King Kong - Electronic Games

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Tiger Electronics released various King Kong games in the early 1980s. These include

  • A Tabletop LCD game in 1981
  • A game for the Atari 2600 home video game system in 1982
  • A handheld game in 1982 in both a regular edition and a large screen edition. The regular edition was later reissued by Tandy in 1984.
  • An "Orlitronic" game (for the international markets) in 1983
  • A color "Flip-Up" game in 1984.

Epoch Co. released two LCD games in 1982. One was King Kong: New York, and the other was King Kong: Jungle

Konami released 2 games based on the film King Kong Lives in 1986. The first game was King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch for the Famicom, and the second was King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu, for the MSX computer. In 1988, Konami featured the character in the crossover game Konami Wai Wai World. All these games were only released in Japan.

Data East released a pinball game in 1990.

Bam! Entertainment released a Game Boy Advance game based on Kong: The Animated Series in 2002.

MGA Entertainment released an electronic handheld King Kong game (packaged with a small figurine) in 2003.

Majesco Games released a Game Boy Advance game based on the straight to video animated film Kong: King of Atlantis in 2005.

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie which is based on the 2005 remake was released on all video game platforms. It was the first game released by Ubisoft on the Xbox 360. Another game called Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World was released for the Game Boy Advance.

Taiyo Elec Co released a King Kong Pachinko game in 2007.

Besides starring in his own games, King Kong was the obvious influence behind other gigantic city destroying apes, such as George from the Rampage series, Woo, from King of the Monsters (who was modeled after the Toho version of the character) and Kongar, from War of the Monsters. As well as giant apes worshipped as deities like Chaos and Blizzard from Primal Rage.

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