Jump Bug

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Jump Bug
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Hoei Corporation
Rock-Ola
Platform
Arcade
Retail Features
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Play Information
1-2
United Nations International Release Date(s)
1981
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Jump Bug was the first platform game to include smooth horizontal scrolling. It was developed by Alpha Denshi under contract for Hoei/Coreland[1] and released to arcades in 1981, only five months after Donkey Kong.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay of Jump Bug.

A player controls a constantly bouncing car while driving through various environments including a city, pyramid and underwater. Unlike most other sidescrollers at that time, the main character, a buggy is jumping constantly. The height of the jump and speed of a fall can be controlled with up and down key. Player is also able to shoot down various enemies that appear on a stage. Points are gained by collecting treasure, killing enemies and jumping on clouds.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ジャンプバグ レトロゲームしま専科. Retrieved on 2008-06-18
  2. Jump Bug. Arcade History. Retrieved on 2006-11-21
  3. KLOV