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Bump 'n' Jump on the Atari 2600 by Data East

Bump 'n' Jump is an overhead-view vehicular combat game created by Data East and originally released in Japan as Burnin' Rubber.

General Information

Developer - Data East

Publisher - Intellivision

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 2

Genre - Vehicular combat

Because of 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 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 characterized by a change of seasons. 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 destroying another car by bumping it or jumping on it, the player receives a 50,000 point bonus (note: cars that run into the debris dropped by dump trucks on their own—not bumped into it—do not count against the player toward the bonus).


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