Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle

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Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle
Game Boy cover art
Platform(s)Game Boy, Game Gear
ReleaseGame Boy:
Game Gear:
Genre(s)2D action platformer[1]

Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle is a 1994 video game for the Game Boy and Game Gear video game systems.[4]


The player controls Tarzan (based on the famous character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for his novel Tarzan of the Apes) in six different missions set in Africa. These include curing the Great Ape's disease and saving his friends from the evil poachers. These poachers want to capture the wildlife and place them in their zoos.[4] Weapons that can be utilized include: spears, knives, and arrows. Pitfalls and obstacles are to be avoided in order to collect the mandatory quest item. Under a strict time limit, players can swing on vines and swim vast bodies of water to cross various parts of stages.


Reviewing the Game Boy version, GamePro commented that Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle "demands way too much patient replaying for the average fun it offers." They elaborated that inaccurate controls often fail the player when jumping through trees, forcing frequent backtracking, and that the lack of passwords means the player must navigate through the same mazes multiple times.[5] Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 5.4 out of 10, commenting that "The many icons and challenging bosses make the trip worthwhile, but this is pretty much standard stuff with elements every action fan will recognize."[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b Tarzan at GameFAQs
  3. ^ Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle at Game Boy Database
  4. ^ a b Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle at IGN
  5. ^ "ProReview: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle". GamePro (66). IDG. January 1995. p. 140.
  6. ^ "Review Crew: Tarzan". Electronic Gaming Monthly (66). EGM Media, LLC. January 1995. p. 46.

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