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Bombuzal

Bombuzal Amiga Title screen.

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SNES
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Amiga
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4.2
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Description

Little Bombuzal has to blow up bombs on little islands in this puzzle game. In order to advance to the next level, all bombs need to detonate. There are various sizes of bombs. Bigger ones have such a huge blast radius that Bombuzal cannot trigger them directly - instead, he has to explode smaller bombs first and cause a chain reaction. So as one might imagine, later levels turn into loud blastfests that need to be carefully planned.

Besides, later levels introduce all kinds of additional hazards and gimmicks, like ice floors, movable bombs, disappearing ground tiles, and much more. Nobody said being a pyromaniac is easy.

Screenshots

Bombuzal SNES Ready for level 1. Here is your password.
Bombuzal Atari ST Ice and bombs. Not the best of combinations
Bombuzal SNES Title screen (US version)
Bombuzal DOS High scores

Alternate Titles

  • "Ka-blooey" -- US SNES title

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The Press Says

WIZ Amiga Nov, 1991 94 out of 100 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 919 out of 1000 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 SNES Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Atari ST 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

Covermount release

The game was given away free with the first issue of Amiga Power magazine in 1991. That magazine became one of the most respected and successful UK games publications ever.

Development

The game featured 250 levels, and many of these were designed by guests including Andrew Braybrook and Geoff Crammond. Jeff Minter designed a level - when the bombs exploded it left behind a llama and a small pile of dung. Gary Liddon and Gary Penn created a giant ZZAP for one level.

Considering that Tony Crowther and Ross Goodley were involved in the development, that's a lot of talent involved.

Launch title

Bombuzal was a launch title for the SNES.

Information also contributed by Andrew Fisher and Graeme Boxall

Related Web Sites

  • Bombzuka (A Windows remake of Bombuzal made for the 2006 Retro Remakes Competition.)
Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Xoleras (66248), Martin Smith (63168) and LepricahnsGold (74351)