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Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:00 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Don't like Bomb Jack? Tell us why here.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:10 pm
by r0jaws
: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.
Best played with friends in a vicious, competitive spirit. :wink:

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:24 pm
by Scapegoat
This is purely subjective, but I hate the graphics, play mechanics, sound, concept, pretty much everything about the game leaves me dead cold.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:48 pm
by merman
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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:38 pm
by clarance
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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:16 pm
by Sputryk
You're all sacriligious muppets! :mrgreen: Give the Spectrum version a chance and you'll likely have a (slightly) more favourable view.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:37 am
by RMLF
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

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:44 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:53 pm
by PaulEMoz
You can't shoot things.

:wink:

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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:01 pm
by SirClive
Can we ban everyone who posts in this thread?

censored no, I would get a ban too.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:18 pm
by Sixteen Plus
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:

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:37 pm
by clarance
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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:53 am
by Sixteen Plus
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.
Ikari Warriors.

Not perfect, naturally it wouldn't be. But it has the 2-player mode and tanks. Good game.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:49 am
by tachi
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.

Re: Bomb Jack - Not a fan

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:24 pm
by gman72
I Just got fed up of seeing Tachi's name. :D