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Review of 'Bomb Jack'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1986 Elite (UK)
by Paul Holmes, Andy Williams and Karen Trueman

How do you reinvent Pac-Man? Have you noticed that almost every game has the old dot eating man as their inspiration? From the simple collect objects/avoid baddies routine found in games like Manic Miner to the complex missions of recent games such as 'Medal of Honour', where each mission, or a part of it, could represent a dot, Pac-man is always present.

But isn't life like a Pac-man game? Aren't we always searching for something or trying to solve dour daily life problems? Aren't we all eating dots after dots and avoiding life's obstacles ?

Bomb Jack, another reinvented Pac-Man game, is one of the most playable, addictive games ever. It wouldn't be fair to call it original, but who cares! BJ is still a treat to play.