Mighty Bomb Jack © 1986 Tecmo, Limited.
Mighty Bomb Jack is a sequel to the original 1984 single-screen platform game. The royal family has been kidnapped by the evil Belzebut and it's up to Bomb Jack to rescue them.
Unlike the original single-screen game, the sequel features both horizontal and vertically scrolling stages. Each level is split into two parts; an action zone and a Royal Palace room. The mechanics and level designs of the Royal Palace rooms are directly lifted from "Bomb Jack
". Action zones can be split up into several portions and contain power-ups that are usually hidden in treasure chests. These include money bags, Mighty Coins and Mighty Drinks.
Mighty Coins allow Jack to change colours; blue allows Jack to open orange treasure chests, orange allows him to open any treasure chest by simply touching it from the side and green transforms all enemies on the screen into coins for five seconds. Mighty Drinks add ten seconds to the game's timer. Secret passages can also be found in the action zones, activated by finding a Sphinx in a visible or hidden treasure chest.
To prevent players from becoming too greedy, the game automatically sends them to a Torture Room if they obtain more than nine Mighty Coins or 99 seconds on the game's timer. The only way to escape a Torture Room without losing a life is to complete a number of jumps, which are counted down on the screen. Once the player exits the torture room, Jack automatically loses all Mighty Coins, the timer is reset to 60 seconds and the game recommences from the beginning of the current level.
In order to rescue the royal family, the player will need to find two hidden crystal balls and collect 'S' coins. With one crystal ball, the player will be able to rescue the queen; With two crystal balls, both the Queen and the Princess can be rescued. Should the player have both crystal balls plus five or more 'S' coins, they will also capture Belzebut, which gives the player a different game ending.
Mighty Bomb Jack also features 'bomb rooms', these allow the player to earn bonus points or to warp further into the game.