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Jumpman (PC Booter)

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Description

Jumpman is a bomb disposal expert. He is called on to save the Jupiter headquarters after the evil Alienators invade it and booby-trap its 30 levels.

In this early platform game, the titular hero must find his way around each screen, collecting every bomb. There are platforms and ladders to use, and a jet booster to propel you up the screen. However there are also enemies to avoid, and Jumpman must be careful not to fall too far.

Screenshots

Jumpman PC Booter Gameplay on an easy level (CGA with composite monitor)
Jumpman PC Booter The main menu (PCjr)
Jumpman PC Booter Flying saucers causing some trouble (PCjr)
Jumpman PC Booter Level 16 (CGA with RGB monitor)

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Jumpman we knew ye not Terrence Bosky (5235) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Lots of action for a lypical ladder game of that era Olivier Masse (421) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Source code

Sometimes the developers forget to format their floppies before building a production master. Here's a tidbit of source code found on the original program disk:
CSEG    SEGMENT
        ASSUME  CS:CSEG,DS:CSEG,ES:CSEG
        INCLUDE J:JUMPTBLE.ASM
        ORG     9300H
LEVEL_NUM       DB      '05'
SCREEN_DRW      DW      SCR_TABLE
TARGET_LIST     DW      TAR_LIST
JUMPMAN_AREA    DW      JMA
JMC1            DW      FJM1
JMC2            DW      FJM2
NUM_TARGETS     DB      14
NUM_BULLETS     DB      0
BONUS_VALUE     DB      '15'
PRE_PLAY:       JMP     INITS
PLAY:           JMP     STARTS
POST_PLAY:      JMP     DONES
PLAYER_LIST     DW      PLAYERS
START_POS       DW      152,94
BULLET_LIST     DW      0
SCR_TABLE:
        DW 128,12,1,136,10,2,152,8,2,168,10,2,184,12,1,8,32,3,56,32,5
        DW      96,34,1,104,36,1,112,38,1,120,40,1,128,42,1,136,44,1,144,46,1
        DW      152,48,2,168,46,1,176,44,1,184,42,1,192,40,1,200,38,1,208,36,1
        DW      216,34,1,224,32,5,288,32,3,8,64,3,32,66,1,40,68,1,48,70,1
        DW      56,72,6,136,72,6,216,72,6,264,70,1,272,68,1,280,66,1,288,64,3
        DW      24,104,10,136,104,6,216,104,10,16,136,9,120,136,10,232,136,9
        DW      8,176,8,104,176,2,120,174,1,128,172,1,136,170,1,144,168,4
        DW      176,170,1,184,172,1,192,174,1,200,176,2,248,176,8,0FFFFH
        DW      72,24,10,232,24,10,32,96,10,152,96,9,272,96,10,0FFFFH
        DW      0FFFFH,8,28,3,308,28,3,0FFFFH


Related Web Sites

  • Jumpman (Site shows Jumpman across different platforms, with a timeline. Screenshots of different versions are placed together for comparison.)
  • The Epyx shrine (Read interviews about Jumpman with Randy Glover & Jake Richter, learn all about different Jumpman versions, join the Jumpman Hiscore competition and find a complete 30 level strategy guide to master the game!)
  • The Epyx Shrine (Read interviews about Jumpman with Randy Glover & Jake Richter, learn about all different Jumpman versions, join the Jumpman Hiscore competition and find a complete 30 level strategy guide to master the game!)
  • The Jumpman Lounge (Find information and files related to all of the Jumpman games.)
  • The jumpman project (Project to port the bootable IBM PC game to a DOS program. )
  • The Jumpman Story (Coalition to save Jumpman)
Trixter (8739) added Jumpman (PC Booter) on Mar 06, 1999
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