Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Alias : JUNGLE BOY
Game Type : High-quality Four Level M/code Game; Platform Style
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: TARZAN BOY, Alligata, £8.95
1989: TARZAN BOY, Alligata, £2.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : ALLIGATA, 178 West Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4ET
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
Run the jungle path, jump the torrential rivers, cross the moving lifts in search of the elusive arrows that wil bring you to jane. Then cross the great divide. How? Only you can work it out.
A decreasing time bonus. The longer you suffer the more you're a duffer.
<CTRL> - Left, A - Right, <RETURN> - Jump
Instructions' Source : 10 COMPUTER HITS 3 (Beau Jolly) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
This is a four screen arcade game set deep in the jungle. You take the part of Tarzan and the object is to find Jane. Tarzan starts on the first screen and Jane is on the last. All you need to do is follow the arrow signs which will take you to her. It might not sound difficult but, after an hour's play I had only managed to master screen one - and that's the easiest.
All the dangers to be found in the jungle are here - gorillas will crush you, poisonous snakes will bite you and monkeys will drop coconuts on your head. There are also waterfalls, rivers with floating logs and crocodiles to overcome. In addition to these obstacles are the usual collection of mean-looking nasties.
Screen one involves ducking under a snake slithering down from a tree. Just past this are several lifts which you up to different platforms. Next you have to leap across a deep chasm to another platform. Watch out for the monkey with coconuts here. Then jump the next chasm, up the lift and wait for a particularly nasty disembodied head with gnashing teeth to move to the correct position. A couple of leaps and it's on to the next screen.
TARZAN BOY is a Mode 2 game with a surprising number of moving objects. The Electron isn't noted for its speed in this mode, but although Tarzan moves a little slowly, generally the animation is fast and smooth.
You won't be disappointed with TARZAN BOY. It's one of the best levels-type of games released in the past couple of months.
Roland Waddilove, ELECTRON USER 3. 3