is an arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. The original version of the game, Jungle King
, was the subject of a lawsuit levied against Taito by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs for copyright infringement for using a likeness of the Tarzan character. Jungle King
featured a long-haired feral man in a fur loincloth swinging from vine to vine in the jungle, and most damning of all, an unauthorized reproduction of actor Johnny Weissmuller's famous Tarzan yell. As a result, the hero of the game was replaced with a stereotypical Victorian era "gentleman explorer", the vines were changed to ropes, and the Tarzan yell was replaced with a short tune. On a technical note, Jungle Hunt
is one of the first games to feature parallax scrolling. And the music has a rousing jungle beat! Jungle Hunt
was later adapted for the various home gaming platforms of the day, including the Commodore 64 (of which we have a TAS
of) and the Atari 2600.