To anyone who knows more about video game history/video game development than I do: can you help me figure out a mystery that’s been bugging me for a while? 

I had this really crappy Tarzan game growing up. Here are some pictures:

It came out on Gamecube and PS2, and was released in 2001.

When I played Deep Jungle, I was surprised at how… familiar it felt. 

It’s obviously not the same (if I remember right, Kingdom Hearts handles a lot more satisfyingly, the combat is a lot less stiff in KH, and it doesn’t have half as many crappy minigames to add padding), but it feels… suspiciously similar.

Do y’all know if the Tarzan game actually came first, or was it shovelware using the engine from KH and some prettier assets to make a quick buck while they still had all the stuff on hand?


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“Terrified! I was terrified! Suddenly, I was swinging, on a vine, in the air! Swinging, in the air! I was in the air! And then, I was all surrounded! And, daddy! They took my boot! And I was SAVED. I was saved by a flying, wild man in a loincloth. ”