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Description

Jumpin' Jackson is a top-down puzzle game. Jackson hops around a game board, picking up records (anyone remember vinyl?) and putting them down on record players. Each record carries one instrument's part of a tune, and as the records are put down, the tune builds up. Once all the records are spinning, the tune and level are completed.

Blocking your way are a variety of violent musical instruments - violins, trumpets, bass drums.

Screenshots

Jumpin' Jackson Amiga Found extra record storage.
Jumpin' Jackson Atari ST Cassette tapes stop enemies.
Jumpin' Jackson Amiga Fifth level.
Jumpin' Jackson Atari ST Another weird level.

Alternate Titles

  • "Jumping Jackson" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1990 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1990 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST May, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1990 56 out of 100 56

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Trivia

Music

The title of the game and its title screen music is, of course, a slightly modified version of no other than the song Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Dexterity Game in 1990

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