Jill of the Jungle

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Jill of the Jungle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:17 am

Who here remembers?

http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download ... he-jungle/

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I've been playing a bit of it lately, even though I resent the lack of male role models. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:20 am

Here's your male roll model

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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:13 am

pic rehosted. :)
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by gnome » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:07 am

Yeeeeahhh

I think I played the matching Epic pinball game more than the original. In that vintage for sidescrollers it was Duke Nukem or Commander Keen for me.
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by gnome » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:10 am

Maybe you can find... right around then was a shareware Tetris variation with animated bricks. The colors were like no other version I have seen since .... hypnotic. Can't remember the name though.
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by ed » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:18 am

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http://nintendo8.com/game/571/rygar/#

Couldn't save it, up all night to finish it. :D
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Bruce » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:41 pm

ed wrote:Image
http://nintendo8.com/game/571/rygar/#

Couldn't save it, up all night to finish it. :D
You could pause it though.

Things would be fine until mom unplugged the game so she could plug in the vacuum cleaner.

Lots of 13 yr olds in the late '80s lost their mother that way. You know. Waking up in a pool of blood after the blind rage.

The happy part of the story is that those kids were inspired to grow up and become better game programmers and invent things like the ability to save your game at any time, and unlimited lives, and programs that could sense when you're about to snap and kill everyone around you and skip the game past the infuriating hard part.

Good thing too. A generation of serial killers was created from this game:
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It even inspired a phone prank that continues to this day:
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/inde ... 529AAHTcK0
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:45 pm

Jazz Jackrabbit.
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Bruce » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:59 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Jazz Jackrabbit.
Never played it.

This game however nearly drove me to murder. Three lives, impossible jumps, and you couldn't even pause. You die, you go right back to the very beginning. If you picked up armor, you were allowed to get hit once, but after getting hit once, you would lose all your confidence and die soon after.

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Fucking zombies would pop out of the ground at random. I think I made it to level 3 out of 8 once, but didn't get very far.

Both games made this top ten list:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kingofthenerds/ ... -time-77y5
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Re: Jill of the Jungle

Post by Miles » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:26 am

Brings back memories of a 1980's-derived IBM CRT computer my uncle got for me from the hospital he worked in. I even had a collection of floppy disks and I played those types of games for hours. It seems familiar so perhaps I played it. The computer still works.
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