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One of several games released in 1994 based on the Disney film The Jungle Book, the version for Nintendo's 8-bit machines is similar in design to the Genesis version, but has a unique set of levels.

In each of the 10 platforming stages, jungle boy Mowgli has to collect a certain number of jewels to advance. Most of them are scattered over the level, but some are dropped by killed enemies. The foes consist of a variety of jungle animals like snakes, monkeys, rhinoceroses and hedgehogs. Mowgli can jump on their heads or use a number of weapons to dispatch them. These include bananas, double bananas, boomerangs and nuts. Ammunition for the last three must be collected from fallen foes. In addition to ammo, Mowgli can also pick up fruit that restore health, a mask that grants invincibility (to be triggered when needed) and a shovel which grants access to bonus levels.

In every second level, the jewel hunt is followed by a boss fight. These not only feature the film's villains like Kaa the snake, King Louie the ape and Shere Khan the tiger, but for some reason Mowgli must also knock out his friend Baloo the bear.


Disney's The Jungle Book NES Title Screen
Disney's The Jungle Book Game Boy Wouldn't be much of a jungle without vines
Disney's The Jungle Book Game Boy Thank goodness
Disney's The Jungle Book Game Boy About to start a level

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Alternate Titles

  • "Walt Disney's The Jungle Book" -- In-game title
  • "Disney: Le Livre de la Jungle" -- French title
  • "Disney: Das Dschungelbuch" -- German title

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Play Time NES Oct, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Game Boy May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Apr, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Score Game Boy Nov, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) NES Sep, 1994 2.25 out of 6 75
GamePro (US) NES Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jul, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 NES Jun, 2012 C+ 58
Mega Fun Game Boy May, 1994 57 out of 100 57


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