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The year is 2015. A race of technologically superior aliens known as the Masters have invaded many planets, exterminating or enslaving their population. The Earth has become a grim place, the few surviving humans working for the aliens in labor camps. The Minotaur-like inhabitants on the planet Kulrathe are herded into concentration camps, forced to play the cruel game "Hunter Hunted" to entertain aliens. The human Jake and Garathe Den, working independently, have to salvage car parts in order to construct a working vehicle and escape from the Masters' yoke.

Hunter Hunted is a side-scrolling platform action game. The player takes control of either Jake or Garathe Den. Both start unarmed, but over the course of the game they will acquire whips, guns, rocket launchers, and other weapons to protect themselves. The third dimension is integrated into the game, influencing its gameplay: the protagonists can step aside to avoid projectile attacks, as well as use doors to reach other areas. A two-player mode is included, with 20 head-to-head and 15 cooperative missions.


Hunter Hunted Windows Green small enemies
Hunter Hunted Windows Mission Selection
Hunter Hunted Windows Garathe Den pushes a wall
Hunter Hunted Windows During training missions, you are given hints on what to do

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jake Burst" -- Japanese title
  • "ジェイクバースト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Is it beast, or is it man? Katakis | カタキス (42834) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Nice PC Platform Action Adam Baratz (1484) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A great game indeed. Tomer Gabel (4634) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Action (Germany) Dec, 1996 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Privat Computer PC 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker Jan, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Joystick (French) Dec, 1996 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1996 70 out of 100 70 1996 70 out of 100 70
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) May 23, 2015 4 out of 6 67
Power Play Dec, 1996 56 out of 100 56
High Score Feb, 1997 2 out of 5 40


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Why is this listed as part of Metaltech? 3 Unicorn Lynx (181445)
Sep 14, 2011



It is clear that the planet of origins given for the "beast" Garathe Den's species, called Kullrathe in this game, is inspired by the catlike Kilrathi species, who come from the planet Kilrath, and who appear in the popular Wing Commander series of games.


This was one of two games in Sierra's short-lived k.a.a. line of action games.

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