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Disney's The Jungle Book for the Super NES stars Mowgli, a small boy who as a baby was left without parents deep in the jungle. Before harm could befall the youngster, a panther named Bagheera took him to a den of friendly wolves. These wolves raised and nurtured the "man cub" as one of their own.
Mowgli was happy in his jungle environment until one fateful day when Shere Khan, a tiger with an intense hatred for humans, returned from a long journey. After very little debate, the wolf elders decided that Mowgli should leave for the safety of the man village. If Mowgli is going to have any chance of making it to the village in one piece, you must help him.
Disney's The Jungle Book consists of 11 levels of play and five bonus rounds. As you run, jump, spring, climb and swing through the dangerous jungle, snakes, vampire bats, monkeys and other creatures will make your trek difficult. Key enemies include Key the Snake, who can hypnotize you with his eyes, and King Louie, an orangutan who will try to keep you trapped in the ancient ruins. You'll even face Shere Khan, the most feared tiger in the jungle. In addition to annoying animals, you must also deal with prickly pears, cacti, rolling rocks and other hazards.
To help you make it through the game, you are equipped with an unlimited supply of bananas, which you can throw at the enemies. Other fruit bombs include papayas, coconuts and mangos. From time to time, you will be able to hook up with friends who will give you an assist. For example, a parrot will give you a ride on his back, and vultures will shed their feathers to help you climb to safety. Other helpers include spring snakes, owls, chameleons and Baloo the Bear.
If you want to earn continues and bonus levels, you can pick up red and green gems. You can also find items that will grant you extra health, temporary invulnerability and additional lives. Certain onscreen objects will help you access otherwise unreachable areas of the game. For example, seesaws, when used in conjunction with boulders, can help you reach higher surfaces.
Disney's The Jungle Book, which was developed by Virgin Interactive, the same folks who brought you Disney's Aladdin, is for one player only. You can choose from three difficulty levels: practice, normal and hard. The practice mode will only allow you to play the first three levels of the game. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide