KONGS OF THE JUNGLE
Jungle Beat’s most entertaining boss fights are the four battles against rival apes. They play like a simplified Punch-Out: your opponents have a variety of tells to read as you clap to dodge blows and counter with right or left hooks. Occasionally, you’re given a small window to interrupt attacks, though your foes will also feign advances, winding up punches they never release, potentially leaving you open should your response fail to connect. Each brawl is dramatically staged, from a fight in torrential rain to another atop a meteor, while the soundtrack’s driving rhythms are augmented by the percussive thuds of each hit you land.