Bump 'N' Jump

For: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision

Also Known As

Genres

Main Genre:
Action , Racing / Driving
Perspective:
Top-Down
Visual Presentation:
Scrolling (Horizontal or Vertical)

Overview

Arcade version of Bump 'N' Jump
Arcade version of Bump 'N' Jump
Bump 'N' Jump (also known as Burnin' Rubber) is an action game developed by Data East originally released in arcades in 1982 and later ported to several home computers and game consoles. The game is a racing game with a top down view where players can bump into (or jump over!) the numerous other cars on the road for points.

Gameplay

The game screen in Bump 'N' Jump consists of a top down view of a road that scrolls vertically; Players control a car that can drive anywhere on the road as well as jump very high (if driving fast enough). There are numerous other cars travelling the same road which attempt to knock the player's car off of the pavement (which causes a life to be lost). The only defenses players have is the ability to bump into cars to bounce them out of the way (bonus points are earned for knocking cars off of the road), or to jump over them if too many appear at once.

The road in Bump 'N' Jump is ever changing; as the game begins it is wide and mostly straight, and as players progress through the levels it becomes narrower with more turns and obstacles. In some cases there are gaps in the road or incomplete bridges forcing players to jump over the section. The further players drive, the opponent cars become more numerous and more aggressive. Points are earned in the game for causing other cars to crash and reaching the end of a stage; bonus points are also awarded if players can make it through an entire stage without destroying any other cars.

Credits

Platform: Atari 2600
Programmers: David Akers, Jeff Ratcliff
Graphic Design: Joe Ferreira
Music & Sound Effects: Patricia Lewis Du Long
Project Coordinator: Ron Surratt
Platform: Intellivision
Program, Graphics, Sound Effects, Music: Joe Jacobs, Dennis Clark
Title screen graphics: Daisy Nguyen
Project coordinators: Dave Warhol, Andy Sells

Pictures

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Bump 'N' Jump
Arcade Version

Documentation

Instruction Manual
Atari 2600
Telegames release
Instruction Manual
Intellivision