The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Sega Mega Drive
Ballistic (US re-release)
Sega Game Gear
Majesco Sales (US; re-release)
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
Majesco Sales (US re-release)
Licensor: The Walt Disney Company
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1][2], Adventure[2], Arcade[3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-70176
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70176-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
T-70176-18
Sega Mega Drive
ES
T-70176-06
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
FR
T-70176-09
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[8][9] T-70176-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
IT
T-70176-13
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
CZ
2.165 Kč2.165
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FJUN01SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046580
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Master System
EU
MK-27069-50
Sega Master System
DE
MK-27069-18
Sega Master System
ES
MK-27069-06
Sega Master System
FR
MK-27069-09
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
PT
(Purple)
3,990$3,990
Sega Master System
UK
£32.9932.99[10] MK-27069-50
Sega Master System
IT
MK-27069-13
Sega Master System
AU
FJUN01SEC
Sega Master System
BR
027330
Sega Game Gear
US
T-70118
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Game Gear
US
(Majesco)
1198
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-70118-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
T-70118-18
Sega Game Gear
ES
T-70118-06
Sega Game Gear
FR
T-70118-09
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[10] T-70118-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-70118-13

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

Gameplay

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 Entertainment Software was then contracted by Virgin to finish the game and develop most of the other game versions.

As with many Virgin Interactive Entertainment 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.

Chapters

Notavailable.svg Chapter I: Jungle By Day
Notavailable.svg Chapter II: The Great Tree
Notavailable.svg Chapter III: The Dawn Patrol
Notavailable.svg Chapter IV: The River
Notavailable.svg Chapter V: Baloo and the River
Notavailable.svg Chapter VI: The Tree Village
Notavailable.svg Chapter VII: The Ruins
Notavailable.svg Chapter VIII: Collapsing Ruins
Notavailable.svg Chapter IX: Jungle at Night
Notavailable.svg Chapter X: The Wastelands

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English The Jungle Book The Jungle Book
French Le Livre de la Jungle The Jungle Book
German Das Dschungelbuch The Jungle Book
Spanish El Libro de la Selva The Jungle Book
Italian Il Libro Della Giungla The Jungle Book

Production credits

Game Gear and Master System versions

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
Source:
In-game credits


Mega Drive version

  • 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.
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: The Jungle Book/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The Jungle Book/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89
80
82 №23, p28-31
89
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
93
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
90
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
80
[16]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
89
[17]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[18]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[19]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
80
[20]
Freak (IL)
93
[21]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[22]
GamePro (DE)
80
[23]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
90
[24]
Joypad (FR) PAL
96
[25]
Mega (UK) PAL
90
[26]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
83
[27]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
92
[28]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
83
[29]
Megazin (SI)
79
[30]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
75
[31]
Player One (FR)
94
[32]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
90
[7]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
84
[33]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[34]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[35]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
83
[36]
Sega Force (SE)
82
[37]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[38]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
92
[39]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
80
[40]
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
29 reviews

The Jungle Book

Mega Drive, US
JungleBook MD US Box.jpg
Cover
TJB MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
The Jungle Book MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)
JungleBook MD US Box Back Cardboard.jpgNospine.pngJungleBook MD US Box Front Cardboard.jpg
Cover
TJB MD US Cart Alt.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
JungleBook MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Jungle Book MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR
TJB MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD FR Cart.jpg
Cart
Livre De La Jungle (FR) INS.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
JungleBook MD FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, DE
TJB MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD DE Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, ES
JungleBook MD ES Box.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD ES Cart.jpg
Cart
Jungle Book MD ES Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, IT
JungleBook MD IT Box.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD IT Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, PT
JungleBook MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
JungleBook MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU
Jungle Book MD AU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngJungleBook MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
The Jungle Book MD AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
JungleBook MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
JungleBook MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Master System
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
90
[41]
Joypad (HU) PAL
84
[42]
Mega Force (FR)
70
[43]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
74
[44]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[45]
Player One (FR)
93
[46]
Sega Magazin (DE)
86
[47]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
84
[10]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[48]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[49]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
94
[50]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[51]
Video Games (DE) PAL
62
[52]
Sega Master System
83
Based on
13 reviews

The Jungle Book

Master System, EU
TJB SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
The Jungle Book SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, FR
TJB SMS FR Box.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, DE
TJB SMS DE Box.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, ES
JungleBook SMS ES cover.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, IT
JungleBook SMS IT cover.jpg
Cover
TheJungleBook SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
JungleBook SMS PT cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, PT (Purple)
TJB SMS PT Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
JungleBook SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
JungleBook SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
JungleBook SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
JungleBook SMS BR cart.jpg
Cart
JungleBook SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
80
[53]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
62
[54]
Freak (IL)
93
[55]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[56]
Megablast (DE) PAL
74
[57]
Mega Force (FR)
88
[58]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
74
[44]
Player One (FR)
90
[59]
Sega Magazin (DE)
87
[47]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[10]
Sega News (CZ)
85
[60]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
84
[48]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[12]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
76
[61]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
85
[62]
Video Games (DE) PAL
79
[63]
Sega Game Gear
82
Based on
16 reviews

The Jungle Book

Game Gear, US
TJB GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTJB GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
The Jungle Book GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Junglebook gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, US (Majesco Sales)
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, EU
TJB GG EU Box Back.jpgJungle Book GG EU Box Spine.jpgTJB GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
TJB GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, FR
JungleBook GG FR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Game Gear, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Game Gear, DE
JungleBook GG DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
Game Gear, ES
JungleBook GG ES Box Front.jpg
Cover
Game Gear, IT
JungleBook GG IT Box Front.jpg
Cover

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)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 20b97d87
MD5 2260d42cf65b4f8aa945ad558d99f6b3
SHA-1 df79f4d61d1de7f9a3ed056f98a94dcad2ae8e18
1MB 1993-09 EPROM cartridge Featured at Winter CES 1994. Page
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 695a9a15
MD5 ed224898befb4fb246175e46f9982821
SHA-1 f65b5957b4b21bd16b4aa8a6e93fed944dd7d9ac
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 90100884
MD5 895e858a9ed0204284fdf247542eb706
SHA-1 14a5d4ea99ee91aec948d62cab56fc1c05cc7c45
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 30c09f31
MD5 9212dda9031449afffa6903921286bea
SHA-1 f9da97db661f8ef7e7af87a83d23100c2fed4fb0
256kB Cartridge (US)

References

  1. File:TJB GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:JungleBook MD SE rental cover.jpg
  3. File:TJB SMS EU Box.jpg
  4. GamePro, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 81
  5. VideoGames, "April 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 54
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 18
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 84
  8. Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 19
  9. Mega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-23), page 36
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 114
  11. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 224
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 61
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 105
  14. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 132
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 108
  16. Computer & Video Games, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-15), page 50
  17. Digitiser (UK) (1994-05-30)
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  19. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 323
  20. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 122
  21. Freak, "11/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  22. GamePro, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 60
  23. GamePro, "September 1994" (DE; 1994-0x-xx), page 20
  24. GamesMaster, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-26), page 46
  25. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 114
  26. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 14
  27. Mega Fun, "08/94" (DE; 1994-07-20), page 61
  28. Mega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-23), page 34
  29. MegaTech, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 12
  30. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 16, December 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 30
  31. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 56
  32. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  33. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 94
  34. Sega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 52
  35. Sega Pro, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-24), page 36
  36. Sega Zone, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-xx), page 20
  37. Sega Force, "5/94" (SE; 1994-08-10), page 10
  38. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 69
  39. Sonic the Comic, "November 25th 1994" (UK; 1994-11-12), page 11
  40. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 95
  41. Consoles +, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 186
  42. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 22
  43. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 132
  44. 44.0 44.1 Mega Fun, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-24), page 112
  45. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 124
  46. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 134
  47. 47.0 47.1 Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 30
  48. 48.0 48.1 Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 60
  49. Sega Pro, "Xmas Special 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 60
  50. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 60
  51. Sonic the Comic, "April 1st 1994" (UK; 1994-03-19), page 11
  52. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 118
  53. Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 115
  54. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 40
  55. Freak, "11/93" (IL; 1993-xx-xx), page 1
  56. GamePro, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 140
  57. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 81
  58. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 138
  59. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 115
  60. Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 26
  61. Sega Zone, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-25), page 46
  62. Sonic the Comic, "April 1st 1994" (UK; 1994-03-19), page 11
  63. Video Games, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-19), page 122


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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
WCES 1994 prototype
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) | Pocahontas (1996) | Pinocchio (1996)
Sega Game Gear
Ariel the Little Mermaid (1992) | The Jungle Book (1994) | Disney's Aladdin (1994) | The Lion King (1994)
Sega Master System
The Jungle Book (1993) | Disney's Aladdin (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)