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.
Part of the Following Group
|A truly classic arcade game brought to life superbly||ZX Spectrum||Martin Smith (63054)|
|A little different to the coin-op, but just as much fun!||Commodore 64||pottyboy (67)|
The Press Says
|Retro Spirit Games||Arcade||Mar 07, 2013||100|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||May, 1986||9.25 out of 10||92|
|Happy Computer||Amstrad CPC||1986||91 out of 100||91|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||May, 1986||9 out of 10||90|
|Total! (Germany)||Game Boy||May, 1996||2.25 out of 6||75|
|Power Play||Amiga||Oct, 1988||74 out of 100||74|
|Pocket Gamer UK||J2ME||May 07, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||55 out of 100||55|
|Your Commodore||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Oct, 1986||3 out of 10||30|
|Commodore User||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Aug, 1986||3 out of 10||30|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|What does the burning bomb fuse mean?||2||lilalurl (778)
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)