Bomb Jack - Not a fan

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Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu May 03, 2012 6:00 am

Don't like Bomb Jack? Tell us why here.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by r0jaws » Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 am

:shock: What is there not to like??! Get an MSX2, get a copy of the remake, and feel good about playing it all over again.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Scapegoat » Thu May 03, 2012 8:24 am

This is purely subjective, but I hate the graphics, play mechanics, sound, concept, pretty much everything about the game leaves me dead cold.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by merman » Thu May 03, 2012 11:48 am

I would not say it was terrible, but it is clearly meant to be a money-grabber. The C64 conversion was pretty poor as well, and that really put me off the arcade game for a long while.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by clarance » Thu May 03, 2012 4:38 pm

Never liked it, never really understood what's going on. It's not the most intuitive of games.

And the Commodore 16 version took several days to load. And it was crap.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Sputryk » Fri May 04, 2012 7:16 pm

You're all sacriligious muppets! :mrgreen: Give the Spectrum version a chance and you'll likely have a (slightly) more favourable view.

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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by RMLF » Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Never got the Bombjack love, it was always bitty, annoying and well just pants.

Played a number of versions from Atari ST through to the Arcade, but each time id get bored turn it off and do something infinitely more interesting instead
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sat May 05, 2012 1:44 pm

tried quite a few games on MAME and i'm really not feeling it,not my sort of game i tend to play games to try and complete them not for high scores.completely wasted on me.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by PaulEMoz » Mon May 07, 2012 1:53 pm

You can't shoot things.

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In all seriousness, it's an odd little coin-op that I usually only played while I was waiting for the game I really wanted to play to become available. It was a decent little time-killer in that sense, but the gameplay mechanics never really grabbed me.

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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by SirClive » Mon May 07, 2012 4:01 pm

Can we ban everyone who posts in this thread?

censored no, I would get a ban too.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Sixteen Plus » Fri May 18, 2012 10:18 am

clarance wrote:Never liked it, never really understood what's going on. It's not the most intuitive of games.

And the Commodore 16 version took several days to load. And it was crap.
C16's Bombjack wasn't that bad, graphics were OK if a bit blocky with not the best collision-detection, and it did badly miss the power pellets if I recall correctly. I still found it playable enough. The sequel Bomjack II wasn't bad either if a little strange.

It could have been like C16's Ghosts'n'Goblins. Now that was horrendous :evil:

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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by clarance » Sun May 20, 2012 6:37 pm

Sixteen Plus wrote:
clarance wrote:Never liked it, never really understood what's going on. It's not the most intuitive of games.

And the Commodore 16 version took several days to load. And it was crap.
C16's Bombjack wasn't that bad, graphics were OK if a bit blocky with not the best collision-detection, and it did badly miss the power pellets if I recall correctly. I still found it playable enough. The sequel Bomjack II wasn't bad either if a little strange.

It could have been like C16's Ghosts'n'Goblins. Now that was horrendous :evil:

Well I just don't get Bomb Jack I suppose - for that matter, most of Elite's games on the C16 were pretty disappointing - can't think of a good one right now.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by Sixteen Plus » Wed May 30, 2012 11:53 pm

clarance wrote:Well I just don't get Bomb Jack I suppose - for that matter, most of Elite's games on the C16 were pretty disappointing - can't think of a good one right now.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by tachi » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:49 am

I hated it too.
Just such a boring, uninteresting game. A friend of mine was a fan and I had to sit and watch him play it on the Amiga and sitting watching it was worse than a toothache, so dull.
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Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Post by gman72 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:24 pm

I Just got fed up of seeing Tachi's name. :D
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