Bump 'n' Jump
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|Bump 'n' Jump|
Arcade flyer of Bump 'n' Jump (1982).
|Publisher(s)||Data East, Bally Midway, Vic Tokai (NES)|
|Mode(s)||1P, 2P (alternating)|
|CPU||1x 6502 @ 750 kHz|
|Sound||2x AY-3-8910 Namco WSG @ 1.5 MHz MHz|
|Display||Raster, 240 x 256 pixels (Vertical), 16 colors|
Bump 'n' Jump, known in Japan as Burnin' Rubber (バーニンラバー Bānin Rabā?), is a 1982 Japanese arcade game created by Data East Corporation, released as both a dedicated board and as part of their DECO Cassette System. The game was published in certain regions by Bally Midway.
In Bump 'n' Jump the goal is to drive from the beginning of a level to the end while bumping enemy vehicles into obstacles and jumping over various large obstacles such as bodies of water.
Due to the bird's eye view, players cannot see the large obstacles until it is too late to jump, so the game displays a flashing exclamation point when the large obstacles are about to appear.
The enemy vehicles are separated into cars and trucks. Cars can be bumped into obstacles or jumped upon and destroyed, while trucks cannot be bumped; they can only be jumped upon to destroy them, and will sometimes drop obstacles that will destroy the player or one extra life. At the end of each level players receive bonus points for the number of enemy vehicles crashed. Going from one level to another is characterised by a change of seasons. Apart from the change of scenery, the winter scenario also features the additional challenge of slippery roads. Players get points for bumping other cars and causing the other cars to crash, but one bonus isn't apparent: If the player completes a level without bumping another car, the player receives a huge point bonus.
Ports of the game have also been released on Atari 2600 and Intellivision in 1983, the ColecoVision and Commodore 64 in 1984, and the for the Nintendo Entertainment System (published by Vic Tokai) in 1988. The NES version was also released in Japan as Buggy Popper (バギー・ポッパー Bagī Poppā?).
Adding a level of complexity, the NES version of the game also requires that players pick up cans of gasoline that are interspersed throughout each course, as their car uses up fuel steadily throughout the game if the car goes too fast.
On 25 December 2011, Charlie Wehner of Missouri beat the Bump 'n' Jump world record with a score of 3,175,880. On 14 September 2013, John McNeill of Brisbane, Australia claimed the world record with a score of 5,869,264 however due to ownership issues with Twin Galaxies at the time, the score was not officially recognised until January 5, 2015.
- Spy Hunter, another game where you can bump vehicles off the road
- Bump 'n' Jump at the Killer List of Videogames
- Bump 'n' Jump guide at StrategyWiki
- The ColecoVision prototype version of Bump 'n' Jump can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
- "Twin Galaxies' Bump 'n' Jump High Score Rankings". Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Twin Galaxies' Bump 'n' Jump Score Submission". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- "Twin Galaxies' Bump 'n' Jump High Score Rankings". Retrieved 8 June 2013.