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Since I was a kid I've always wondered why 2 frames of the cover of the game (the 1st and the 3rd ones) aren't as shown in the actual game:

Cover of Image

For example, I can swear that is no way there was a spring snake on any of the elephants like it shown at the first picture (trust me, I've looked everywhere).

Is it because I'm playing a different/censored version? I bought my cartridge at Germany, so its probably the Europe version, I'm saying this because there might be an extra/censored content like it was on the japanese version of Street of Rage (Bare knuckles).

  • Likely because whatever department/group is responsible for the box was given screenshots while the game was in the final stages of development - where the game was 'done' but some parts may be altered due to feedback from testers. Many games remain in development until the minute it is sent to the publishers - there is no room to wait for the final version before obtaining screenshots for the back. – Trent Hawkins Apr 16 '16 at 11:27
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Yes, they exist in the game. But not in the version of the game you own.

The Jungle Book game is an interesting case of some weird things going on. The game was released for NES, SNES, Genesis/Mega Drive, DOS, Windows, Game Gear and Gameboy and while all versions follow the same story, not all versions are actually the same. In fact, the NES and "mobile" ones are limited due to the nature of those consoles, and the SNES one wasn't even created by the same company.

To see some of the major differences, here's a playthrough for each of the versions of the game.

You can see all of the game versions vary and sometimes to an extreme degree. But notice the call out on the Game Gear one. The time in the video I linked to in that playthrough is the same screenshot as seen here.

Blown up screenshot of the elephant scene from the back of the box

You'll also notice that between some of the screenshots on the back of the box, the UI is different. This is because they are coming from different versions of the game.

So, in short, yes, the screenshots exist in some form in one of the versions of the game you own. But it is not the version in the box. It looks like the box art team did a bit of mix and match for the source of the screenshots which happens from time to time. But usually the versions of the game aren't as drastically different as they are in this case. This just happens to be a special game.

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