Bomb Jack

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Bomb Jack Instructions

Bomb Jack is controlled by using the keyboard. Use the left and right arrow keys to move. Press the spacebar to jump.

Bomb Jack Walkthrough

Bomb Jack is a an arcade platform game released in 1984 by Tehkan (now known as Tecmo Koei, the developers of the Dead or Alive series of fighting games). Bomb Jack went on to spawn two sequels as well as a variety of ports for systems including the Armstad CPC, Commodore 64, Game Boy, and even the Wii Virtual Console. This Flash version of the classic arcade game features the same type of gameplay, but is not a picture-perfect clone or port of the original.

The objective of Bomb Jack is to collect all of the bombs on the screen. Lit bombs do not explode, so you do not need to worry about time. The only purpose that lit bombs serve is scoring; collecting bombs in the order that they are lit rewards a bonus. You may also collect coins to increase your score, and 'B' icons to increase your jumping height. Colliding with enemies will cost you one life. When all lives are lost, the game is over.

The Flash version of Bomb Jack features a similar graphical style compared the the original, but the graphics have been slightly enhanced and animation is smoother. The backgrounds of famous landmarks that were present in the classic game are also present here, but not in the same order. The level designs are also different between the original Bomb Jack and this Flash version.

The major difference between the Flash version of Bomb Jack and the classic arcade game is that the music is missing. This is most unfortunate, because the music in the arcade version features a instrumental renditions of The Beatles' "Lady Madonna", as well as the opening theme of Spoon Obasan by Mari Iijima (the Japanese voice actress/musician that provided the voice of Lynn Minmay of Macross).

If you are looking to relive the nostalgia of Bomb Jack, then this Flash version may help, but keep in mind that it is not a perfect recreation. This Flash version of Bomb Jack is still a fun platform game in its own right, however!

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