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Tarzan: Untamed is a video game sequel to Disney's 1999 animated film Tarzan. It was released on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube in November 2001 by Ubisoft. It had Tony Goldwyn and Nigel Hawthorne reprise their voice over roles from the film.

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  • Action Command: This is how the boss fights play out.
  • Animals Not to Scale: The crocodile is abnormally large.
  • Bald of Evil: Mr. Wolf does not have any scalp hair, or even eyebrows for that matter.
  • Big Bad: Oswald Gardner, who has captured Tarzan's family with the intention of selling them back in London and has now decided to capture Tarzan and Jane and display them as creatures to study back in London.
  • The Brute: Mr. Wolf, the strongest of Oswald's men. He serves as the first boss.
  • Button Mashing: All three of the bosses require this to defeat, which can be difficult without the use of a turbo controller.
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  • Canon Foreigner: Oswald Gardner originated from this game.
  • Demonization: Oswald's video reels try to make Tarzan look life a savage.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Mr. Wolf is more interested in collecting ivory than anything else.
  • Elephant Graveyard: One of the main plot points has Tantor believe he is going to die and heads off to an elephant graveyard accompanied by Jane. Meanwhile, the game's villain, Oswald Gardner, tracks down Tantor and uses Jane as ransom for the ivory laying about. In fact, the elephant graveyard is the location of the final boss battle. And as it turns out, Tantor only had a splinter.
  • Evil Brit: Oswald Gardner.
  • Evil Old Folks: Oswald has grey hair and appears to be at least in his late middle ages.
  • High-Class Glass: Oswald has a monocle over his left eye.
  • Immediate Sequel: The game takes place immediately after the film ends.
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  • Jungle Japes: The majority of the game has these kinds of levels.
  • Manipulative Editing: Oswald's film reels are edited to try and make Tarzan seem like a dumb, savage creature.
  • Market-Based Title: In Japan and Europe, the game is called Tarzan: Freeride.
  • Mooks: Oswald's lesser henchmen serve this role.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: One serves as the second boss.
  • No Name Given: Oswald's cameraman.
  • Power-Up Food: Tarzan can eat bananas to gain health.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Oswald Gardner tries to get his henchman Mr. Wolf to stop from killing Tarzan because "he must be reserved for study".
  • Spiritual Successor: To Donkey Kong Country.
  • Uncertain Doom: Oswald and his crew are last seen being caught in a rush of collapsing elephant bones. It's unknown if they survived or were crushed to death.
  • Whip It Good: Oswald carries a whip.
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