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The Jungle Book (Game Gear)

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Description

This 8-bit adaptation of Disney's 1967 animated film Jungle Book is slightly different from the other versions. Although most of the main elements remain the same, the most noticeable differences are in level design and some missing items.

The player controls Mowgli in his journey to the human village. Mowgli will swing on and climb vines, run and jump while facing enemies such as coconut-throwing monkeys, snakes and vampire bats. To fight them, Mowgli can throw bananas in eight directions. He'll also find upgrades and weapons such as boomerangs inside banana bunches. There are some boss fights with main characters of the movie, such as the snake Kaa.

The objective of each of the 10 time-limited levels (or "scenes") is to collect gems scattered around them. Collecting certain amounts of gems grant access to bonus levels. The player starts the game with 4 lives and 1 continue.

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The Jungle Book Game Gear Climb up vines
The Jungle Book Game Gear Swing from tree to tree
The Jungle Book Game Gear Catapult yourself upwards with this contraption
The Jungle Book Game Gear Bonus level

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The Press Says

Power Play Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
GamePro (US) Sep, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1994 6.2 out of 10 62
The Video Game Critic Jul 09, 2008 C+ 58
GameCola.net Oct, 2005 1.8 out of 10 18

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chirinea (33559) added The Jungle Book (Game Gear) on Sep 07, 2010
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