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Bomb Jack Bomb Jack - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Bomb Jack - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


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.

Bomb Jack was produced by Tehkan in 1984.

Tehkan released 15 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Tehkan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tehkan during the time period Bomb Jack was produced include: Guzzler, Senjyo, Space Tank, Swimmer, Voyager, Star Force, Gridiron Fight, Lovely Poker, Pinball Action, and Pontoon


Name Bomb Jack
Developer Tehkan (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7180
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Tehkan
Game Specific Bomb Jack Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Bomb Jack Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

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.

Game Play

Monsters move in different patterns. For example, the bird character always moves towards you slowly, but it can only move horizontallly 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.

Bomb Jack KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.72 (7 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.81

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 2.50
Fun (Solo) 4.83
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.06

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.83
Originality 4.33
Sound/Music 3.17

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Bomb Jack Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 153 known instances of this machine owned by Bomb Jack collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 14 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 133 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Bomb Jack circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Bomb Jack. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Bomb Jack circuit board set.

This game ranks a 58 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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