Bounce (video game series)

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Genre(s)Side-scrolling video game
Rovio Entertainment
First releaseBounce
Latest releaseBounce Boing Battle

Bounce is a mobile game series that was published by Nokia.

Bounce (2000)[edit]

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Gameplay of original Bounce, Nokia 6820
Genre(s)Side-scrolling video game

In the original Bounce game the player controls a red ball through many levels in a 2D side-scrolling game world. It came pre-loaded on many Nokia mobile phones and is considered one of the most well-known Nokia mobile games along with Snake.

The player controls an orange ball with the requirements to go through all hoops. The ball can also become big, allowing it to float in water areas (which is coloured blue). Enemies come in the form of static yellow coloured obstacles (called "candles") as well as spiky blue moving objects (commonly referred to as "spiders" by the game fanbase). Touching an enemy will result in the loss of a life.

The Nokia 9210 Communicator (Series 80) from 2000 (released 2001) was the first device to feature the game.[1][2] Through updated versions it was also pre-loaded on entry-level Series 40 handsets such as Nokia 6610 (2002), and Nokia 2600 (2004).[3] The game had a total of 11 levels. 2 level packs (12-16, 17-21) were available to download for Series 60 and Series 80 (Symbian OS) Nokia handsets.[4]

Different handsets also had different versions of the game, like the 9210 and 7650, which had levels 3 and 4 swapped, moving platforms, and other general changes,[5] the 1280 which had a B&W version of the game, etc.


Later Rovio Entertainment teamed up with Nokia to develop new Bounce games:[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

There have also been many mods of some of the Bounce games, mainly Bounce Tales. Many unofficial "remakes" of Bounce have been created and are available on the Google Play Store or App Store.[14] However, none of these remakes feature levels 12–21, nor are there any remakes of the Bounce sequels.

Level editor[edit]

An unofficial level creator called BouncEdit was created in 2003 which allowed a personalized level to be made.[15] This does not appear to be working in Windows 10 unless the compatibility mode is set to Windows XP.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ MegaBojan1993 (17 September 2016). "Nokia 9210 - Bounce game" – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Nokia. "Bounce for Series 60 1st & 2nd Edition by Nokia :: Symbian software @". Archived from the original on 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  3. ^ " Review Nokia 6610".
  4. ^ "Nokia - Game Downloads". 14 June 2003. Archived from the original on 14 June 2003.
  5. ^ green braun (2016-03-26), Bounce Nokia game 1-3, retrieved 2019-06-27
  6. ^ Chieng, David; Leo, Jonathan (September 2008). Ngui, Caroline (ed.). "Reviews Round-Up". GameAxis Unwired. SPH Magazines (60): 58. ISSN 0219-872X.
  7. ^ Kuorikoski, Juho (2015). Finnish video games: a history and catalog. Translated by Isotalo, Matti. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786499625.
  8. ^ "Maemo software - Nokia › Bounce Evolution". 16 August 2010. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010.
  9. ^ "".
  10. ^ "Bounce Tales for J2ME (2008) - MobyGames". MobyGames.
  11. ^ symbian60mobi (15 December 2008). "Bounce Touch on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Bounce Boing Voyage now available on N-Gage". 7 August 2008.
  13. ^ "Bounce Boing Battle".
  14. ^ "Let nostalgia hit you with Bounce Classic on Nokia Android devices". 12 January 2018.
  15. ^ Harris, Chris. "BouncEdit".