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Bug Bomber (DOS)

Bug Bomber DOS Title screen (VGA)

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Description

A computer’s mazelike circuitry is infected with bugs, and you have been sent in to destroy them. You are armed with bombs, mines, blockades, and various types of hatchlings, which when released will track the bugs and hopefully stop them.

The basic gameplay is inspired by Dynablaster, but it differs because there is more than one way to kill the foes off. Depending on which way you push the joystick as you press fire, you will either release a quick-exploding bomb, a proximity mine, or a hatchling. Collecting ‘EN’ symbols will restore your energy, and ‘IQ’ symbols increase the ability of your hatchlings to track and hit your foes. Be careful when placing blocks; it is possible to shut yourself in.

The single-player game gives you three lives, plus another when you complete each of the 50 levels. The multi-player game can be played in 2 different ways – co-operative (work together to clear the computer of bugs) or competitive (Dynablaster-style free-for-all destruction).

Screenshots

Bug Bomber DOS Start menu (VGA)
Bug Bomber DOS The first level begins. (EGA)
Bug Bomber DOS Laying a bomb (VGA)
Bug Bomber DOS Level completion (VGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Bugbomber" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Nov, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Joker Oct, 1992 56 out of 100 56

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Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #83 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #38 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

Kabushi (165375) added Bug Bomber (DOS) on Jan 03, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Riemann80 (18377) and Martin Smith (62888)