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Bomb Jack - Arcade

Publisher:Tehkan  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Tehkan Ltd.  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1984              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Platform              MAME:bombjack
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:
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Also on: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Nintendo Game Boy, Sega SG-1000, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Series: Vs. Mighty Bomb Jack


In game image of Bomb Jack on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Bomb Jack on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Bomb Jack.
Artwork for Bomb Jack.
Game Over Screen for Bomb Jack.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Bomb Jack.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Bomb Jack.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Bomb Jack.
Arcade Control Panel for Bomb Jack.
Control Panel
Advert for Bomb Jack on the Arcade.
Game map for Bomb Jack on the Arcade.
(Sinclair ZX Spectrum Version)

A Superbly playable and addictive platform game, with gameplay that gives more than a passing nod to Namco's seminal "Pac-Man".

The object of the game is to collect all of the bombs on each level, before progressing to the next. Extra point bonuses are awarded for collecting bombs with their fuses lit. Only one bomb at a time has a lit fuse, and collecting twenty or more of these lit bombs on any given level will earn the player a points bonus (see TIPS AND TRICKS for details). Bomb Jack is pursued around each level by a variety of constantly spawning, mechanical enemies. When Bomb Jack gets killed, he drops to the nearest platform, always landing on his head.

The 5 different background pictures that feature in the game are : the Sphinx in Egypt, the Akropolis in Greece, Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, skyscrapers and a cityscape by night. While the 5 backgrounds themselves are repeated as the player progresses, the platform layouts for each level are completely different. At least until level 18, after which the levels repeat themselves.

A powerball appears at semi-regular intervals and moves diagonally around the screen. If the player manages to grab this, all of the level's monsters are frozen for several seconds and can then be killed by having Bomb Jack fly into them (similar to the 'Powerpill' feature in "Pac-Man"). Collecting the Bonus 'B' symbols will increase the amount of points awarded for collecting bombs with their fuses lit. Picking up an 'Extra' symbol awards the player with an additional life, while catching the 'Special' symbol will give the player an extra credit.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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