DescriptionIn Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round and go onto the next one. This sounds easy, right? Wrong! Making Jack's task difficult are numerous enemies such as birds, mummies, turtles, and orbs.
In each round, collecting a number of bombs results in a bonus coin appearing, and collecting this coin will make the player's score increase 2 to 4 times. More often than not, the "power ball" appears, and when you collect this, you can defeat enemies and have more time to collect all the bombs. There is also the "E" coin, which gives Jack one additional life, but rarely does this coin appear.
The more you progress through the game, the more difficult it becomes, as enemies travel more quickly to get you.
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- "Arcade Archives: Bomb Jack" -- PlayStation 4 title
Part of the Following Groups
|A truly classic arcade game brought to life superbly||ZX Spectrum||Martin Smith (62902)|
|A little different to the coin-op, but just as much fun!||Commodore 64||pottyboy (67)|
|N-Force||Game Boy||Jan, 1993||83 out of 100||83|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Amstrad CPC||Feb 02, 2012||14 out of 20||70|
|Tilt||Amstrad CPC||Jul, 1986||67|
|Pocket Gamer UK||J2ME||May 07, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Sep, 1988||6 out of 10||60|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jun, 1986||47 out of 100||47|
|Zzap!||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Aug, 1987||43 out of 100||43|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Aug, 1990||40 out of 100||40|
|Computer Gamer||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Sep, 1986||6 out of 20||30|
|Commodore User||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Aug, 1986||3 out of 10||30|
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|What does the burning bomb fuse mean?||2||lilalurl (726)
Nov 30, 2010
1001 Video GamesBomb Jack appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Background graphicsThe two sides of the original tape for the C16 version had different background graphics
MusicThe A BGM of the original arcade game is in fact a cover of the theme song of the animated TV series Spoon obasan (Mrs. Pepperpot), sung by Mari Iijima.
- Computer Gamer
- February 1986 (issue #17) - Included in the list Spectrum Collection (the best Spectrum ZX games since 1985 by editorial staff choice)
- Happy Computer
- Issue 04/1987 - #20 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)