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Bomb Jack

Average Rating: 6.42/10
Video Game Rank: 3603
Amiga Rank: 176
Commodore 64 Rank: 139
Game Boy Rank: 69
PlayStation 2 Rank: 351
Xbox Rank: 198
Arcade Rank: 133
ZX Spectrum Rank: 76
Atari ST Rank: 91
MSX Rank: 46
Amstrad CPC Rank: 75
Information
Primary Name
Bomb Jack
Alternate Names
ボンジャック
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Theme
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1984-00-00
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Japanese Xbox release (Tecmo Classic Arcade)
Rel Date: 2005-10-27
Publisher: Tecmo
Xbox
Developer: Tecmo
Media: 
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Japanese PS2 release (Tecmo Hit Parade)
Rel Date: 2004-11-25
Publisher: Tecmo
PlayStation 2
Developer: Tecmo
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: 
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
MSX release
Rel Date: 2004-00-00
Publisher: 
MSX
Developer: Tecmo
Media: 
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Bomb Jack
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North American Game Boy edition
Rel Date: 1992-00-00
Publisher: Infogrames Entertainment
Game Boy
Developer: Bit Managers
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Amiga release
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
Amiga
Developer: Eidersoft
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Atari ST release
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
Atari ST
Developer: Tecmo
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
English / European ZX Spectrum (Encore Re-release) Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
ZX Spectrum
Developer: (Unknown)
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Amstrad release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Tecmo
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Commodore 64 release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
Commodore 64
Developer: Tecmo
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Bomb Jack
Nick: 
Spectrum release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Elite Systems
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Tecmo
Media: 
Region: 
Rating: 
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An arcade game that was released in 1984 by Tehkan (known today as Tecmo). It was followed by two official sequels, Mighty Bomb Jack for NES and home computers, and the arcade game Bomb Jack Twin. There was also Bomb Jack II, a licensed follow-up developed for 8-bit home computers by the European games publisher Elite Systems.

The game is set on a still screen with different platforms, enemies and bombs floating still in the air. The player controls Bomb Jack who has an extraordinary jumping skill, trying to collect all bombs. Collecting all bombs completes the screen, but collecting them in the order their fuses are lit gains the player extra points.

The games used borrowed songs, the arcade had three songs, of which one was original, one was "Kittens in the apple forest", the ending theme for Mrs Pepper pot, and "Lady Madonna" by the Beatles. Most ports had their own music, and the latter ports have removed the background music. The Commodore 64 played a cover of "The Last Rumba" by Jean-Michel Jarre.

The arcade was ported to several systems, including the SG-1000, the predecessor to the Sega Master System. Wikipedia tells of a Game Boy release, however, this seems to never have been released in Japan and the information is unsure.

Details source: Wikipedia, "Bomb_Jack," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 3603
Amiga Rank: 176
Commodore 64 Rank: 139
Game Boy Rank: 69
PlayStation 2 Rank: 351
Xbox Rank: 198
Arcade Rank: 133
ZX Spectrum Rank: 76
Atari ST Rank: 91
MSX Rank: 46
Amstrad CPC Rank: 75
Num Ratings: 15
Average Rating: 6.42
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 386
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 3
Users Owning: 16
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 2
Plays This Month: 0
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