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Mighty Bombjack

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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1.6
DOS
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3.1
Wii
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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 3.0
Atari ST 3 1.6
Commodore 64 Awaiting 1 votes...
DOS 2 3.1
NES 7 2.3
Nintendo 3DS Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii U Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 13 2.3


The Press Says

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74
AmigaAmiga Action
First came the coin-up, then the 8-bit version and now the 16-bit Bombjack has made an appearance. It follows the arcade machine closely but unfortunately the gameplay now seems a little dated. The controls are frustrating at first - it takes sometime to get the hang of them. Sound and graphics on the other hand are certainly an improvement and quite pleasing. Unless you are a big fan of the earlier versions then I recommend that you try this one before you hand over your money.
70
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
While the game itself is actually quite easy, at least compared to other titles of the same vintage, it does feature one infamously cruel design feature. Should you play well enough, amassing more than nine coins or 99 seconds on the timer, you're taken to the Torture Room. If you don't perform a sequence of jumps within a time limit you lose a life. If you do complete the challenge, you still lose all your coins, the clock resets to 60 seconds and you have to start the level again. Boo-yah!
70
NESAll Game Guide
Overall, Mighty Bomb Jack makes up for lackluster graphics and sound by implementing creative mechanics into a very challenging action adventure.
60
NESVideo Game Den
But is the game any good ? Well, it can be quite fun to control Jack and to master his unique jumping abilities, and the "secret" aspect of the game is quite innovative and adds a lot of replay value. However, this is where the wheels beging to come off, and Mighty Bomb Jack becomes quickly repetitive and monotonous, and most of the game's features and enemies are introduced in the first couple of levels. In truth, you just end up jumping around for hours (if you are patient enough), and because the rooms all look alike, it is fairly hard to orient yourself... all in all Mighty Bomb Jack is a decent (yet somehow furstrating) platform game which doesn't live up to its full potential.
59
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Bombjack's back for his third home computer outing, and we're sad to report that it doesn't quite cut the mustard. We suspect that there's a jolly game in there somewhere, but it's lumbered with an unwieldy control method, awful and unexciting sound. Only BJ addicts need apply.
41
AmigaAmiga Joker
Dabei wäre Mighty Bomb Jack technisch ganz in Ordnung: Die Hintergründe sind leidlich ansprechend, die Animationen putzig, und das Scrolling geht auch halbwegs ruckfrei vonstatten. Zwar sind die Akteure allesamt winzig ausgefallen, dafür ist die musikalische Begleitung unaufdringlich und hübsch. Jack läßt sich mit dem Joystick sicher und genau steuern, per Keyboard ist er etwas schwerfälliger unterwegs. Alles schön und gut, bloß von Bombenspaß kann halt keine Rede sein — bombig ist hier eigentlich nur der Frustfaktor!
40
WiiNintendo Life
Being a massive fan of the original arcade game so when I first played this I had high hopes for it. In the translation to a platform game something just seems to be missing. It will keep you entertained for a while but this game is not in the same league as Super Mario Bros and Kirby's Adventure.
40
WiiIGN
Mighty Bomb Jack is a poor candidate for investment of 500 of your Wii Points, especially considering the other top-notch titles available at the same pricepoint. Tecmo seems to be clearing the catalog and clearing the way, before releasing its own AAA hits. Just keep patient, friends, as we'll be off the B-list eventually.
39
Atari STPower Play
So nett die Idee auch ist, den Veteranen Bomb Jack etwas aufgepeppt ins Leben zurückzurufen: Spielerisch und technisch entpuppt sich der Jack der 90er als Blindgänger. Sorgte der Opa vor ein paar Jährchen als Automat und Computerspiel für Begeisterung, entlockt "Mighty Bomb Jack" dem Geschicklichkeitsfreund nur noch ein müdes Lächeln und grimmige Wutausbrüche. Dies liegt nicht zuletzt an der ungenauen und schlampigen Steuerung sowie den mageren Grafiken und nörgelnden Soundeffekten. Auch die angeblichen "Neuerungen" sind nur lasch aufgewärmte Features, die es schon im alten Spiel gab.
39
AmigaPower Play
So nett die Idee auch ist, den Veteranen Bomb Jack etwas aufgepeppt ins Leben zurückzurufen: Spielerisch und technisch entpuppt sich der Jack der 90er als Blindgänger. Sorgte der Opa vor ein paar Jährchen als Automat und Computerspiel für Begeisterung, entlockt "Mighty Bomb Jack" dem Geschicklichkeitsfreund nur noch ein müdes Lächeln und grimmige Wutausbrüche. Dies liegt nicht zuletzt an der ungenauen und schlampigen Steuerung sowie den mageren Grafiken und nörgelnden Soundeffekten. Auch die angeblichen "Neuerungen" sind nur lasch aufgewärmte Features, die es schon im alten Spiel gab.
38
WiiGameSpot
Based on its initial popularity, the NES version of Mighty Bomb Jack has probably earned its spot in the Wii's Virtual Console. But that historical significance is literally the only reason you should even consider wasting 500 Wii points ($5) to download Mighty Bomb Jack, since 20 years has done nothing to change how mind-numbing and broken the game is.