Ocean Software‘s 1984 release for the ZX Spectrum, Kong Strikes Back, is an unashamed clone of Universal‘s Mr. Do’s Wild Ride, but with elements of Donkey Kong also thrown into the mix.
Kong Strikes Back is a playable and reasonably entertaining single-player platform game. I remember buying it, back in my youth, and thinking it was original. Years later I saw Mr. Do’s Wild Ride and couldn’t believe it was a copy of that game. Software publishers eh? Pirates, the lot of ’em – and they were the ones moaning about piracy… 🙂
Kong Strikes Back was programmed by the late, great Jonathan Smith and produced by Jon Woods. Woods was the co-founder of Ocean Software, with David Ward.
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