Diary #020 – “Jungle Boy” (Pitfall)
Turns out the two games I mention at the start are Dragster and Barnstorming, and I now realise that there’s not really much TO the former, and the latter I did eventually figure out because I remember having a great time bouncing those birds with the nose of my plane for as long as I could.
Why did I call Pitfall “Jungle Boy“? I have no idea but I had the strange experience growing up of hearing people refer to Pitfall and thinking I didn’t know what it was. Eventually I saw some PC version of the game which looked completely different, so I didn’t recognise it (of course – it was not the same game at all).
I only discovered the game I meant was indeed Pitfall a couple of days ago! How ’bout that.
There was a game called Jungle Boy, briefly, before it was renamed Jungle Hunt due to controversies and the Tarzan-esque character replaced with a stereotype of an old British hunter. But I never played that game so I don’t really care.
Right, I hope you guys have enjoyed these comics of my gaming memories! I have.
I wanted to get three done before I did some other comics, but I will be doing more of these.
* Thanks for your patience, the website is nearly fixed *
(If anyone can help with the comic home pages problem, I’d really appreciate it!)