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Title: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TrekMD on February 21, 2013, 01:01:57 AM
Let's take a look at yet another arcade classic and its home ports, Jungle Hunt!

[align=center:2h7tly4m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1rfla7MeJA&feature=em-subs_digest[/align:2h7tly4m]
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TL on February 21, 2013, 15:17:10 PM
Cool vid, very different takes on the game there.

Interesting how the 2600 has the parallax scrolling but the XL/XE version doesn't, but then the 2600 game has some big changes including the boulder level not being on a hill and a different end level.

I liked the TI99 version as I know nothing about that system and it looked nice and colourful.

The Coleco version was the best though IMO.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 21, 2013, 17:51:02 PM
Big fan of the 5200 and Atari Computer versions. Always wondered what a 7800 version might have looked like?
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TrekMD on March 21, 2013, 17:53:17 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Big fan of the 5200 and Atari Computer versions. Always wondered what a 7800 version might have looked like?

It likely would have been more arcade accurate visually but the sound would have been like the 2600 unless it had been given a POKEY chip.  :)
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 21, 2013, 17:58:55 PM
Jungle Hunt is no Pac-Man. The 2600 version is pretty good. Guess it was a game that just did not need an update past the 5200.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TrekMD on March 21, 2013, 18:00:33 PM
It would be cool if someone ported it as homebrew title to the 7800.  :)  I'm sure it would be look fantastic!
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 21, 2013, 18:04:52 PM
Yes. Maybe they could add Jungle King and Pirate Pete as game variations :4:
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TL on March 21, 2013, 18:11:55 PM
There is a very nice ST clone that uses the original name for the game, Jungle Boy:

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back.gif)  (http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back_2.gif)

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back_3.gif) (http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back_4.gif)

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back_5.gif) (http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jungle_boy_byte_back_6.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 21, 2013, 18:13:16 PM
For get a 7800 version. I want this one! Thanks Laird!!!!!
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TrekMD on March 21, 2013, 18:15:44 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
For get a 7800 version. I want this one! Thanks Laird!!!!!

 :24:

That does look awesome!  I still want a 7800 version! 
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 21, 2013, 18:17:19 PM
Figures :21:
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: TL on March 21, 2013, 18:58:01 PM
It's easy enough to download the SainT emulator for the ST and play it.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: onthinice on March 22, 2013, 14:40:56 PM
Thanks Laird!!!
Title: Re: Let's Compare Jungle Hunt
Post by: zapiy on March 22, 2013, 22:21:24 PM
Great stuff, was not aware of so many version either.