Jungle Book

by Eurocom / The Walt Disney Company

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People say:

7

Not a big fan of the movie, I was wondering how they could make a game out of it. Yet, Jungle Book has great music and !animation to match. The sounds fit this cart perfectly, but Mowgli's yell is very annoying. It's tough at times to know quite where you are going, and I often got lost in the huge levels. If you can brave the many instant hits, Jungle Book is certain to give you an enjoyable adventure.

8

Fantastic animation. That's the first thing people say when they see Jungle Book. They also see a game that is more than an average action game. It's quite easy to lose yourself in a game like this. The music, particularly the earlier levels, can get to you after a while--thank goodness you can turn it off. All in all, Jungle Book uses the basic play mechanics of successes like Cool Spot and yet another winner is cranked out.

6

I like this game. Jungle Book recreates the likenesses of the characters with great detail and smooth animation This is evident throughout the game with all the huge, colorful levels that you must venture through. The fine control is a welcome feature, especially when the levels are as large as they are in this game. The music recreation is catchy and can also get you humming a bit. Good for players of all ages.

7

Virgin is the king of animation and doesn't disappoint with the awesome looks of Jungle Book. The characters and sounds really create the jungle atmosphere. Complementing its looks are the sharp controls and fun game play. The game can get a bit repetitive since all the scenes are jungle related, but nonetheless the action is still fun to scroll through. Huge levels of brilliant color and animation await you.

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Jungle Book is a worthwhile game. Fans of the movie will be happy to see their old friends again and battle its infamous cast of villains. Parents need not worry, the game is as harmless as video games can be while still involving bad guys. It is a worthy add-on to your video game collection. And it's a whole heck of a lot of fun!

Overview

If you loved Disney's Aladdin, here's a brand-new one-player game with the same magical animation, graphics, and musical scores, along with all the action and exciting play that good gamers crave. All the bare necessities are here, and much, much more. You all know Disney's The Jungle Book. The Sega Visions editors read this childhood classic as they grew up, and stuffed their faces with untold amounts of popcorn watching the animated Disney adventure. Disney's The Jungle Book is the story of Mowgli, a child abandoned in the jungle and raised by wolves, and his adventures on the way to the village of men. Now you can live the adventure on your Genesis. There's a world of fun in Disney's The Jungle Book by Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

Mowgil's Long Way Home

You play as Mowgli, the man cub. After being found as a baby in a basket by Bagheera, the black panther, you were raised by wolves and grew up to be as comfortable in the jungle as any animal. But now danger — in the form of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan — has returned to the jungle. Your animal friends have decided that the safest thing for you to do is go to the village of men and take up life as a human.

Of course, Shere Khan knows there is a man cub in the jungle. And he's more than just a little hungry'. So before you can get to the village of men, you'll have to deal with Shere Khan. But on the way to bearding the tiger, other dangers lurk as well.

Kaa the snake, who can hypnotize with his beady eyes and crush just about anything with his powerful coils. The big ape King Louie, who wants nothing more than to be human and is looking for Mowgli for the means to his end. Not to mention hundreds of monkeys, hedgehogs (but not Sonic!), warthogs, and even swarms of bees, who don't exactly consider Mowgli their best friend.

But as the quintessential jungle kid, you have some very nifty tricks up your—ah—sleeve. You can fast-ball a banana that would make Nolan Ryan jealous. Take to the treetops to swing, climb, and hang on vines. Jump and leap with the agility of any monkey. And your britches even act as a parachute should you take a fall.

Disney's The jungle Book may have a children's theme, but it's no kid tide. As with most good games, the play is easy to learn but difficult to master. Bonus items like fruit or pause-flag elephants are pretty easy to find. Get a compass and you'll always know the direction to the exit. Weapon power-ups like boomerang bananas are more difficult to find. And you'll have to explore thoroughly to find all the gems and one-ups. Collect enough gems, and you can go into a bonus round.

The game options are well thought out, with configurable buttons, three difficulty levels, and even a ''bare necessities" feature that gives you pointers in a nutshell.

The graphics and animation were designed with the same digicel techniques used to create the Genesis classic Disney's Aladdin, Long-time Disney's The Jungle Book fans will recognize the soundtrack as well as the accurately depicted cast and critters. If you thought Disney's Aladdin was the greatest thing since stolen bread, try this new Genesis classic.

Baloo is always your buddy. Though you fight him elsewhere, here he'll give you a hand...or belly... across the river.

Each chapter of Disney's The Jungle Book is previewed by a chapter page from the book, complete with depictions of original Jungle Book Art.

Bagheera found Mowgli washed up in a little boat. He brought the man cub to the woives, who raised him as one of their own. Even in the jungle, life goes on.

Look to the Dawn Patrol to give you a hand across the jungle door.

Lions and tigers and...snakes! Oh Boy! Banana time. Use coiled, sleeping snakes for a leg up in the jungle.

King Louie has a thing against man cubs. You'll have the opportunity to grab some nitty power-ups that rain on down along with King Louie's ammunition.

Jungle Friends and Enemies

Bagheera The Panther

Bagheera is Mowgii's friend and guardian. He found the man cub. Look to him during the game for advice.

Baloo the Bear

Baloo knows the "bare necessities" of survival as a man. He is one of the most loved Disney characters.

Colonel Hathi

The leader of the Dawn Patrol elephants and another of Mowgii's jungle friends.

Kaa The Snake

Kaa would like nothing more than to drop a few coils around Mowgli and give him a long, very tight hug.

King Louie

This big ape is jealous of your position on the evolutionary ladder. He really wants to belike you!

Shere Khan

The most dangerous creature in the jungle. He's been called a man-eater. And he certainly wants to invite Mowgli to dinner!

The First Adventure Map

This is where Mowgli begins his adventure. The challenge is to find all the gems. To do it you must climb, swing on vines, and dodge coconut-hurling monkeys and other nasty jungle critters. This is where the fun starts.

Mowgli At Work, Mowgli At Play

Being a jungle boy isn't always fun and games, but it is always a lot of fun. Here are just a few glimpses of Mowgli's antics.

Hot Hints

Hints:

  1. Smack a monkey with a banana and it will fall out of the tree. Be ready to hurl fruit like mad to finish off the monkey before he takes energy from you.
  2. If Mowgli takes a fall, his loincloth will catch air. You can try to make a saving swing to hard ground by steering him with the D-Button as he falls.

Jungle Book rating

Jungle Book system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Jungle Book supports single modeSingle game mode

2005-06-05 Jungle Book game based on classic Disney movie.

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