The Jungle Book
Reviewed by Ty Massei
Graphics: 6 out of 10
Sound: 5.5 out of 10
Gameplay: 4 out of 10
Hardness factor: 3 out of 10
Overall: 5 out of 10
Graphics: The graphics in this game had sort of a mixed quality. The
graphical quality of them was very good (as all Disney games for the
older consoles usually are) but the color scheme just wasn't up to par
with a lot of the NES games out there. Also, you couldn't see Mogli's
face, which was kind of weird.
Sound: The music wasn't anything special. They tried to go for a jungle
theme on most levels, since after all this game is based in a jungle.
The quality is pretty good, though it could have been a little bit better.
Gameplay: A very simple sidescroller. You play as Mogli, the kid from
The Jungle Book, and you are supposed to make your way through a level
and then to a boss after a few levels. Anyway, this game isn't very hard
to learn. You can run a bit by holding down throw, throw some fruit, and
jump. There are various enemies you must kill (you can jump on some of
them too) and vines you must swing from in order to make your way to
the very end of the level.
Hardness factor: The movie was targeted to a younger audience, so of
course this game isn't hard (unlike some parts of the SNES version).
Controls are very easy and enemies are pretty simplistic. The only
time you'll have any trouble is when you must kill bosses. Some of
them have some tricky moves, but it really isn't that hard.
Overall: 5 out of 10. This is just another sidescroller shelled out by
Disney. You probably won't like it unless you're new to video games
and absolutely loved the movie.