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Bomb Jack: an arcade classic

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Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.

More info about Bomb Jack:

  • Genres: action, platform, action puzzle
  • System: DOS
  • Released in: 1984
  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Developer: Tecmo
  • Designers: Michitaka Tsuruta, Kazutoshi Ueda
  • Keywords: arcade classic, fixed screen, coin-op conversion
  • Multiplayer modes: single-player

Sequels
Bomb Jack II is a licensed follow-up developed for 8-bit home computers by the British games publisher Elite Systems in 1986. Mighty Bomb Jack was released in 1986. Bomb Jack Twin was released in 1993 by NMK. In this version, two players could play simultaneously.


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