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Bombuzal (Commodore 64)

Bombuzal Commodore 64 Loading screen (tape version)

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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 Commodore 64 Oops, trapped myself on the second puzzle
Bombuzal Commodore 64 Quick, make a decision before that timer runs out!
Bombuzal Commodore 64 Some bombs exploding in 2D mode
Bombuzal Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Ka-blooey" -- US SNES title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 919 out of 1000 92
Power Play Jan, 1989 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.)
Martin Smith (63155) added Bombuzal (Commodore 64) on Jun 12, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Xoleras (66242), Martin Smith (63155) and LepricahnsGold (75586)