"Titled as "Shareware" like many Epic Megagames classics, Jill of the Jungle is one of my favorite platform games I used to play when I was little.
In the great time people used to order their games through company's BBS or via ordinary mail, what made this game one of my favorite beside the nice game-controls and neat levels was actually the background music. It added greatly to the game feeling and enhanced the game play. Back then, game music consisted of PC Speaker sounds coming out of SoundBlaster speakers in high volume. Indeed a refreshing change.
One more nifty feature is the weapons: in the first level, for example, you have a special sword that you throw at your enemies and comes back to you like a boomerang. Nice change from routine guns and bullets."
"On the positive side, the Jill series has made some innovations in music and graphics, as well as having a female for the role of the hero. Even if she is mainly just a big piece of eye-candy for basement-dwelling males, the fairer sex can enjoy the role-reversal this game provides, while listening to the compositions of the talented keyboardist Dan Froleich. It’s a pity that Epic never released a program the player could use to create custom levels, and perhaps even a second character so two people could play at the same time, either competing or cooperating."
"The music, on the other hand, was really quite something in its day, and is still entertaining to listen to while trekking through the levels. The array of music and sound effects changes and updates a little with each episode, with the later episodes having what are in my opinion some catchier tunes, so that's a nice touch."
"If you find someone who has played this game, one thing that will stand out is its music. The music will fit the mood whether you are heading to a planet for payment or whether you are fighting for your life against enemy robot ships. I put a considerable amount of time conserving engine energy by not using the hyperdrive and simply getting to the nearby solar system by use of the good ol’ fashion thruster engines. I heard a lot of the music and I never seemed to have been bored with it."