Bounty Bob Strikes Back!

Moby ID: 11332
Atari 8-bit Specs

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Bounty Bob Strikes Back! is the sequel to Miner 2049er and features similar gameplay. As Bounty Bob, your goal is to claim every inch of 25 challenging mines. To do this, you must walk over each segment of the framework in the mines. To reach each segment of framework, you will need to figure out a way to jump, climb, or use one of the many devices occasionally available to get there. To your help you get around (or sometimes hinder progress) are ladders, slides, suction tubes, cannons, transporters, and other devices. Wandering about the mines are many dangerous mutants. If you come in contact with one of these, you will lose a life. Scattered throughout each mine are special food items; collect one of these, and you will temporarily be able to eliminate the mutants by walking into them. You will need to figure out a unique strategy for each level in order to complete it, plus there is a time limit so claim all the territory quickly!

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10 People

Programmed by
Computer graphics by
Music by
Poster and box graphics designed by
Poster and box paintings by
Mine History compiled by
Project supervision by
Travel arrangements courtesy
  • ZinnAir Ltd.
Champagne supplied by
Corks launched by
Corks retrieved by
  • Nugget
  • Pokey

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 65% (based on 12 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

Fun, but brutally hard!

The Good
Like the original Miner 2049er this game is a lot of fun to play, and features plenty of new levels. The controls are simple and work well, and the levels have a lot of variety and interesting challenges with plenty of different gizmos and platforms to figure out. Technically the game is quite good too; excellent use is made of the Atari 5200's color capabilities and the graphics are slightly more detailed than the first games with a 3D appearance to the platforms. Sound effects are above average as well.

The Bad
The game is brutally hard!! Many jumps require very precise timing, and can be extremely difficult to get right. The first few levels aren't too bad, but before long just figuring out the optimal path through each level is challenging, and then actually completing the level in the limited time without dieing can become frustrating; a lot of trial and error tends to be involved. I've never been able to get to the later levels, I imagine they continue to become more difficult. Each time you start a level, a different color scheme is used. Most of them look pretty good, but there are one or two that are tougher on the eyes.

The Bottom Line
Overall a very fun platform game that makes good use of the 5200's graphics and sound capabilities, too bad it's such a rare game. This is probably one of the hardest platform games, though, so prepare to spend a lot of time figuring out and practicing the best route through each screen.

Atari 5200 · by Servo (57075) · 2004

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Bounty Bob Strikes Back! appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Atari 8-bit added by Kabushi. ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Amstrad CPC added by Skitchy.

Additional contributors: FatherJack.

Game added December 15, 2003. Last modified October 16, 2023.