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Jungle Hunt

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.5
TI-99/4A
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...
ColecoVision
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3.6
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Description

Jungle Hunt offers four unique adventure experiences, which repeat with greater difficulty once all four have been survived. If you don't survive these adventures, you will not only lose your own life but that of the lovely Penelope, who has been captured by cannibals!

The first part challenges your Tarzan skills - can you swing on the vines without plummeting to your doom? The second part pits you against a whole bunch of nasty crocodiles in a mighty river. Fortunately, you have a knife to fight back with. Don't forget to go up for air! In the third part, you face a battle against oncoming boulders of varying sizes and physics. Once you've cleared all these treacherous hazards, you still must confront the dreaded cannibal, who is armed with a wicked spear. Can you get past him and save the lovely Penelope?

Gameplay involves much strategic jumping and knife play (in the river/crocodile phase). The view is always a side view, much like Pitfall! and later platform games.

Screenshots

Jungle Hunt TI-99/4A Jump over these rocks
Jungle Hunt Atari 8-bit Monkeys get in your way on later levels
Jungle Hunt PC Booter Title screen (CGA Composite mode)
Jungle Hunt Arcade Hold on tight!

Alternate Titles

  • "Ca├žaca na Selva" -- Brazilian title

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An african explorer goes jungle-hunting for his girl Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37838)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 09, 2006 A 100
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Jul 06, 2002 A 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Apr 02, 2005 B+ 83
Tilt Atari 2600 Sep, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Oct 31, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Personal Computer Games Atari 8-bit Jul, 1984 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 05, 2000 B- 67
Megablast Atari 2600 1992 63 out of 100 63
Power Play Atari 8-bit Dec, 1987 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Graphics

The IBM PC version of the game is one of the few games on the platform to display more than 4 colors in 4-color CGA mode on the screen at the same time by switching palettes mid-screen. This technique was not widely utilized however several other games featured it as well, including California Games and Frogger.

Original arcade version

The original coin-op version of Jungle Hunt was a hastily-revised expurgation of Jungle King, removing all distinctive properties of Tarzan (the yell, the garb, swinging on vines -- changed to ropes) following the threat of legal action from the estate of Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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