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Bomb Jack

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Full titleBomb Jack
Year of release1986
PublisherElite Systems Ltd (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Encore (UK)
MCM Software S.A. (Spain)
Zafi Chip (Spain)
Z Cobra (Spain)
Author(s)Paul Holmes, Andy Williams, Karen Trueman
Tie-in licenceTehkan Ltd (Japan) / Tecmo Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Bomb Jack)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - alternating
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Platform
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
875 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 4 in 1 (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Arcade Hits - 2 In 1 (Elite Systems Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Best of Elite Vol 1 (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on the compilation Elite Collection, The (Hit-Pak)
Appeared on tape 4, side A of the compilation Frank Bruno's Big Box (Elite Systems Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Thrill Time Gold 1 (Elite Systems Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
RemarksThere is also a Bomb Jack Editor.
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Bomb Jack
2. Bomb Jack II
3. Mighty Bomb Jack
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.49 (403 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BombJack.tzx.zip26,139(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50121890101021986None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BombJack.tap.zip30,699((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1986
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BombJack(Encore).tzx.zip26,121(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release50121892000531988None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BombJack(MCMSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip25,388(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseLS037M-42632-19881988None
BombJack(ZCobra).tzx.zip25,404(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release61711103M-9978-19861987Unspecified custom loader
BombJack(ZafiChip).tzx.zip26,237(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseZS-48_103M-9978-19861986Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
BombJack.gif6,883(Loading screen)
BombJack.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BombJack.gif6,279(In-game screen)
BombJack.pdf284,965(English instructions)
BombJack(MCMSoftwareS.A.).pdf8,796(Spanish instructions)
BombJack.gif30,613(Game map)
BombJack_2.png131,245(Game map)
BombJack.jpg154,135(Cassette inlay)
BombJack(Encore).jpg91,591(Re-release cassette inlay)
BombJack(MCMSoftwareS.A.).jpg121,132(Re-release cassette inlay)
BombJack(ZCobra).jpg203,037(Re-release cassette inlay)
BombJackEditor.zip297,725(Archive file)

Search The Tipshop The Tipshop has hints, cheats and/or POKEs for this game!

Bugs Daniel Celemín ? PC/Windows available
Bomb Jack Epyx/Flash Arts 2005 PC/Windows available

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Magazine references
Computer Gamer3.86page 4(News/Note) [full page]
Crash3.86page 104(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games3.86page 14(Feature - Elite - Exploding Into Action) [full page]
Computer Gamer4.86page 64(Review) [full page]
Crash4.86page 20(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.86page 33(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User5.86page 42(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.86page 29(Review) [full page]
ZX Computing5.86page 10(Review) [full page]
Crash6.86page 68(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly6.86page 219(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User6.86page 19(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User7.86page 18(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User7.86page 18(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.86page 23(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer Gamer8.86page 14(Feature - The Spectrum Collection - Update) [full page]
Sinclair User8.86page 19(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User11.86page 20(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User4.87page 19(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.88page 221(News/Note)
YS Smash Tips8.88page 6(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash9.88page 87(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.88page 94(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.89page 91(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash3.89page 44(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User5.91page 18(Hack/Poke) [full page]
MicroHobby4.86page 12(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby6.86page 33(Micromania)[full page]
MicroHobby9.86page 31(Micromania)[full page]
MicroHobby9.86page 31(Micromania)[full page]
MicroHobby4.91page 8(Premiere)[full page]

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Crash4.86page 68(CompoEntry) [full page]
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