Hugo III: Jungle of Doom!

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US cover art.

Hugo III: Jungle of Doom! is an adventure puzzle game developed and published by David Gray and released for MS-DOS in 1992 and later ported to Windows. It is the third game in the Hugo series, released after Hugo II: Whodunit?.

I played this game right shortly after playing Hugo II: Whodunit?, most likely from the same shareware package as the second game. I certainly appreciated the improved artwork, but found the game to be just as dated at the previous titles in the trilogy. I got a little over half-way through the game in my first attempts, but finally hunkered down to play it in earnest and beat it on 2018-06-25.

Status

I do not own the game, but I have beaten it with a full score.

Review

  • Overall: 2/10
  • Best Version: DOS

Review

Good

Bad

  • The game's music and sound effects are very dated and not that great even for the 80s.
  • A lot of the scenery that should be animated is not.
  • The game doesn't seem to know it's set in South America; there are African elephants, hyenas, and Zulu shields.
  • The game does have a few guess-the-verb style problems especially on the bridge and the crystal ball.
  • The book is stupidly hidden.

Ugly

  • The game is far too short for an adventure game that costs money. It's even shorter than the first Hugo game!

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