The Jungle Book Groove Party - PS2

Also known as: Jungle Book: El Libro de la Selva', 'Walt Disney?s The Jungle Book Rhythm N?Groove

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Also for: PC, PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Practical: Music
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Ubisoft Soft. Co.: Disney
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB/GB)
Disney Interactive (GB)
Released: 29 Jul 2005 (GB)
13 Apr 2001 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+, 3+


It’s time to have a party, a Jungle Book Groove Party. If you are fan of the popular Disney film, and let’s face it, it’s nigh on impossible to resist the Jungle Book’s timeless charms, this game will appeal to you. This is a dancing game that closely follows the plot of the film. The idea is simple; different direction arrows scroll down the screen and when they reach the bottom, you must press the corresponding direction on the controller or step on the mat.

Mowgli, the star of the film and game, is a young Indian boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle. By his 10th birthday, the animals decide to return Mowgli to the man-village to protect him from Shere Khan and Bagheera, the ‘sssssnake’ and tiger intent on causing harm to our hero.

What makes this title cool for all ages is the music and the how you play the game. The tunes are classics and the game even features a karaoke style sing-a-long bar. As mentioned, earlier you can play Groove Party with a dancing mat. You actually have to dance along in time to the music, playing the game with your feet.

The PlayStation 2 version of Jungle Book is easily the most graphically impressive version of all. The cut-scenes move the story along nicely and the camera swings about when the characters are dancing away. Included on the DVD is a bonus music video of Lou Bega’s version of ‘I Wanna Be Like You.’

This is a fun game in the truest sense of the word and you’ll find yourself playing it time and time again. You might not even realise that you’re exercising. You’ll be fighting fit before you know it.