Jungle Hunt

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About Atari 2600 Jungle Hunt

Licensed by Taito

Jungle Hunt gameplay

ungle Hunt, an Atari 2600 game, is divided into four distinct scenes, each with its own objectives and challenges:

  1. Scene 1: In this scene, the explorer must swing from vine to vine by pressing the action key when two vines are close enough together. Timing is crucial, as failing to catch the vine results in the explorer falling to the jungle floor and losing a life.
  2. Scene 2: The explorer must navigate a river filled with crocodiles. The player can attack crocodiles from below using a knife, but only when their mouths are closed. The explorer must also surface periodically to breathe, during which they cannot attack crocodiles. Bubbles rising from the river bottom can trap the explorer, carrying them to the surface and potentially into the path of crocodiles.
  3. Scene 3: In this scene, the explorer must dodge boulders of varying sizes as they roll and bounce towards him while he runs up a volcano’s side. Timing is critical since different-sized boulders bounce at different speeds and heights, potentially trapping the explorer.
  4. Scene 4: The explorer must avoid cannibals while trying to rescue a woman being lowered into a flaming cauldron. After rescuing the woman, the message “Congratulations!” appears, followed by “I Love You!!!” and a scene where the woman kisses the explorer.

Subsequent gameplay repeats the scenes, but with increased difficulty. In rounds other than the first, a cannibal appears in the tree during the cauldron scene, throwing spears at the player.

Jungle Hunt original Atari 2600 game manual

Jungle Hunt Atari 2600 game facts

GAME TITLE: Jungle Hunt

PLATFORM: Atari 2600

GAME ORIGIN: Atari original




GAME GENRE: Side-scrolling action