Bomber (DOS)

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Bomber is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up where the player flies a B-29 bomber and must destroy three heavily guarded enemy bases. On each level the player must make it through enemy lines to the base which is always 200 kilometers away, the remaining distance indicated in the corner of the screen. The plane can move left and right, as well as accelerate and decelerate. The bomber is equipped with two types of weapons: a cannon to destroy aircraft, and bombs to destroy ground targets such as bunkers and tanks. A red crosshair indicates the location at which the dropped bomb will explode. The player has three lives, and a bonus life is awarded for every 10,000 points.


Bomber DOS Here we have reached the first levels enemy base area, filled with helicopters and guns. (There are three levels according to the manual)
Bomber DOS If your bomber gets destroyed, the screen starts rotating as it explodes, before continuing at the same spot with a new aircraft. (The rotation can be disabled in the options)
Bomber DOS When you increase the speed, your plane stays in place, but the ground & enemies scroll down faster toward you. Also your bomb aim point moves up on the screen (the red cross-hair).
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Aircraft type

The aircraft you fly is described as a B-29, but this was a 4-engined high altitude bomber, and does not match the model shown; instead the aircraft could perhaps be modelled on the B-26 instead which looks somewhat similar - apart from it being much larger in reality than the opposing Huey helicopters.


The first public version 2.0 was released in a hurry without much testing (it was shareware after all), and digitized sound did not sound right on the SB16 and the GUS using SBOS. Version 2.1 was released shortly after to fix these issues.
Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2425) added Bomber (DOS) on Mar 19, 2000