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King of the Apes stars in a Below-Average Game
on July 11, 2002
On my original Playstation, I have several Disney Interactive titles, and all of them turned out to be fairly simple and easy to beat, which I found as a big setback after just buying them! I had Tarzan and it was some-what entertaining, and when I saw this one for the Playstation 2, my first thought was, "Gee, it's probably bigger and better now that it's on PS2!" Well, Tarzan's world in this game is slightly bigger, but overall, it is mostly for smaller kids, 8-11, and the Disney Interactive touch of non-hard video games is still in action with Tarzan: Untamed as it's specimin to prove it.
This time around, the plot is based more around the Tarzan books but uses the Disney movie characters for the playing, like it's brother on PS1. Gameplay is simple and you follow an "invisible" track that always either guides you along or behind, never able to explore the jungle past your "King of the Apes Boundry Fence."
Also, with a unique twist, you can river surf, bungee jump, water ski, vine surf and do various tricks on all of them. I don't like how in today's world, all of those sports just have to have tricks to go along with them. Why not just do these sports and enjoy the ride? Still, it was rather enjoyable to do moves such as reverse sking and hand-sliding.
There are also two modes of gameplay: Story Mode, which is like your typical platformer, and Terk's Challenges, (Terk is a character from the Disney movie Tarzan, for those of you who don't know.) In Terk's Mode, you do Time Attacks, Trick Score Challenges, and Terk's Super Challenge which combines the two, on every level. Most of it was pretty easy, but sometimes the Super Challenges were pretty tough to do.
Anyway, this game is a true Disney Interactive game, with simple gameplay, various perks and still aims for younger Disney Movie fans and "Just-Starting-Out" video game players.
Still, somtimes it's just fun to untame the beast within, and play for old-time's sake as the King of the Apes, Tarzan.