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A computer’s mazelike circuitry is infected with bugs, and you have been sent in to destroy them. You are armed with bombs, mines, blockades, and various types of hatchlings, which when released will track the bugs and hopefully stop them.

The basic gameplay is inspired by Dynablaster, but it differs because there is more than one way to kill the foes off. Depending on which way you push the joystick as you press fire, you will either release a quick-exploding bomb, a proximity mine, or a hatchling. Collecting ‘EN’ symbols will restore your energy, and ‘IQ’ symbols increase the ability of your hatchlings to track and hit your foes. Be careful when placing blocks; it is possible to shut yourself in.

The single-player game gives you three lives, plus another when you complete each of the 50 levels. The multi-player game can be played in 2 different ways – co-operative (work together to clear the computer of bugs) or competitive (Dynablaster-style free-for-all destruction).


Bug Bomber DOS Level completion (VGA)
Bug Bomber Commodore 64 Taking one out
Bug Bomber Commodore 64 Using a hatchling
Bug Bomber Commodore 64 Game start

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Alternate Titles

  • "Bugbomber" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Amiga Dec, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Atari ST 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 64 out of 100 64
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1992 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 6 out of 12 50


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  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #83 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #38 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

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