Congo Bongo is a March 15, 2017 Congo rainforest-inspired video slot developed by Asylum Labs, and supplied by Leander Games. Jungle, fairy forest, African rainforest, personification, air crash, and orchestra are among the Congo Bongo’s themes. Relatable video slots from Asylum Labs include Beauty and the Beast (June 2018), Tiki Island (February 2016), Wheel of Africa (August 2019), and Wheel of Monsters (November 2019). The rival games of Congo Bongo include Jungle Books (September 2017) from Yggdrasil, Gorilla Go Wild (April 2015) from NextGen, and Fancy Jungle (May 2017) from Spinmatic.
The slot’s name “Congo Bongo” is apparently borrowed from a similarly named 1983 arcade game designed by Sega; the arcade game features a Congolese gorilla arsonist named Bongo conflicting with a safari hunter, while the 2017 version’s gorilla is named Gorilvis.
One symbol (“bonus” musical note) requires three winning combinations. Two symbols (golden “wild” chameleon and “congo bongo” logo) require two, three, four, and five winning combinations. Ten symbols (gorilla, elephant, viper, lovebirds, frogs, A, K, Q, 10, and J) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Congo Bongo Game Characteristics
Congo Bongo has a white-framed and non-partitioned navy blue 5X4 grid; thirteen symbols, free games, 50 pay lines that randomly switch to 1024 winning ways, three special reel features, locking symbols, seventeen bet sizes, three bonus games, dynamic payouts, four dynamic RTP rates, and regular payouts that range from $0.02 to $12000.00.
The Congo Bongo symbols comprise of two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. The special symbols: a green-eyed golden “wild” (substitute) chameleon latching on to a prey; and a cyan-and-maroon “bonus” music trophy fitted with a golden musical note.
The ordinary symbols: a leafy golden-and-red “congo bongo” logo; dressed in gold-adorned white clothes, a “king” gorilla called Gorilvis is the lead guitarist and vocalist; a flowery drum-beating and horn-blowing elephant; dressed in a black hat and plaid scarf, an eastern green mamba is a bass guitarist; colorful lovebirds that are keyboardist; three frogs that are both backup singers and percussionists; a scaly gray-and-cyan A; a scaly gray-and-purple K; a scaly gray-and-green Q; a scaly gray-and-blue 10; and a scaly gray-and-pink J.
Congo Bongo’s starting page displays its three special features: congo-palooza tour bonus; money for nothin’ free games; and kick-out-the-jams boogie bonus. Players then press the green “continue” icon.
Congo Bongo’s total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $15.00, $25.00, $30.00, $50.00, $80.00, $100.00, $250.00, and $500.00 (maximum bet).
These Congo Bongo payouts are based on the $500.00 maximum bet. Two, three, four, and five winning combinations: golden “wild” chameleon pays $160.00, $1300.00, $3000.00, and $12000.00; “Congo Bongo” logo pays $100.00, $600.00, $1500.00, and $4000.00.
Three, four, and five winning combinations: gorilla pays $500.00, $1300.00, and $2500.00; elephant pays $300.00, $1200.00, and $2000.00; green mamba pays $300.00, $1000.00, and $1800.00; lovebirds pay $240.00, $800.00, and $1500.00; frogs pay $160.00, $600.00, and $1300.00; A pays $160.00, $500.00, and $1200.00; K pays $100.00, $300.00, and $1000.00; Q pays $100.00, $300.00, and $800.00; 10 pays $100.00, $160.00, and $300.00; and J pays $100.00, $160.00, and $500.00.
Three “bonus” music trophies—anywhere except on reel four—unlocks the aforementioned tuneful bonus games; a random bonus can be unlocked manually using the “VIP Pass” feature. The auto-spinning Money-for-nothing bonus offers ten free games, a reel-long “wild” chameleon, and additional “wild” chameleons for every three collectible insects. The orchestra-related congo-palooza tour bonus offers: mystery awards, including extra free games; and a four-level game that gives cash awards and mega multipliers. The Jam bonus involves selecting a preferred orchestra member(s) for solo performances, whereby prolonging their singing increases potential wins. Congo Bongo’s non-progressive jackpot is $250000.
Congo Bongo has superior software, with a distinct interface. The diverse music instrument-oriented and wild animals-based sound effects are melodious. Its incomparable animated 3D graphics include: the musical notes and keyboard keys embedded on the grid with vines twining on it, magical rainforest arena; the chameleon beside the grid dancing lively, the mamba twanging the guitar, the frogs singing smilingly, lovebirds playing keyboard with their wings, elephant expertly beating the drums, and the Gorilvis cooing on the microphone.
Luck in Congo Bongo
Congo Bongo is a game of chance. Its tour bonus levels determine the RTP rates. Tour bonus level one: RTP rate is 92.1%; house edge is 7.9%. Tour bonus level two: RTP rate is 94.1%; house edge is 5.9%. Level three: RTP rate is 95.3%; house edge is 4.7%. Tour bonus level four: RTP rate is 97.0%; house edge is 3.0%.