Bomb Jack II Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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A completely ill-conceived sequel, with none of the thrills of the original Martin Smith (66859) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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The display has a semi-3D effect as BJ leaps onto the screen as the explores his platforms. These are scattered with treasure which BJ must collect - being careful to avoid the mutated dinosaurs who would prefer to keep the treasure themselves. Not in the first division with Bubble Bobble but in the same league.
Naturally weaker than the other two on graphics and sound, but fun gameplay keeps the Spectrum version afloat.
Your Sinclair (May, 1987)
The game's not a complete disaster, but it's a pity you can't super-zoom around the screen in various directions any more. Now you merely jump up or down, left or right, gathering up the goodies and chopping the baddies. Mind you, getting your chops in can be a bit tricky. Some of those platforms just arn't big enough for you and a monster, and seeing as the monster has the advantage of being there first you've got to fight like f-f-f-f-ury to zap, them out of the way. Though they don't so much zap as disappear in a puff of smoke. The game's hardly likely to do that, but I'll bet a bomb to a damp banger that Bomb Jack will be played a lot longer than its sequel.
Computer Gamer (Jun, 1987)
This is an addictive game but it's poles away from the original classic. It is good, but not as good as the original.
[Budget re-release] The basic gameplay was almost the same to that of BJ, a main character who could fly between platforms. But for some reason all the graphics were reduced in size, which in turn reduced the gameplay... Only really recommended to fans of the original arcade conversion.