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DescriptionJungle 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.
- "Jungle King" -- Earlier Japanese arcade title
- "Jungle Boy" -- prototype arcade title
- "Caçaca na Selva" -- Brazilian title
Part of the Following Groups
|An african explorer goes jungle-hunting for his girl||Commodore 64||Katakis | カタキス (41284)|
|The Video Game Critic||ColecoVision||Jul 06, 2002||A||100|
|VideoGame||Atari 2600||Mar, 1992||9 out of 10||90|
|Tilt||Atari 2600||Sep, 1983||83|
|Micro 7||Apple II||Nov, 1984||83|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||Jul, 1983||2 out of 6||80|
|Electronic Fun with Computers & Games||Atari 5200||Sep, 1983||3 out of 4||75|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Atari 2600||Oct 31, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|Retro Game Reviews||ColecoVision||Dec 14, 2015||70|
|Micro 7||TI-99/4A||Jun, 1984||67|
|Retro Game Reviews||Atari 2600||Apr 18, 2016||60|
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GraphicsThe 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 versionThe 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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