Tiny Reviews: Bump ‘n’ Jump

This is one of those random NES games you had as a kid solely because it was cheap. Mom wasn’t willing to buy you the full-priced Ninja Turtles game, so hey, how about this, it’s only fifteen bucks. And after much crying and pleading – viola – you’ve got some obscure game that probably sucks. And while most kids ended up with lackluster games like Kung Fu Heroes or Kid Kool, a few lucky kids unwittingly stumbled upon this gem.

Basically this a cartoony version of Spy Hunter, where the guns are removed and the emphasis is placed on nudging other cars into walls – bumping, if you will. However, these other cars aren’t enemies who are out to get you; they’re simply other motorists, and you are a murderer.

And then we get to the other half of the game’s title; the jumping, of course. Your car can jump approximately two hundred feet in the air. This is something a responsible reviewer such as myself does not question. And since there are large chunks of road missing, and rival cars are destroyed if landed upon, you will find yourself jumping quite a lot.

As a matter of fact, you will find yourself both jumping and bumping quite often. The game is quite addictive, and while it’s so shallow that you couldn’t drown a newborn in it, you’ll find yourself trying to drown that newborn nonetheless.


~ by Krooze L-Roy on September 27, 2007.

One Response to “Tiny Reviews: Bump ‘n’ Jump”

  1. […] dismaying ways to lose a life in a game. It’s not quite as addictive as it’s cousin Bump ‘n’ Jump, but that’s like saying crack isn’t as addictive as […]

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