Jungle Hunt

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Jungle Hunt Description

Jungle Hunt is a one- or two-player side-scrolling arcade platform game produced by Taito in 1982.

The player controls a jungle explorer who sports a pith helmet and a safari suit. The player must rescue his girl from a tribe of hungry cannibals. To do this, he must swing from vine to vine, survive a crocodile-infested river, jump or duck falling rocks rolling downhill, and release the girl before she "takes a dip" in the boiling cauldron.

Jungle Hunt was originally called Jungle King, though Jungle King's prototype was called Jungle Boy. In these earlier versions the playable character was a bare-chested man with a loincloth who resembled Tarzan. Taito was sued by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate for copyright infringement for using the character's likeness. In Jungle Hunt, the following changes were made to the game:

The character was replaced with a jungle explorer wearing a pith helmet and safari outfit.
In the first scene, ropes replace the vines as the objects that the player has to swing on.
The Tarzan yell was removed and cannot be heard throughout the game.
Taito Brazil (Taito do Brasil) released a version of the game in Brazil in 1983 under the title 'Jungle Hunt' which included the bare-chested character and the Tarzan yell.

Yet another variant of the game was called Pirate Pete. Gameplay in this version was identical to Jungle Hunt but the character was replaced with a pirate (complete with eye patch) and the levels had a pirate theme.

The gameplay is split into four scenes, which have different objectives. In Scene 1, the explorer is required to swing from vine to vine that is located between a set of trees. Scene 2 has the explorer navigating a crocodile-infested and air bubble infested river. Scene 3 involved the explorer dodging various sized boulders rolling and bouncing towards him. In the final scene, the explorer must evade cannibals while attempting to get to a woman being lowered in to a flaming cauldron.

After the player rescues the woman, the word "Congratulations!" appears, which is then followed by a cute intermission which features the explorer and his woman together along with a message saying "I Love You!!!" followed by the woman kissing the explorer. Further gameplay repeats the scenes with increased difficulty.

Jungle Hunt - additional information

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Also known as
"Jungle King" -- Earlier Japanese arcade title
"Caçaca na Selva" -- Brazilian title
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