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Jungle Hunt (VIC-20)

Jungle Hunt VIC-20 Title screen

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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.

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Jungle Hunt VIC-20 The natives are restless!
Jungle Hunt VIC-20 Beginning a new game
Jungle Hunt VIC-20 Title screen
Jungle Hunt VIC-20 Jump over incoming boulders

Alternate Titles

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

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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.

Trivia also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual
Servo (55921) added Jungle Hunt (VIC-20) on Oct 17, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69643), Trixter (8736), PCGamer77 (3027), Kabushi (121977), subjugator (616) and Servo (55921)