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The Jungle Book
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-70176
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] T-70176-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-70176-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-70176-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-70176-50
Sega Mega Drive
IT
?
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FJUN01SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046580



Sega Master System
UK
£32.99[4] MK-27069-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-27069-09
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-27069-18
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-27069-06
Sega Master System
IT
MK-27069-13
Sega Master System
PT
3,990PTE$
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 027330



Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-70118
Sega Game Gear
US (Majesco)
$? 1198
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[4] T-70118-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-70118-09
Sega Game Gear
DE
? T-70118-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
? T-70118-06



The Jungle Book is a licensed video game based on the Disney film with the same name.

It follows the established formula of requiring the player to collect a set amount of items in order to clear a stage, as also seen in Global Gladiators, The Ottifants and Cool Spot. Animations and sprite artwork are of high quality in a similar fashion to the aforementioned games developed by Virgin. This was because development of the Mega Drive version was actually started by the Virgin Games USA development team lead by famous programmer David Perry, but before game's completion they were switched to work on Aladdin instead. When Aladdin was completed, Virgin wanted the team to go back to The Jungle Book and finish it, but they ended up leaving the company to form Shiny Entertainment and do work that would later result in Earthworm Jim. Eurocom was then contracted by Virgin to finish the game and develop most of the other game versions.

As with many Virgin Interactive published games, the game was partially PAL optimized by speeding up music but leaving the gameplay untouched. The game's music plays too fast when it's forced in 60Hz mode.

Production credits

Game Gear and Master System versions

Source: In-game credits
Syrox Developments
  • Programmer: Dominic Wood
  • Graphic Artists: Jock Green, Mark Knowles
  • Music and Sound: Eurocom Ltd
Virgin
  • Product Producer: Matthew Spall
  • Software Manager: Ian Mathias

Mega Drive version

Source: In-game credits
Virgin Interactive Entertainment
  • Produced by: Robb Alvey
  • Assistant Producer: David Fries
  • Executive Producer: Neil Young
  • Virgin UK Producer: Matt Spall
  • Product Planning: Randy Fujimoto
  • Game Design: David Bishop, Bill Anderson, Erik Yeo, David Perry, Eurocom Entertainment, Robb Alvey, Julian Rignall
  • Animation by: Mike Dietz, Edward Schofield, Doug Tenaple, Shawn McLean, Roger Hardy, Clark Sorenson, Jeff Etter, Allyn Welty, Dean Ruggles, Bob Steele, David Simmons
  • Background Art by: Christian Laursen, Lin Shen, Nick Bruty
  • Music and FX: Tommy Tallarico
  • Music by: Tommy Tallarico, Joey Kuras, Mark Miller, Donald S. Griffin, Dr. Stephen Clarke-Willson, Keith Arem
  • Sound Effects: Joey Kuras
  • Virgin Studios Coordinators: Harvard Bonin, Barry Pringle Sr.
  • Production Coordination: Christina Camerota
  • Q.A. Management: David Maxey, Paul Moore, Mike McCaa, Adam Ryan
  • Lead Product Analysts: Bijan Shaheer, Nick Camerota
  • Product Analysts: Chris Rausch, Stacey Mendoza, Chris Nelson
  • 24hr Test Crew: David Fries, Ken Love, Bijan Shaheer, Robb Alvey, Craig McCoy, David Maxey, Jared Brinkley, Eric Harshman, Stacey Mendoza, Chris Rausch, Virgil The Cat, Jeff Gordon, Jim Getz by, Paul Shoener, Chad Soares, Jon Williams
  • Special Thanks to: Dr. Stephen Clarke-Willson, Martin Alper, Justin Heber, Keith Greer, Bert Pelascini, Seth Mendelsohn, Jared Brinkley, Richard Branson, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Ted Warnock, Sean Wilson, Ben Medina, Andy Hollins, Tim Bromley, Henry Nagel, Mick Love
Eurocom Entertainment Software
  • Programmed by: Tim Rogers, Tim Swann
  • Produced by: Hugh Binns
  • Art by: Steve Wilding, Adrian Mannion, Colin Garratt, Steve Bedser
  • Levels Designed by: Mat Sneap, Steve Wilding, Adrian Mannion
  • Play Testing: Mark Hetherington
  • Special Thanks to: Jon Williams, Dave Looker, Richard Alton, Ian Sneap, Neil Baldwin, Steve Duckworth, Ian Denny, Andy Bee, Nigel Bentley, Ashley Finney, Andi Smithers, Matt Dixon, Simon Garrigan, Paul Bates, Robert Watkins
Disney Software
  • Producer: Patrick Gilmore
  • Assistant Producer: John Santos

(c) 1994 Virgin Interactive Entertainment
(c) 1994 The Walt Disney Co.
Licensed by Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

Magazine articles

Main article: The Jungle Book/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #144: "November 1993" (1993-10-15)
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #146: "January 1994" (1993-12-15)
</div>
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Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
</div>
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GamesMaster (UK) #23: "November 1994" (1994-10-20)
</div>
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</div>
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Joypad (FR) #33: "Juillet/Août 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
</div>
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GamePro (DE) "September 1994" (1994-0x-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (DE) "Oktober 1994" (1994-09-30)[7]
</div>
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Sega Force (SE) #6/94 (1994-09-14)
</div>
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №34, p132/133/134
80 №152, p50/51[2]
№154, p53[8]
70
89
90 №18, p46
80
82 №23, p28/29/30/31
90 №20, p14/15/16/17/18
89
92 №12, p34/35/36
75 №21, p56-58[9]
96 №33, p114/115/116/117
94 №44, p82/83/84/85
90 №55, p52/53
88 №33, p36/37
92 №39, p11
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
The Jungle Book MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AU
JungleBook MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
The Jungle Book MD AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, FR
TJB MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, DE
TJB MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, ES
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Mega Drive, IT
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90
85
70
88 №14, p124/125[10]
93 №37, p134/135
84 №1, p114/115[4]
84 №49, p60/61
85 №27, p60
94 №7, p60/61[11]
85 №22, p11
Sega Master System
86
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, EU
TJB SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, FR
TJB SMS FR Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Master System, DE
TJB SMS DE Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Master System, ES
JungleBook SMS ES cover.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, IT

TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
TJB SMS PT Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
JungleBook SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
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Cart
JungleBook SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

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Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №27
80 №146, p115[12]
62
88
90 №38, p115
85 №1, p114/115[4]
84 №49, p60/61
93 №27, p61
94 №7, p60/61
85 №22, p11
Sega Game Gear
85
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Junglebook gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, US (Majesco)
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, FR
JungleBook GG FR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Game Gear, DE

Game Gear, ES

Game Gear, IT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3fb6d92e
MD5 2e1c1f784c9463152cd1a772f87677af
SHA-1 306021e52501c9d51afd9c51acf384356c84ffbf
2MB 1994-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b9709a99
MD5 03a83c6c7392549b47b006c6e9c38fe0
SHA-1 b96dcaf595a713eeec54257e8cee6306d7748baf
2MB 1994-08 Cartridge (EU)

References


Games based on Disney animated films for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992) | Disney's Aladdin (1993) | The Jungle Book (1994) | The Lion King (1994) | Pinocchio (1995) | Pocahontas (1996)
Sega Game Gear
Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992) | Disney's Aladdin (1993 | The Jungle Book (1994) | The Lion King (1994)
Sega Master System
Disney's Aladdin (1993) | The Jungle Book (1994) | The Lion King (1994) | Ariel the Little Mermaid (1996)
Sega Pico
Math Antics with Disney's 101 Dalmatians (1994) | Pocahontas Riverbend Adventures (1995) | The Lion King: Adventures at Pride Rock (1995) | Nurie Daisuki! Dumbo no Waku Waku Circus! (1997) | Peter Pan Neverland e Ikou! (1997) | Shirayukihime (1999) | Disney Princesses: Princess ni Naritai (2003) | Disney Princesses: Ariel (2004) | Disney Princesses: Suteki ni Lesson! Hiragana-Katakana (2004)
Sega Dreamcast
Disney's Dinosaur (2000)