Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    60
    There are other endless runners that have done it all better, faster and with more polish.
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    It's tough to resist the charm of Banana Kong and while it's never going to be as exceptional as the Donkey Kong Country series, it's a warm, Endless Runner focused alternative.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    This good-looking homage to the Donkey Kong is a fine addition to the endless-runner genre, but don't go expecting any daring innovation to accompany those lush graphics.
  4. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    It's not the most original endless runner out there, but Banana Kong does everything right, being a funny, good-looking game available at a low price.
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    79
    Definitely not a surprise and quite simple. Maybe it's not very original, but we'll find here a reasonable amount of fun and platforming for a reasonable price.
  6. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    Don't let the game's stinginess scare you away, however. Banana Kong is a great-looking endless runner with a fun soundtrack and addictive "one more time!" gameplay. It might make you go (wait for it … wait for it) ape.
  7. Jan 29, 2013
    75
    Banana Kong is an enjoyable auto-runner, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table.
  8. Feb 4, 2013
    60
    Another endless runner with a gorilla and banana theme. It does nothing really that new but might be enjoyable to some for a short period of time.
  9. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    A fun running game that'll keep you entertained through life's more boring moments. We would have released it free-of-charge, but for $0.99, it still represents a fine value.
  10. Feb 13, 2013
    60
    Endless runners are fun and the vibrant Banana Kong is no exception. Still, without repetitive reminders of missions, the game never elevates itself to a more addictive experience. Banana Kong shows how important it is to always dangle a reward in front of the player. Without it, all that running is monkey business. No offense, Kong.
  11. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    Featuring slick cartoon graphics, upgradeable power-ups, and a multi-tiered playing surface, Banana Kong is a light-hearted addition whose fruity stinginess is its biggest fault.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 5, 2014
    7
    Yes it's another infinite-runner, just with a Donkey Kong-esque theme, but it's still provides enough entertainment to be worth a recommendation. The things you would expect to find from an infinite-runner, like an emphasis on completable tasks and collecting currency in game, are all here, but with a larger emphasis on platforming and a healthy difficulty level.

    The platforming helps sell the Donkey Kong theme. I really can't tell if you if it's paying homage to the series or just ripping it off, but it's theme is made better thanks to the great graphics. It's not the most original game out there, but it does enough unique things on it's own to be worth a recommendation. It's a simple game and not one that is going to be very impressive to anyone who's experienced the genre already, but it's still fun. Overall I give it a 7.5/10=Good.
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