Jungle Hunt

Swing into action with Jungle Hunt!

The player controls an Explorer who must swing across vines in the forest, swim through a crocodile-infested river, jump and duck rocks while climbing a hill and rescue his woman from a pair of barbaric cannibals.

  • 1982
  • Taito
  • 2 Players
  • Action
  • Available At
This game was released after Taito was threatened by a suit filed against them by the trustees of Edgar Rice Burroughs' estate, the people who own the rights to Tarzan, for copyright infringement for using Tarzan's likeness in Jungle King. Later, Taito released Pirate Pete which was basically a sea-going imitation of both of these two games.


The game has four screens: a forest of swinging vines, a river of crocodiles, a hill of falling rocks and a camp where two native tribal warriors dance around striking their spears up and down where our hero's woman dangles above a boiling cauldron.

How to Play

On the first level, the player presses the fire button to make the Explorer jump from vine to vine. Since the jump range is limited, you will need to wait until the time is right before leaping towards the next vine. Avoid the monkeys who can knock the player character from the vine.

On the second level, use the joystick to move the Explorer around the screen in order to avoid the hungry crocodiles. Press the fire button to stab the enemies with the knife, but only when their mouths are partly or fully closed.

For the third level, push the joystick left or right to have the Explorer run either slower or faster. Press the fire button to jump over the small rocks. To avoid the larger boulders, you must either jump, run or duck by pulling down on the joystick.

On the fourth level, the Explorer must jump over and between the natives while their spears are down. After that, the Explorer must jump toward the woman when she has been lowered enough for him to reach her. This becomes more difficult as the levels progress since another native later appears on the tree nearby throwing spears directly at the player.

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