Meet A SA Gamer – Manu Kongolo

It’s always fun talking about video games… sharing why we love the games we love. But have you ever wanted to know more about the SA Gamer community? Or to find, and possibly interact with, local SA folk that share similar interests to you? Well, welcome to another edition of our weekly feature ‘Meet A SA Gamer Monday‘, designed to help you do just that. Every week we will introduce you to and provide a short profile for a fellow SA Gamer. We’re hoping you’ll enjoy ‘meeting’ more of the community as they share some of their fondest video game memories…

As this is still relatively new we thought we’d take a few seconds to remind you of the format:

First up, each SA Gamer will answer the QuickFire 5 – a list of 5 standard questions giving you a quick look at some of the most commonly asked video game questions. Then in Story Mode, each SA Gamer will provide a more detailed write-up about something they are passionate about. They have a big list of topics and questions to choose from so we’re sure we’ll get a nice spread of topics, genres and opinions. Finally, in some cases, we will also have a DLC segment… an extra little section where the profiled SA Gamers can add something a little extra for our readers.

And so without further ado… here is this week’s profiled SA Gamer

Manu Kongolo

About: Another Nintendo nerd but I’m also a freelance pin-up and caricature artist based in Joburg. Come check out my art here:
Instagram: @manu_kongolo
Twitch: Manukongolo

QuickFire 5

1. PC, Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation? Single-player or multiplayer?

Nintendo, Multiplayer.

2. My favourite 3 games of all time:

  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Donkey Kong Country 3

3. The game that must be destroyed at all costs:

Call of Duty hahaha.

4. I started playing video games:

In 1990 (if I remember correctly).

5. My video game tastes in one sentence:

Cute, colourful platformers with loads of puzzles to solve and an amazing soundtrack.

Story Mode

  • Tell us about your favourite game. Why is it so special to you?

Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. I think it’s how much I was drawn to the world. The character design was so inspiring. Never had I seen such beautiful images. The number of tasks you had to do, how Diddy & DK could switch tasks. There was just so much!

Thanks so much, Manu. You kept it short and sweet but I see we’re kindred spirits in the gaming world! Thanks so much for opening up and letting us get to know you better and being part of the great SA Gamer community.

If any of you out there would like to be part of this weekly feature – be sure to drop me (TiMario) a line on our SA Gamer Discord server.

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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