- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 27th Apr 2007, 500 points
- 7th May 2007, 500 points
- 6th Feb 2007, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 25th Oct 2012, £4.49
- 26th Sep 2012, ¥500
- 6th Dec 2012, $4.99
Wii U eShop
- 23rd Jan 2014, $4.99
- 27th Mar 2014, £3.49
- 5th Feb 2014, ¥500
- Controller Support
Bomb Jack, released in 1984, was one of Tecmo's early hits, a single-screen arcade game that had players rushing to diffuse bright red bombs planted at major tourist attractions around the globe. By the time its sequel rolled around in 1987, the Super Mario Bros.-induced side-scrolling craze had taken hold of the gaming world, and...
Not so mighty
The original Bomb Jack was an addictive little arcade game in which the objective was to collect all the bombs in each level while avoiding enemies. Sounds like a simple concept - and it was. For the NES, though, Tecmo decided to make a sequel with a bit of an adventure game element to it. The bomb rooms from the original game are...
The original Bomb Jack arcade game was a big hit when it was released. It featured a screen with 20 bombs which had to be collected in a specific order if the player was to achieve the highest score; players would play religiously in an attempt to find the best route around the baddies and to get the perfect chain. Arcade perfection! So...
Plus an SP version of Mighty Bomb Jack
Update: You can now download the version 3.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch Online NES game portal that introduces a handy rewind feature enabling you to pause the action and skip back just as you would while watching something on Netflix (check out the trailer below). Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew are also...
NES games for everyone
As promised, today sees another trio of retro delights hit the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System library of games (plus a special bonus version, too). If you're subscribed to the service, here's what you can expect to find joining your collection. The three main additions this month are Metroid, Mighty...
Anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online membership can look forward to playing three more classics on the NES service next week. As previously confirmed, Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack and TwinBee will be added to the library. The arrival of these games on 14th November will increase the total number to 26. Alongside the launch date...
Mario's karting début, a puzzling court crossover, a skating cat and more
Monday morning can be a time for despair and gnashing of teeth, but not for Nintendo Download gamers. As usual Nintendo has issued its update for the treats on the way to Europe later this week — this includes a classic Super NES kart racer, a skating cat, a delightful...
Jack of Mighty Bombs, a Life Force and some discounts
Another download update is here, North America, yet this week we're left to pick over some discounts and two Virtual Console titles. There's not much more we can say in this pre-amble, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mighty Bomb Jack (Tecmo Koei, $4.99) — This NES 'sequel' to a...
We usually put our North American Nintendo Download update live later in the week when the official word hits the street, but every now and then we get a bit of a heads-up on forthcoming releases — and today is one of those times. A listing for Mighty Bomb Jack has appeared on the North American Wii U eShop which lists the NES...
Titanic murders, mighty bombs, burgers and retail goodies
It's Nintendo Download update time, and this week brings a rather lengthy list of titles for North America. All four systems are covered, with quite a few retail games making their download début, so let's get on with it. 3DS download software: Murder on the Titanic (Joindots GmbH, $7.99)...
Heavy Fire and Mighty Bomb Jack make for slim pickings - thank goodness for Layton
Ouch. Not much in the way of downloadable goodness this week, with just three games available - all of which are 3DS-based and one of which is a retail download. Aside from some downloadable videos and a smattering of DLC, there's not much else to report. 3DS Retail...
The great King Pamera, his Queen and the fair Princess have been kidnapped by the evil demon Belzebut and imprisoned in his cursed pyramid.
Jack's elder brothers braved the pyramid to try and rescue them, but not one of them has returned since. Only Jack remains. He summons all his courage and steps forth into the pyramid himself...
As Jack, you must make your way through 16 labyrinthine levels to defeat Belzebut, rescue the royal Pamera family and restore peace and order to the world. Good luck Jack!