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Jumpman (Atari 8-bit)

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Description

Jumpman is a bomb disposal expert. He is called on to save the Jupiter headquarters after the evil Alienators invade it and booby-trap its 30 levels.

In this early platform game, the titular hero must find his way around each screen, collecting every bomb. There are platforms and ladders to use, and a jet booster to propel you up the screen. However there are also enemies to avoid, and Jumpman must be careful not to fall too far.

Screenshots

Jumpman Atari 8-bit Title screen
Jumpman Atari 8-bit I completed the first level.
Jumpman Atari 8-bit Level 5. Beware the bats.
Jumpman Atari 8-bit Loading screen

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Source code

Sometimes the developers forget to format their floppies before building a production master. Here's a tidbit of source code found on the original program disk:
CSEG    SEGMENT
        ASSUME  CS:CSEG,DS:CSEG,ES:CSEG
        INCLUDE J:JUMPTBLE.ASM
        ORG     9300H
LEVEL_NUM       DB      '05'
SCREEN_DRW      DW      SCR_TABLE
TARGET_LIST     DW      TAR_LIST
JUMPMAN_AREA    DW      JMA
JMC1            DW      FJM1
JMC2            DW      FJM2
NUM_TARGETS     DB      14
NUM_BULLETS     DB      0
BONUS_VALUE     DB      '15'
PRE_PLAY:       JMP     INITS
PLAY:           JMP     STARTS
POST_PLAY:      JMP     DONES
PLAYER_LIST     DW      PLAYERS
START_POS       DW      152,94
BULLET_LIST     DW      0
SCR_TABLE:
        DW 128,12,1,136,10,2,152,8,2,168,10,2,184,12,1,8,32,3,56,32,5
        DW      96,34,1,104,36,1,112,38,1,120,40,1,128,42,1,136,44,1,144,46,1
        DW      152,48,2,168,46,1,176,44,1,184,42,1,192,40,1,200,38,1,208,36,1
        DW      216,34,1,224,32,5,288,32,3,8,64,3,32,66,1,40,68,1,48,70,1
        DW      56,72,6,136,72,6,216,72,6,264,70,1,272,68,1,280,66,1,288,64,3
        DW      24,104,10,136,104,6,216,104,10,16,136,9,120,136,10,232,136,9
        DW      8,176,8,104,176,2,120,174,1,128,172,1,136,170,1,144,168,4
        DW      176,170,1,184,172,1,192,174,1,200,176,2,248,176,8,0FFFFH
        DW      72,24,10,232,24,10,32,96,10,152,96,9,272,96,10,0FFFFH
        DW      0FFFFH,8,28,3,308,28,3,0FFFFH


Related Web Sites

  • Jumpman (Site shows Jumpman across different platforms, with a timeline. Screenshots of different versions are placed together for comparison.)
  • The Epyx shrine (Read interviews about Jumpman with Randy Glover & Jake Richter, learn all about different Jumpman versions, join the Jumpman Hiscore competition and find a complete 30 level strategy guide to master the game!)
  • The Epyx Shrine (Read interviews about Jumpman with Randy Glover & Jake Richter, learn about all different Jumpman versions, join the Jumpman Hiscore competition and find a complete 30 level strategy guide to master the game!)
  • The Jumpman Lounge (Find information and files related to all of the Jumpman games.)
  • The jumpman project (Project to port the bootable IBM PC game to a DOS program. )
  • The Jumpman Story (Coalition to save Jumpman)
Kabushi (121564) added Jumpman (Atari 8-bit) on Jun 26, 2006
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