. You can swing up

  • to the emergent layer and bounce through the sky, and you can plunge into the stinking

  • hot caves below...but that’s about it.

  • This is not an easy game. It’s not one of those runners where you make it a million

  • miles every turn. You don’t make it very far, and all progress is precious. That gives

  • Banana Kong an even more addictive quality. You want to run over and over again, which

  • is really the ultimate achievement of any runner.

  • Now if only it had some girders and a damsel in distress. It’s Banana Kong for the iPhone.

This game is about a gorilla with a gigantic banana horde. He has to grab even more bananas

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/04/13
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