Banana Kong has just received its first ever content update.

Released into the wild that is the App Store last January, Banana Kong is a Donkey Kong Country-esque endless running game that has you controlling a gorilla as he runs and avoids obstacles through different areas.

As it happens, Banana Kong’s first content update introduces a new underwater area, which you can enter through the yellow pipes in the game. New situations in the jungle and cave areas are also thrown in for good measure.

The update also introduces a new turtle friend for the title character. Unlocking and upgrading this turtle friend lets you ride it for a few seconds and, at its maximum level, makes for longer dashes.

Furthermore, the update lets you customize your Kong with hats and parachutes. As well, it offers new utilities, including Double Bananas and Banana Dash, and challenges you to find treasure chests.

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Finally, the new Banana Kong update improves “save game” reliability with data redundancy system in addition to iCloud support, which was added by the game’s previous (and first) update.

The new version of Banana Kong is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $0.99 download. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later.

“If you’re looking for a more challenging side-scroller,” wrote Ramy in his review of the game here on AppAdvice, “you’re going to find what you’re looking for with Banana Kong.”

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