Bomb Sweeper

 

Bomb Sweeper (1st Issue)

Front
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Back
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Sides
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Bomb Sweeper (2nd Issue)

Front
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Back
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Sides
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General:

Date of Release: 15th June 1987

Model Nr: BD-62
Acronym: Bomb Sweeper & Dynamite Jack
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR44 (or SR44) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Less than 250,000 (USA & Europe Only)
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: 1 Control Pad.
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL

Starring:

bulletDynamite Jack
bulletPoliceman
bulletJohn Solver (Bomb Sweeper)

Game-Play:

In Bomb Sweeper you start by controlling John Solver by going down a manhole into the underground where you have to retrieve bombs, that Dynamite Jack has planted, before the time runs out. The bombs are set in a maze and you de-activate them by walking on top of them. You can push the walls as long as they are not blocked by another wall. You can't pull walls.

Game differences:

In game A there are first 10 displays, then a scrolling maze, before the round is finished and you start a new one. Game B doesn't have a scrolling sequence and the mazes are different each time you play. There are 15 displays in each round.

Trivia:

Highest possible score is 9,999.

Cheats and tricks:

You can play with the sound off if you press the GAME key while pressing the bottom of the control pad and start the game.
Sometimes there is more than 1 bomb in the maze. In game B, you only need to de-activate one of the bombs to clear the maze, but in Game A, you need to find the correct one.

Points:

You get 100 points for each round cleared. Every time you clear a maze, the remaining time is added to your score.

Misses:

1 miss when the timer reaches '0' and the bomb explodes. In game A, you also get a miss if you get squashed by a scrolling wall. With 3 misses (shown by 3 Bomb Sweepers in the top middle of the upper screen), the game is over.

Other notices:

If you hold in Game A or Game B key the highest previous score will be displayed. If the unit is left as it is after game is over, time display will appear in about four minutes. A game is not interrupted even if TIME key or other game keys are depressed during game playing. Pressing ACL switch or removing batteries erases high score from memory.

 

 

 

Game

Statistics

Front
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Back
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Open
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Dimension:

 

116 mm (W)
23 mm (H)
74.5 mm (D)

 

Net Weight:

 

150g (Including Batteries)

 

Accuracy of Clock:

 

Average daily differential within +/- 3 secs. (under normal temperature)

 

Working Temperature:

 

10C - 40C (50F - 104F)

 

Life of the Battery:

 

Approx. 6 months

 

Alarm-Set Sign:

 

Chicken

 

Alarm-On Sign:

 

Chicken nods head when alarm is on.

 

Hi-Score:

 

Game A - 3,108 by Cupnoodleman
Game B - 3,751 by wwfcgoober

To see the high scores please go HERE

 

Issue Differences (click to enlarge pictures)

The table will show how to tell the different Issues that were made:

Box

Issue 1

Issue 2

     
Front    
Back No Bar-Code Bar-Code
Side    
Edge Nintendo 1982 Nintendo
Inside flap No Serial nr. No Serial nr.
     

Game

   
     
Serial nr.    
Data on back    
Nintendo    
     

Instructions

   
     
Front Page    
Back Page    

The battery covers seem to have a number on the back, but they seem to vary a lot and I won't even speculate what the difference is.

 

Box Variations (Click to enlarge):

CGL Futuretronics
N/A

 

N/A

 

Pocketsize Ji21
Bomb Sweeper only came in Pocketsize boxes

 

N/A

 

Tric O tronic VideoPoche
N/A

 

N/A

 

Mini Classic Carded

N/A

 

N/A

 

Mego/Time-Out Other
N/A

 

 

 

Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
N/A

 

N/A

 

Mini Classic Other
 

 

 

 

 

Shipping Box:

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Fits 10 games

 

Instructions (English):

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Back

 

Instructions (Japanese):

Pictures Wanted

 

Instruction Variations:

Ji21
BD-62_Page1_France.jpg (38807 bytes)

 

Other Paperwork:

Quick guide
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