Arcade: Jungle King/Jungle Hunt & Pirate Pete (1982 Taito) -

Arcade: Jungle King/Jungle Hunt & Pirate Pete (1982 Taito)

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A platform/run and jump scrolling game consisted of 4 levels where you play as tarzan out to rescue a woman. It was the first ‘side-scrolling, jumping & attacking game with a humanoid character’, appearing in arcades three years before Miyamoto’s classic “Super Mario Bros.”. This was also the first video game ever to feature Tarzan as a playable character. But, Taito never bothered to get permission from the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, so they were sued for copyright infringement for using Tarzan’s likeness. So this title quickly went out of production, and is rather rare today. They later reworked the graphics and released this game as “Jungle Hunt”.

Jungle King gameplay begins at 00:06
Jungle Hunt, a Clone Version of Jungle King and gameplay begins at 6:02
Pirate Pete, a reworked version Jungle King and gameplay begins at 11:49.

Note: No cheats were used, Just Save States.


  1. The Jungle Hunt down and who is kidnapped girlfriend save her one rescue kingdom loved change.

  2. Altos fliperamas da Penha Z/L ! Bons tempos que não voltam nunca mais!

  3. For some reason I always loved the music from this game!

  4. This game should've been up to 4 players.

  5. What video game has this version? Can I find it on videogame systems?

  6. Hola… en que consola se podía jugar?

  7. George george george of the jungle watch out for that aaaaaaaaa tree!!!

  8. sure this won't flight in the PC (politically correct) era

  9. O primeiro jogo joguei em minha vida como era legal…

  10. In the beginning scene, wouldn't it have been better if he ran through the bushes?

  11. Jungle king was made at early 80's like handy video game, like smaller mobile phone now,and like tetris 30 years ago..

  12. If you're in your 40s you'll remember this. I'd pay real $$ to find this for my phone 🙂

  13. A lousy 50 points for ducking under those big ass rocks? Seriously?

  14. Like this if this was at your Dentist waiting room.

  15. You really suck at playing this game. Can you play without dying?

  16. The laundromat by me used to have this game.

  17. One of the first depictions of "love" that made my tiny mind feel funny was beating Jungle King and getting kissed by the girl. Was HORRIFIED when I later only saw the Jungle Hunt cabinets around. I guess Taito got in trouble for using Tarzan's yell, and weren't going to go to the trouble of convincing a court they didn't actually mean for that to be Tarzan lol.

  18. I loved Jungle King. Played it at the arcade around 1982-1983.

  19. Esse eu fui muito bon e zerava muito fácil , tempos bom que não volta mais

  20. I played this game couple of times when I was 7 years old. Its incredible that we remember stuff from 30 years ago and we forget what we did yesterday

  21. I played the Atari 2600 cheap imitation of this arcade game as a kid. I had no idea what the original was like – and possibly not even aware of the existence of the arcade version until NOW! Surreal. My 10 year old daughter loves the Atari version.

  22. God I know this game one of my friends had this game on his Atari I loved this game

  23. I used to play this at a burger joint with my friends while I was in high school in the 80s. For some reason this popped in my head today. I was trying to remember the name. I googled "Jungle Arcade Game" and I ended up finding it.

  24. I don't remember Pirate Pete, must be a Mandella thing.

  25. 3:09 The political correct snowflake crowd of 2020 would try to ban this

  26. Love it! Played the Atari version for years when I was young

  27. Obvously, you never had to pay money for the game. Otherwise, you would play better.

  28. Those damn Taito games almost always had sweet tunes. Sometimes I still hum songs from some of their 80's cabinet games.

  29. And, on ''jungle king'' the classic tarzan scream is the same from
    Johnny Weissmuller
    ooold tarzan movies

  30. Our hero changes his hair color quite a bit

  31. OMG I FOUND IT. I used to play this in the waiting room of my dentist when I was a kid. I used to be terrified of the dentist and being able to play this game was the only thing I looked forward to.

  32. quante partite ci ho fatto da ragazzino,soltanto dalla terza serie di livelli diventava troppo difficile, sulle liane c'erano troppi scimpanzé, i coccodrilli del fiume erano velocissimi, i macigni che franavano sulla montagna cambiavano traiettoria e si impennavano quando ti venivano addosso costringendoti a fare manovre troppo difficili (eri costretto ad accucciarti per schivarne uno e a saltare una frazione di secondo dopo per evitarne un altro) e certe volte te ne franavano addosso 2 o 3 insieme e infine nello stage finale dove dovevi salvare Jane appariva in alto a destra un terzo indigeno che ti scagliava addosso una lancia

  33. Omg I played this when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing.💖

  34. I remember seeing the Jungle King/Hunt games, never saw Pirate Pete. The Pirate Pete had the added challenge of another pirate throwing a knife at you the Jungle games didn't. Had the pirates in the save-the-girl screen turned to eater-of-person types?

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