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Driving game jump or bump enemy cars for points. Bonus for completing levels without hitting any cars.

Bump 'n Jump was produced by Bally Midway in 1982.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Bump 'n Jump was produced include: Lazarian, Solar Fox, Wizard Of Wor, Adventures of Robby Roto, The, Crossroads, BurgerTime, Blue Print, Baby Pac-Man, Earth Friend, and Kozmik Krooz'r


Name Bump 'n Jump
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7234
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Bump 'n Jump Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Bump 'n Jump Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Introduction

Join "Jumpin' John" as he goes cruisin' up the road bumping, jumping, and smashing cars. Aside from the cars, you must avoid the sides of the road, breaks in the road which are usually over water, and rocks in the road which can sometimes be dumped by certain vehicles. Each level is based on a season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter except the first level which seems to have no name. After Winter, it cycles back to Spring again with each level becoming successively harder. When you finish a level, you will pull up to a gas pump that has an icon showing the next level. A flowering tree shows Spring is coming up, a life preserver indicates Summer, a tree with no leaves says Fall is next, and a snowman means Winter is on the way. According to the game, there are 32 unique levels but they do not roll over back to the first level after level 32.

Game Play

The joystick controls the movement and speed of the car. By increasing speed, you not only go faster, but you get the ability to jump after your speed passes 100. The faster you go, the better control the car seems to have. Your car's speed tops out at 220. The big breaks in the road are signaled by a warning exclamation point sign that flashes at the top center of the screen and beeps. Be prepared to jump when you see this. Bumping the cars around you will bounce you in the opposite direction of the bump and can also speed or slow you down based on that direction. The faster your car goes, the less control you seem to lose.

Bump 'n Jump KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.66 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.91

Overall Like 4.11
Fun (Social) 3.22
Fun (Solo) 4.11
Collector Desire 3.56

Technical Rating: 3.70

Gameplay 4.44
Graphics 3.89
Originality 3.70
Sound/Music 3.67

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If you can finish a level without destroying any cars, you will receive a 50000 point bonus. Try bumping cars only when they are behind you as you will not lose any speed you will usually speed up, in fact and you will not lose as much control either. When jumping gaps in the road, if you can manage to land on one of the small islands, you will get a 1000 point bonus.

If the road is wide enough and you are driving fast enough, you can actually jump off one side of the screen and reappear on the other side and land without crashing.


Cabinet Information

The game was also released in cocktail table cabinet.


The wiring harness is compatible with Midway BurgerTime PCBs.


This game was originally released for the DECO cassette system.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Bump 'n Jump Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 105 known instances of this machine owned by Bump 'n Jump collectors who are active members. Of these, 80 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Bump 'n Jump machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Bump 'n Jump circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Bump 'n Jump.

This game ranks a 25 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]



A DIP switch SW2, 4 will set whether or not you can continue the game with more credits on or whether it just ends there off.

CPU: M6502
SOUND: AY-8910

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 95; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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