The defuse-bombs supa-hero!
Bombjack is a sidescroller game, action oriented, in which you control a mightily superhero whose main goal is to defuse bombs! Yep, that is his specialty. Now, each level has a number of bombs scattered all around, some of them set to explode faster, others that will explode later on. Your goal is to find the right sequence to get to all of them until they explode. The levels have about 24 bombs, so they take a little while to figure out, but when you do, you will find that Bombjack has a certain puzzle feel to it, even if speed of action is still central to the game. There is jumping (leaping, rather) and there is classic Pac Man like going around, and thus this will also feel like a game that is a true arcader. So, overall, Bombjack is a playable, fun, timewaster, but it's certainly not a game for very long sessions. Rather have it installed in your Dos Box and return to it whenever you have a few minutes. Detail wise, however, it's very satisfying, graphically and otherwise. Plus, the added puzzles, the runs from monsters and the traps add flavor to the top down action, making it stand out really well.