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Let's Go Jungle!: Lost on the Island of Spice is a first-person rail-shooter game, in which players are required to mow down Big Creepy-Crawlies with a real-world light gun. At some points of the game, the player must perform quick time events to avoid taking damage.

An environmental organization called "Green Leaves" came to the island after it was devastated by war and attempted to restore the local ecosystem to it's original state. However, the chemical worked a little too well and caused the local wildlife to grow both in size and aggression.

Enter Ben and Norah, a floundering couple on a vacation to restore their relationship. Sure enough, a series of mutated and deadly wild bugs attack their tour, killing their tour-guides and leaving them to fend for themselves. Their only chance of escape is a helicopter on the other side of the island.

Later gained a direct sequel called Let's Go Island, now set on a tropical island.

See also Monster Eye, another arcade shooter game with a similar premise where a vacationing couple runs amok of giant monsters.

This game provides examples of:

  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    • To damage bosses, players are required to shoot multiple targets on their body within a time limit. Failing to do so results in the players taking a lot of damage.
    • You can deal additional damage to the giant tarantula in the second fight by shooting off the mushrooms on its back. They will regrow and you don't have to reaload, so you can end the fight a little faster than if you just shoot the targets.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: You fight against a Giant Spider, Giant Frog, Giant Mantis, Giant Man-Eating Plant, and a giant butterfly.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: All the enemies (save for the piranha, frogs and Man-Eating Plant) are this.
  • Blow You Away: The giant butterfly flaps its wings hard as a Desperation Attack, blowing off Ben and Norah from the helicopter. Cue the final Press X to Not Die Sequence.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Your rapid-fire rifles will NEVER run out of ammo. A good thing, because you'll be swarmed with lots of Big Creepy Crawlies.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At the end of the third stage, the little boy gives you his charm, which supposedly wards off the Big Creepy-Crawlies. Guess what you're going to have to use to kill off the Final Boss, a giant butterfly?
  • Co-Op Multiplayer: Given that the protagonists are in a relationship, the game relies on (and even scores you on) 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 both perform well to succeed. 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.
  • 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.
  • Downer Ending: If you fail the Press X to Not Die sequence at the end, Ben and Norah break up and their helicopter pilot becomes infected with the same mushroom that made the wildlife aggressive.
  • Giant Spider: Pretty much what you'll be fighting about 50% of the time, both as the most recurring foe and as a Recurring Boss.
  • Golden Ending: Ben and Nora's relationship is saved, and the couple escape the island, if you kill the final boss.
  • Golden Snitch: Getting the good ending for the game all boils down to whether you manage to succeed in the final Press X to Not Die timed sequence.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The Nature Conservation group, Green Leaves, brought in chemicals to help the flora and fauna of the island grow back after it was devastated by war. It brought them back, but as giant mutants.
  • Hate Sink: In the Special edition, the guide with the Mexican hat. He is annoying, not very brave and accidentally creates the Man-Eating Plant that is the final boss in this version. Even worse, after the adventure is over and Ben and Norah have risked their lives several times over, the guide charges them a lot of extra money. You have to punch him if you want to save your relationship and get the Golden Ending.
  • Killer Rabbit: You've been fighting a Giant Spider, a giant frog (or giant mantis), and a Giant Man-Eating Plant, all of which are predators in real life. The Final Boss, however, is a giant butterfly.
  • Island of Mystery : The Island Of Spice itself.
  • Last Chance Hit Point: Failing a quick-time event decreases your life level, but because QTE sequences must continue regardless of whether or not you succeed, any failure of a QTE that would have dropped your life bar to zero instead pegs it to only one percent, leaving you one blow away from a game over.
  • Life Meter: How health is measured. Can sometimes feel pointless when successful boss attacks can deplete more than half of both players' health.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: The fate of the giant bullfrog boss when you defeat it? It explodes into a disgusting green goo all over Ben and Norah.
  • Man-Eating Plant: The true boss of Stage 3. It's also That One Boss.
  • Morton's Fork: Every QTE sequence must continue uninterrupted regardless of whether you succeed or fail at each prompted action. Your health gets pegged to one percent if you do very badly so as to run out of life during one.
  • Piranha Problem: The River cruise stage has swarms of piranha fish that leap out of the water and try to attack the player.
  • Press X to Not Die: Three kinds:
  • 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 and swarms of butterflies. It can cut you with its wings unless you hit several targets in little time, and will definitely blow you off the damn helicopter, giving you only one chance to kill it afterwards!
  • Recurring Boss: The oversized tarantula that attacks Ben and Norah at the start of the game attacks them again, two stages later.
  • Shoot the Fuel Tank: How you're required to defeat the giant frog and the Man-Eating Plant.
  • Shout-Out: The Man-Eating Plant boss is based off a triffid, what with the Combat Tentacles and yellow flower.
  • Slaying Mantis: The boss of the Temple stage is a gigantic mantis.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: The giant spider survives being shot repeatedly at point blank range, only to return in the final stage stronger than ever.
  • 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 and swarm-based enemies attack.