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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 some of the time-limited levels (or "scenes") is to collect 8 gems scattered around them. Other levels require the player to reach where the panther Bagheera is. The player starts the game with 4 lives and no continues, but collecting special items will grant additional lives and continues.

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The Jungle Book Game Gear Title
The Jungle Book Game Gear Time your jumps carefully
The Jungle Book SEGA Master System Blasted banana throwing monkeys
The Jungle Book Game Gear The boss

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Consoles Plus SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Sega Force SEGA Master System Mar 29, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Game Gear Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Video Games SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Master System Mar 16, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Megablast Game Gear Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Game Gear Nov, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jul, 1994 6.2 out of 10 62

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