Elite Systems Ltd
1987
Arcade: Platform
£7.95
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

45
Nick Roberts, Richard Eddy
Chris Bourne

Jack's back, and leaping into action for his second platform bounding game. Like the original, Bombjack II's set over 40 screens of platforms each patrolled by a vicious creature. And rather than saving the world by defusing bombs, this time Jack leaps for his own ends as he collects sacks of money which lie on the platforms.

Sacks are either opened or closed, collecting an open sack gives you double the money of collecting an unopened one. Sacks also open in order -so when one open sack is collected another opens. Jack should plan his leaping in accordance with the order the sacks open for maximum dosh.

Sadly, for all the tweaking that has gone on, Bombjack II doesn't offer much more than its predecessor. The colourful backdrops are somewhat spoiled by the messy monochromatic sprites and there isn't much sound to spruce the proceedings up.

Worth it only if you haven't got the original.

CRITICISM

65%