Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600) is a right-to-left side-scrolling arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was initially released as Jungle King. Jungle Hunt is one of the first video games to use parallax scrolling. Play Jungle Hunt online here!
Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600) game description
The player controls an unnamed explorer, sporting a pith helmet and safari suit, attempting to rescue his girl from a tribe of cannibals by swinging from vine to vine, swimming a crocodile-infested river, and avoiding rolling rocks. Taito released a re-skinned version of the game as Pirate Pete.
Jungle 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?
Play Jungle Hunt online
You can play Jungle Hunt online here, in web browser.