Fans of a certain mustachioed carpenter (at the time) taking on a large and equally-famous gorilla will, no doubt, quickly notice some similarities here. Pretty shamelessly cribbing off of not just the general mechanics of that Nintendo classic but even, for the most part, the stage designs it would be a stretch to call Castle Kong original in pretty well any way. That said, while it lacks the nuance and charm of this famous arcade inspiration it’s at least a decent enough knock-off that you can throw some time into. Some added incentive for a little while after launch is an official contest with some cash prizes for those who go the extra mile and push to be the best on the leaderboards. If you’d like an opportunity to show your old-school arcade cred it may be a good opportunity and it will throw some challenges in your way trying to do so.
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