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Apple II 6 3.3
Arcade Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari 2600 21 3.7
Atari 5200 5 3.7
Atari 8-bit Awaiting 5 votes...
ColecoVision 5 3.6
Commodore 64 11 3.5
PC Booter 11 2.9
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Combined User Score 59 3.4

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Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 28, 2017)
To me it feels like a proto-NES platformer, albeit on a much smaller scale. I’d be lying if I said I get the same jolt from the game that I got when I was 12, but considering the immense enjoyment it’s given me over the past three decades, it’s fair to say this 6K cartridge packs a punch disproportionate to its technical capacity.
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic (Jul 06, 2002)
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.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Jul 09, 2006)
The ending is admittedly weak (if you can even call it an ending) but overall this is a quality title. There are two levels of difficulty, and the second one offers a genuine challenge. If you own an Atari 2600, Jungle Hunt is worth tracking down.
Atari 2600VideoGame (Mar, 1992)
Um herói bem ao estilo de Crocodilo Dundee está na selva e deverá enfrentar diversas situações perigosas. Saltar de cipós em movimento, nadar em rios infestados de crocodilos e pular sobre pedras que rolam são algumas dessas situações, que o levarão a salvar sua namorada das garras de terríveis canibais.
Apple IIMicro 7 (Nov, 1984)
Un parmi beaucoup des 'hits' Atari maintenant disponible pour l'Apple.
Atari 2600Tilt (Sep, 1983)
Bien réalisé, ce jeu, inspiré, bien sûr, par le célèbre Jungle King des arcades, n'est pas facile à mener jusqu'à des scores élevés. Le balancement des lianes, indépendantes les unes des autres, la durée limitée de votre temps de plongée, qui vous contraint à refaire surface régulièrement pour renouveler vos provisions d'oxygène, le rythme variable des rochers constituent autant d'obstacles qui deviennent, au fur et à mesure du déroulement du jeu, plus ardus à surmonter.
Atari 2600Computer Games (Nov, 1983)
Considering the limitations of the VCS, this adaptation of the arcade hit is quite good. There are four colorful scrolling scenes and each setting contains its own bunch of obstacles. The cartridge includes two versions, one for beginners and one for experts, so every member of the family can expect to be challenged. As for the graphics, don't expect the detail of the arcade game, but all in all, they're satisfactory. At least you can readily tell what everything is. And there are some features that are rarely seen in a VCS game. For example, when you kill a crocodile, the points that you have earned appear on the screen. This game is not quite up to the level of Activision 's Pitfall, but enough of the flavor of the arcade hit has been maintained to make it a winner.
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic (Apr 02, 2005)
Originally entitled Jungle King, Jungle Hunt was one of my favorite arcade games in the early 80's. Although this XE version looks very much like the original, I must admit that it's not quite as fun as I remembered. Part of the reason is because the controls are less forgiving.
Atari 2600TeleMatch (Jul, 1983)
Die Grafik kann man natürlich nicht mit der des Arkadenspiels vergleichen, wenngleich sie allein aufs System bezogen betrachtet recht annehmbar ist. Die Farben indes wirkten beim Testmuster sehr blaß. Der Reiz bei Jungle Hunt liegt darin, daß nicht nur gegen Gefahren, sondern zugleich gegen die Zeit gespielt wird.
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide (1998)
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.
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365 (2006)
If you are a fan of platformers and are a fan of the Atari 2600, you should strongly consider giving this game a try if you can find it. There certainly are longer and more diverse platformers out today, but this game remains fun nonetheless. For an Atari 2600 game, this game will last a fair amount of time, but it isn't one like Space Invaders that has the potential to last nearly forever. Overall, this game is easy to recommend for the Atari 2600 gamer.
If at first you don't succeed, try again— harder. That seems to be Atari's motto these days, because their new translation of Jungle Hunt for the 5200 format is a big (if not truly vast) improvement over the lackluster VCS version. Not all that improvement can be chalked up to the extra program muscle in the 5200, either. Somebody seems to have worked extra hard to make this cart not only look but also play better than the 2600 version.
Atari 2600Oldies Rising (Aug 22, 2012)
Jungle hunt était un titre original en arcade lors de sa commercialisation. Il insufflait en effet une bouffée d'air frais parmi les innombrables jeux se déroulant dans l'espace. Pensez donc! Incarner un héros dans une jungle avec des sauvages, cela ne se voyait pas tous les jours. Sur Atari 2600, l'originalité est moindre, pourtant notre jeu garde tout son charme, et j'irais même jusqu'à dire son charisme, rien que par son idée et son contexte. Étant donnée sa réalisation de grande tenue, il ne lui aurait fallu qu'une pointe de difficulté en plus, passant par quelques ajouts supplémentaires, pour encore gagner quelques points. En l'occurrence il reste un jeu qu'il faut posséder sur cette console, un jeu que je préfère par exemple à Pitfall.
ColecoVisionRetro Game Reviews (Dec 14, 2015)
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.
Jungle Hunt isn't really an upgrade to the Pitfall! experience as it's a platformer that takes you through several levels and repeats once you rescue the girl. One benefit is its difficulty - plenty of challenges! It's a fun game, but not really our cup of tea or pot of stew with deference to the cannibals.
Atari 8-bitPersonal Computer Games (Jul, 1984)
This cartridge game is a high-quality version of the arcade original and cannot fail to please if you like energetic pastimes and exotic locations. Graphics and colour are excellent, but the sound effects are not so hot.
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Oct 31, 2004)
Jungle Hunt controls exactly like the arcade version. The stick controls Sir Dudley, and pressing the button causes him to jump, or use his knife in stage two. The graphics, while not quite as good as the arcade, are some of the better ones done for the VCS. The sounds are fairly close to the arcade as well, although the "Tarzan" yell that starts the game is gone, as is the bouncy jungle music. This is definitely one of the best arcade ports the VCS has ever seen. If you're a fan of the arcade version, you owe it to yourself to check Jungle Hunt out.
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic (Oct 05, 2000)
I was fairly good at Jungle Hunt in the arcade and could breeze through the 2600 version, but I really had to concentrate with this one. It's tough! You control an explorer forging his way through four jungle stages. The first stage is all about timing as you swing from vine to vine. The foliage looks good enough, but the plain blue background isn't too impressive. The second stage begins as your man dives into a crocodile-infested river. The control is lacking in this stage - it's difficult to swim and VERY hard to stab the crocs. Avoidance is the best strategy. In the third stage you leap over or duck under boulders rolling down a hill. It's no problem with one coming at a time, but two boulders will really throw off your timing. The final stage (featuring two natives with spears) looks terrific, as your captive girlfriend hangs over a boiling cauldron on the left of the screen. Despite a high level of difficulty, Jungle Hunt is still a fun little romp.
TI-99/4AMicro 7 (Jun, 1984)
« Tarzan » de Coleco, « Pitfall » d'Activision et « Jungle Hunt » d'Atari. Le mythe de la jungle a occupé les hit-parades ces derniers mois. Les graphismes sont spectaculaires, le jeu non violent et drôle. Avis aux amateurs.
Atari 2600Megablast (1992)
Wie gesagt, das Spielprinzip war zum letzten Mal vor zehn Jahren revolutionär, und die Klötzchen-Grafik sieht so schlimm aus, wie sich der Dudel-Sound anhört. Steuern läßt sich die Geschichte dafür erstaunlich gut, außerdem vermag sie nach wie vor irgendwie zu fesseln. Somit ist Jungle Hunt nicht nur von historisch-nostalgischem Interesse.
Atari 2600Retro Game Reviews (Apr 18, 2016)
It's hard to recommend the Atari 2600 version of Jungle Hunt over its Colecovision counterpart as it doesn't feel like a truly authentic experience due to the many compromises that were made. Saying that, if you can look past the glaring omissions it's still a decent port and there's plenty of fun to be had.
I'll give Atari credit for one thing. They've done a commendable job of cramming all four of the original Jungle Hunt screens into one tiny cartridge. What they left out, though, was the challenge. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy engaging in a contest in which the final outcome is practically decided right from the start.
Atari 8-bitPower Play (Dec, 1987)
Man merkt Jungle Hunt an, dass es schon vor vier Jahren programmiert wurde, Für mich gehört es nicht zu den Klassikern, obwohl die Spielidee ganz nett ist. Die Grafik ist bestenfalls Durchschnitt und das horizontale Scrolling in den Szenen 1 bis 3 ruckt etwas merkwürdig. Auch der Sound kommt über mittelmäßige Effekte nicht hinaus. Trotzdem hat es mir Spaß gemacht. durch den Urwald zu tigern. Jungle Hunt spielt sich ganz gut. Leider hat man die vier Szenen schnell durch, auf Dauer wird das Spiel deshalb ein wenig langweilig. Bis auf ein paar Affen an den Lianen ändert sich in Runde zwei nichts mehr. Für Knapp 30 Mark ist Jungle Hunt eine Überlegung wert, sowohl für Oldie-Freaks als auch für Geschicklichkeits-Fans