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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:15:24 pm »
ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html

Game #29 - Bomb Jack

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Game Name: Bomb Jack (set 1)
ROM Name: bombjack
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Settings:
default (will need to update tomorrow)


Controls:   
Joystick: 4-way
Buttons: 1 - Jump/Float

From Wikipedia:
Bomb Jack is a hero who can perform high jumps and float in the air. His goal is to collect all red bombs on the screen. The game's antagonists are enemies such as birds and mummies which, once they drop in the bottom of the screen, can morph into things like flying saucers and orbs that float around the screen, making Jack lose a life if he touches them. Collecting bombs will increase the bonus meter at the top of the screen (collecting lit bombs increases it more). When the meter is completely filled up, a circular bouncing "P" appears, and when collected, it will turn all the enemies into bonus coins for a short period during which Jack may collect them. Other similar bonuses are the B (Bonus) which increases the score multiplier (up to 5x), the E (Extra) which gives an extra life, and the rare S (Special), which awards a free game. There are five different screens in the game, each featuring a distinct scheme of platforms (the fifth has no platforms at all). There is a special bonus for collecting 21 to 23 lit bombs in a row, out of the 24 bombs of each round.









The contest ends on Feb 10th, at midnight, PST.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 11:30:00 pm »
I'll start things out. 48,370. Fun game. I've never really given it any play time before this.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 06:46:42 pm »
121,760

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 07:43:00 am »
152,860. I've read the old compo thread. Two tips: To do a super jump, press up after jumping. You can jump from the bottom up to the top. That comes in handy in level 5, which has no platforms at all.
To fall down quickly, press down.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 08:09:10 am »



To fall down quickly, press down.

I did not know that. Nice.

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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 11:57:24 pm »
Small increase. 55,250. Any more tips on getting crazy high scores just by level 4? I'm going for bombs in fuse order to try to get the bonus. How exactly do you bump up the multiplier?

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 02:42:13 am »
Collecting bombs will increase the bonus meter at the top of the screen (collecting lit bombs increases it more). When the meter is completely filled up, a circular bouncing "P" appears, and when collected, it will turn all the enemies into bonus coins for a short period during which Jack may collect them. Other similar bonuses are the B (Bonus) which increases the score multiplier (up to 5x)

If you manage to collect all lit bombs, you get a 50k bonus.

Edit: Killing enemies also seems to help getting another B.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 04:54:04 pm »
78,080 first level. Don't know how I did that.



199,190.



235,780. Not very effective in the last 4 rounds, but I at least got to round 9.



340,190.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 11:52:53 pm »
How exactly do you bump up the multiplier?

I finally figured out how that works. You get a B every 5,000 points. With some careful timing, you can rack up a good amount of points using them. Collecting a B is worth 1000 points x multiplier, the multiplier is also used when killing enemies.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 09:28:26 am »
373,480.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 01:21:29 pm »
Here's my high score from yesterday. 449630...
Check out my home Arcade YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKl6BrSjDsvCHIL2Blql-A

Still loving the classics, 30+ years later! 5 dedicated MAME cabinets: GroovyArcade, some Arduinos, real CRTs, ATI VGA cards, and some crazy hacks... Love it.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 09:13:51 am »
Another one in the bag. Guess who is going to choose the next game?
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 12:09:15 pm »
Oh jeez. No, I'll defer to 2nd place.

So annoyed that I didn't get more time with this. Been out of town for work all week. Argh, I love this game, too.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 03:56:34 pm »
Someone 1UPd yam. What is the world coming to?


I thought to give this game a once-every-several-years try......but couldn't muster the energy to get the rom.........
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 04:25:10 pm »
Someone 1UPd yam. What is the world coming to?

It's all going downhill, I tell you.

So, since I haven't played any arcade games BITD, I browsed through the high score compo list and found a game that I played a lot on the C64: Commando. I'm a bit surprised that it hasn't been done in the competition, so I'm going to rectify this.

ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #30: Commando
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 05:44:26 pm »
And since I was looking into Commando, I splurged for Bombjack. I don't know why I didn't get this game long ago. Sometimes watching the attract mode clears the sky. It's a Namco game - like Mappy and Clowns put together, especially the music, which is the most diverse set of the like I know. Played two or three games, and will return to it.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 02:26:14 pm »
So, what's the next game for the high score challenge ? 
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #29 Bomb Jack
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 04:35:16 pm »
That's for jasonbar to decide, he needs a little time.