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But what's great about Jungle Hunt is the variety of gameplay. The first stage requires good reflexes to jump from vine to vine, and then it's off to a crocodile-infested river. I don't know why the crocodiles are red, but they die pretty easy when you stab them (even if their mouths are open). Back on shore, you'll leap over small rocks and duck under large square ones before reaching your final destination. Here you'll find your girlfriend tied up and hanging over a boiling pot, and you'll need to leap over two natives to rescue her. Too bad there's no sort of ending. During the second time through, monkeys appear on the vines, a feature not found in most versions. This Jungle Hunt is fairly forgiving, and after you die you pick up right where you left off. I've played Jungle Hunt on many consoles, but this is my personal favorite.
Jungle Hunt was something of a novelty when it hit the Arcades because side-scrolling games with as many as four different sections weren't all that common. Over a year later, when it hit the ColecoVision, side-scrolling games were a dime a dozen, and Jungle Hunt was considered just another good Arcade translation for the ColecoVision.
Jungle Hunt has some great ideas and lots of variety and overall it accomplishes most of what it sets out to do. A bit more gameplay depth would have made this a classic but it still has tons of charm and those that enjoy Donkey Kong will find themselves right at home with this one.