[[caption-width-right:320:The face of our heroine.]]
''Jill of the Jungle'', released in 1992, was one of [[Creator/EpicGames Epic Megagames]]' early games for MS-DOS. A side-scrolling platformer, the game consisted of three episodes: "Jill of the Jungle" (shareware), "Jill Goes Underground" and "Jill Saves the Prince" (Registered version only). The game's tagline was "No more 'save the princess' games!". The game had VGA graphics and Soundblaster support for effects and FM synthesis music. While nearly forgotten today, the success of the game gave Epic Megagames the money to develop the VideoGame/{{Unreal}} engine that would become the basis of so many modern video games. A sequel was planned, but Epic Megagames didn't like the overall quality of the sequel and scrapped in favor of ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit''. It was however rescued by Six Pound Sledge Studios and released in the form a {{spiritual successor}} as ''VideoGame/VinylGoddessFromMars''.

!! '''Tropes present in this game:'''
* ActionGirl: One of the first in PC Gaming to be based on an original license, rather than come from a console-to-PC port, such as how Lara Croft of ''Franchise/TombRaider'' fame would do four years after Jill's release by leaping from UsefulNotes/PlayStation to home computers.
* CompilationRerelease: In 1993, a compilation of all three episodes were released as ''Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy''.
* HubLevel: Side-scrolling in the first episode, an overhead map in episode 3.
* JunglePrincess: Jill is one.
* PaletteSwap: Jill's skimpy clothes have a different color in each episode, but are otherwise identical.
* PinballSpinoff: The "Jungle Girl" table in ''VideoGame/EpicPinball''. Could arguably be seen instead as just a ShoutOut or a kind of [[TheCameo cameo]] rather than a full spinoff.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Jill's throwing knives (almost) always return to her, even flying around walls and rocks to do so. Her shuriken usually do as well, but since they are unlimited, it's a bit less problematic when they don't.
* SmallNameBigEgo: The developers at the time, given the Take Thats included in the shareware game.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: [[BareYourMidriff Moreso]] on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Jill_of_the_Jungle-cover_art.jpg the box art]].
* SuperDrowningSkills: Played straight and averted in an odd way. First off, touching the surface of water kills Jill instantly. Waterfalls don't. However, it's averted due to the bizarre programming: it's possible for Jill to go underwater by falling through a waterfall and going underwater, provided she doesn't touch the tile that represents the ''surface'' of the water.
* TakeThat: The shareware edition of Episode 1 has quite a few phrased as news bulletins aimed at a number of other contemporary games, such as ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'', ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'', ''VideoGame/PacMan'' and ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. The registered version, however, lacks these amusing barbs.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Trying to leave the final level without rescuing the prince results in the game screaming at you to go back and do it right.
--> "No, no, no, no, no, no, no! How about saving the prince before you leave? Like, is this game titled "Jill leaves Level 14 without saving the prince," or what??!?"