Let's Go Jungle!: Lost on the Island of Spice is a rail-shooter, in which Big Creepy Crawlies attack from the front and players are required to shoot them with a gun. At some points of the game, the player must perform special tasks such as moving the gun in a certain direction, tapping buttons quickly, or tapping the buttons at the right time.Ben and Norah, whose relationship is floundering, tour an island in Asia. However, they find that mutant giant animals are wreaking havoc, and they are desperate to escape.In the course of their adventure, Ben and Norah learn the story behind the island. According to a local boy of the island and a helicopter pilot, an environmental NGO called "Green Leaves" came to the island after it was devastated by war. Following the motto of "bring back the green", scientists of Green Leaves discovered a species of mushroom that possessed extraordinary biological regenerative properties. The scientists extracted and refined the mushrooms' essence, creating a powerful chemical extract that could accelerate biological growth. In cooperation with the island's natives, Green Leaves used the chemical extract to restore the island's fauna and flora within five years. However, it was later discovered that the extract's properties were too powerful, resulting in giant-sized animals, insects, and plants that have the capacity to harm humans. Green Leaves and many of the island's natives evacuated the island when events grew uncontrollable, although a number of natives decided to remain behind.Gained a sequel called Lets Go Island set on an island whose wildlife has gone crazy. You play as a vacationing woman named Beth and her bumbling tour guide Zack as they get roped into combating them while having to deal with pirates who are only interested in getting treasure.
This game provides examples of:
Attack Its Weak Point: In order to damage the bosses effectively, you will need to shoot multiple targets on their body in a limited time. Failing to do so results in a lot of damage.
Co-Op Multiplayer: Given that Ben and Norah, the two protagonists, are in a relationship, the game relies on (and, in fact, scores you) how well you and your friend work together, giving bonuses for shooting something about to attack the other player or both shooting the same target. Naturally, the Press X to Not Die sequences are built to destroy your friendship, as both players must perform well to succeed in them. You will receive a percentage after every stage and at your game's end on how well you worked together; the highest scores DEMAND perfection and synchronized cooperation.
Note: A similar coop scoring system was seen in an earlier rail shooter from Sega, The Lost World.
Crosshair Aware: For bosses, a ringed target will appear on the part that you have to shoot before the timer runs out. Destroying all the targets will cause the boss to flinch (and skip its attack), while taking too long will result in the players getting damaged.
Deadly Upgrade: The next time you see the Tarantula boss, it has a lot of glowing fungi growing from it.
Smashing Survival: The first kind is a button-mashing sequence where both players need to fill up a bar before time runs out.
The second kind shows two arrows on the screen (one for each player), and each player has to point their gun in their direction given before time runs out. Usually, the direction given is the same for both players, but not always.
The third (and most difficult) kind looks similar to a mechanical clock, with two arrow hands that spin into a lit-up area. You need to press the start button when the arrows go into the area, otherwise you fail.
Pretty Butterflies: The Final Boss, of all things. But don't let that fool you, it will put the hurt on you with its ludicrous amount of hp, swarms of butterflies, cut you with its wings, and blow you off the damn helicopter!
Super Persistent Predator: Jeez, that giant spider really doesn't know when to stop. For goodness' sake, it attacks you as the first boss, the third Mini-Boss, and right before the third boss.
And in the sequel, we have that huge octopus.
Trick Boss: After reaching the end of the third level, your attacked again by a weakened, mushroom-infested Tarantula that jumps at you. After killing it it lands on the patch of plants... and the toxin spray from its corpse turn the plants into the real boss.
Zerg Rush: How the regular spider Mooks attack you. And of course, the swarm-based enemies!