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the-topdog
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: More info on Cresta Jungle Kong Reply with quote

You list one of the cartridge based handheld systems I am on a holy quest to complete at the bottom of your Cresta Jungle Kong page http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Misc/CrestaJungleKong.htm

You mention that you are unsure if other cartridges were available... there were supposedly eight cartridges (Burgertime, Clown, Frogger, Jungle Kong, Pink Panther, Pirate, PacMan and Qbert) made though I have only been able to find the locations of four of them and only own the Jungle Kong cartridge myself. I have never seen the Clown or Qbert cartridges myself.

Only five bases have been reported in the wild... two branded Cresta (I am lucky enough to have one), two branded Halion one of which is still carded with Burgertime and Frogger (I lost the auction in the last 5 seconds, I could kick myself!) and one Ectron.



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Rik
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen that carded one before somewhere, I think someone here won that.

I remember going to your site for some reason a while back (maybe you Emailed me about the Sanyo game?) I have a copy of your little paper SX-64 image. That's really cool. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It was a fun paper model to develop.

I had sent you the pictures for the cartridge based units before a few months back, I had also sent an email about the Sanyo Very Happy ... But we have also talked about my Coleco Donkey Kong Jr prototype mock-up.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, just saw that post too... That reminded me! Mr. Green
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urbanflyman
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there
Can anyone tell me who owns the rights to 'Jungle kong'??
Was it a donkey kong rip off from someone other than Nintendo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been told 'Jungle kong' was created by Cresta
As far as Game watches are concerned? the popular early 80's Argade game 'Donkey kong' was not available in WWG format until 1994- Nintendo/Nelsonic
But two companies wanted a version back in the early 80's,so they used 'Jungle kong' which was a mock up version,to get around this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying there was a wrist watch version of Jungle Kong back in the early 80's? Don't think I've seen that myself, but I might have forgotten... As for handhelds in general, DK has existed since 1982 or so in that form from Nintendo.

I'm not certain Cresta _created_ anything, I think they just re-branded existing games. Everything they've made I've seen from other 'manufacturers', and a lot of their game bodies look like Bandai designs (although I've never seen some of the games released by Bandai... Maybe they did accept designs from other companies and just manufactured them...)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rik
Thanx for the reply!
You could be right about Cresta,I would love to know who created 'Jungle kong' though! It wasnt Nintendo.
As for a Jungle kong watch? yes they exist,I have one myself! same game as the Cresta handheld
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yessss!
Personal triumph here folks?
I got to the top 3 times and made the bridge collapse,dropping the Ape!
So this jungle kong is a close copy to Donkey kong!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here it is Rik!
Same as the Cresta version but smaller!! lol

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