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ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« on: 13:32, 06 November 15 »
A look at Bomb Jack 2 on the CPC, Speccy, C64 and C16. As ever, real hardware:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-IVs2HXMg4[/youtube]


At the end there is a link to a video by Larry Bundy Jr which reveals the C64 version may have started life as a Thundercats game!
« Last Edit: 15:57, 10 November 15 by Gryzor »
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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #1 on: 16:11, 06 November 15 »
The C64 has form for the "wrong" tunes after the odd use of the Star Wars theme in the awful A Team game. At least there's a reason for it here!

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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #2 on: 19:46, 06 November 15 »
I've seen the C64 version of Bomb Jack II before and yeah, it's clearly supposed to be Lion-O as the main character. His colour scheme matches the sprite here. The Thundercats theme confirms that this is one of the three games Elite was working on for their Thundercats licence and that's mostly likely why it feels like an incomplete game.


The CPC version looks nice, though! :D

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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #3 on: 21:44, 06 November 15 »
The CPC version looks nice, though! :D


I've nice memories of this game...

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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #4 on: 00:26, 07 November 15 »
The lower energy bars are the energy of each enemy.  You can drain their energy a bit quicker if you stab them (fire button to stab).
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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #5 on: 01:13, 07 November 15 »
The lower energy bars are the energy of each enemy.  You can drain their energy a bit quicker if you stab them (fire button to stab).


Completely pointless though as you have no idea which enemy is which. Nor do the instructions on the re-release I have explain that.


I'd always assumed the fire button allowed you some extra "pushing" force than stabbing them. Perhaps the idea was originally it would be Lion-O's sword?
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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #6 on: 15:57, 10 November 15 »
Haven't watched the vid yet, but I edited your post to embed it, if that's fine with you @chinnyhill10 ...

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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #7 on: 16:00, 10 November 15 »
Haven't watched the vid yet, but I edited your post to embed it, if that's fine with you @chinnyhill10 ...


Sorry, my fault. I usually get it right.


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Re: ChinnyVision - Bomb Jack 2
« Reply #8 on: 16:04, 10 November 15 »
Yeah, I know, I just pointed it out because I thought maybe you didn't want it to be embedded :)