Challenge the King Demon with Jack!
A platform game where the object is to collect bombs. Extra bonuses are awarded for collecting bombs with their fuses lit. When you get killed you drop to the nearest platform always landing on your head. Levels begin to repeat after level 18.
- 2 Player
In the Arcade version of Bomb Jack, the song "Lady Madonna" by The Beatles can be heard playing during the second round. The song was licensed for Bomb Jack, however in later ports and re-releases the game's soundtrack was replaced.
Collect all the bombs to complete a screen. Only one bomb at a time has a lit fuse. Collect 20 or more of these lit bombs on a level for a bonus 10k to 50k. Avoid the various monsters who chase you. Monsters are drawn in a very distinctive grey color and have a 3D look. There are various background pictures on each level e.g. the Sphinx, skyscrapers, a castle.
How to Play
Monsters move in different patterns. For example, the bird character always moves towards you slowly, but it can only move horizontally or vertically.
Grab the powerball when it appears to freeze the monsters for a short period of time during which you can kill them simply by touching them. Collect the "Bonus" symbols to increase the score for each lit bomb collected. Pick up an "Extra" symbol for an additional man and a "Special" symbol for an extra credit.
Hit the Jump button to fly up the screen until the button is released. Tap the Fly button when falling to slow the character's descent.