Atari Jungle Hunt TV Commercial (1988)

Jungle Hunt - AtariAge
Looks like we are sticking with the Jungle themed Atari 2600 titles, eh? Jungle Hunt is a game that I enjoyed at my local Showbiz Pizza, I didn’t play it all the time like I would Popeye or Kangaroo but I would at least drop a quarter every weekend on the game. I did however play it almost constantly when I received the Atari 2600 port and I still think it’s a solid release for that legendary system.

I do not however recall this TV Commercial for the home release!
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6 thoughts on “Atari Jungle Hunt TV Commercial (1988)

  1. I don’t remember the commercial either but I do recall playing this at the local pizza shop. I also remember not being very good at it, like most games but I did like it. I play it once in awhile on my Wii emulator.

  2. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    We had this for our Atari 1200 XL computer. I played it more on that than in the arcades.

    Wasn’t there a copycat game? It had “Jungle” in the name too but I can’t think of it.

  3. “Jungle Hunt changed names several times during development. The original prototypes were called Jungle Boy and later became Jungle King for release to the arcades. In these earlier versions the playable character was a bare-chested man with a loincloth who resembled Tarzan.

    Taito was sued by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate for copyright infringement for using the character’s likeness. ”

  4. I’d also like to point out that I find Jungle King to be a harder game than Jungle Hunt, but in all honesty that just might be my imagination.

  5. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    Jungle King is what I was thinking of. I didn’t realize it was the same game under a different name.

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