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In Bomb Jack, the player controls Jack, who must collect all the bombs in order to complete the current round and go onto the next one. This sounds easy, right? Wrong! Making Jack's task difficult are numerous enemies such as birds, mummies, turtles, and orbs.

In each round, collecting a number of bombs results in a bonus coin appearing, and collecting this coin will make the player's score increase 2 to 4 times. More often than not, the "power ball" appears, and when you collect this, you can defeat enemies and have more time to collect all the bombs. There is also the "E" coin, which gives Jack one additional life, but rarely does this coin appear.

The more you progress through the game, the more difficult it becomes, as enemies travel more quickly to get you.


Bomb Jack Amstrad CPC Round 5
Bomb Jack Amstrad CPC Title
Bomb Jack Amstrad CPC You get 200 points for collecting an active bomb
Bomb Jack Amstrad CPC ...all enemies on screen can be destroyed

Promo Images

Bomb Jack Screenshot
Bomb Jack Screenshot
Bomb Jack Screenshot
Bomb Jack Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Bomb Jack" -- PlayStation 4 title
  • "ボンジャック" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Happy Computer 1986 91 out of 100 91
Amtix! Jul, 1986 79 out of 100 79
Oldies Rising Jun 21, 2013 15 out of 20 75 Feb 02, 2012 14 out of 20 70
Tilt Jul, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Computer Gamer Jul, 1986 12 out of 20 60
Happy Computer May, 1986 Unscored Unscored


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1001 Video Games

Bomb Jack appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Background graphics

The two sides of the original tape for the C16 version had different background graphics


The A BGM of the original arcade game is in fact a cover of the theme song of the animated TV series Spoon obasan (Mrs. Pepperpot), sung by Mari Iijima.


  • Computer Gamer
    • February 1986 (issue #17) - Included in the list Spectrum Collection (the best Spectrum ZX games since 1985 by editorial staff choice)
  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 04/1987 - #20 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)

Martin Smith (66801) added Bomb Jack (Amstrad CPC) on Jul 31, 2005
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