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Bomb Jack (Commodore 64)

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In 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.


Bomb Jack Commodore 64 Round 12
Bomb Jack Commodore 64 Round 9
Bomb Jack Commodore 64 Get the "B" coin, Jack
Bomb Jack Commodore 64 Round 1

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A little different to the coin-op, but just as much fun! pottyboy (67) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1986 9.25 out of 10 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9 out of 12 75


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1001 Video Games

Bomb Jack appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Background graphics

The two sides of the original tape for the C16 version had different background graphics


The 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)

*Katakis* (37841) added Bomb Jack (Commodore 64) on Jul 06, 2003
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