If Karen Gillan’s Jumanji was a beat-em-up videogame, it might look like this

The jungle-running reboot gets a new 90s videogame makeover

Castpixel's Jumanji art

Karen Gillan-starring Jumanji sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle gives a bit of an update to the original’s board-game format, reinventing the devilish tabletop action with a 90s-style video game that sucks in our heroes and forces them to fight to survive.


The end result is a fun, popcorn movie with great performances from Gillan and co-stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart – but it clearly wasn’t nearly authentic enough for one fan, who’s created some brilliant retro art to recreate Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as exactly the sort of side-scrolling 90s beat-em-up that the film is riffing on.

The next move is clear – Sony has to get its act together, develop this game for real and have it ready in time for the Blu-ray release. We’ll accept nothing less.


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is in cinemas now