The corner store near my house had three arcade games that they rotated every few months. One of the games that survived a few rotations, probably because I pumped so many quarters into it, was Bump ‘n’ Jump. For those of you who haven’t played it, Bump ‘n’ Jump is a driving game where you need to bump enemies into obstacles while jumping over obstacles yourself. To win you need to survive/continue and get to the end of the board. If I had to name a game that had similar gameplay, but without jumping, it would be Spyhunter.
When Bump ‘n’ Jump came out for the Atari 2600, I saved up my quarters until I was able to acquire it and it became a long time favorite and one cart that I still treasure to this day.
Above is an ad they ran in 1983 that showed the much more detailed game screens you would get if you owned an Intellivision.
Latest posts by The Retroist (see all)
- 1984 Pay N Save Coupon Book - September 10, 2017
- Remember when Mickey Mouse decided to commit suicide? - August 30, 2017
- Dukes of Hazzard Boss Hogg Action Figure - August 23, 2017