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    Jill of the Jungle

    Lead the brave and beautiful Jill on a mystical journey through the jungle and the caves and dungeons below. This is a scrolling arcade/adventure game, similar in style to Super Mario Brothers.

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    Jill of the Jungle is a platform sidescroller game which was released during the same period as Commander Keen and Duke Nukem. Players play as an Amazon woman who can use various types of weapons and enhancements as she progresses through levels slaying monsters and finding keys. Play Jill of the Jungle online!

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    Jill of the Jungle is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player takes the role of the titular character: an amazon woman who takes the untypical role of monster-slaying, leather-wearing feminist warrior. Jill’s most distinguishing ability is morphing into various creatures, such as a bird, a fish, and others, which allow her to explore specific areas. Levels often feature platform structures that must be navigate precisely, as well as keys that must be found in order to advance. There are no boss battles in the game. The game can be saved anywhere.

    The first episode in the trilogy contains 15 playable levels, including a bonus level, each of which can be entered from an overworld resembling another level. The second episode uses 20 sequential levels without an overworld. The third episode’s overworld is a top-down perspective, changing to the traditional platformer style when entering one of the 15 levels.

    Various puzzles include keys, transforming into different creatures, and making jumps among others. The same graphics are used in the trilogy, except that Jill’s costume is recoloured in each episode (green in Episode 1, red in Episode 2, and blue in Episode 3). Every episode has several unique music tracks and sound effects but some songs and sounds are shared between two different episodes. In some specific cases, a sound effect remains the same through the entire trilogy. The sound for picking up an apple is an example of this. Jill of the Jungle also offered a “noisemaker”, acting as a sound test, in which each sound effect in the game was mapped to a key of the keyboard.

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