Mario's Bombs Away


Mario's Bombs Away

TB-94_Front.jpg (85022 bytes)

TB-94_Back.jpg (72443 bytes)

TB-94_Side.jpg (25290 bytes)

TB-94_Edge.jpg (12530 bytes) 


Date of Release: 10th November 1983

Model Nr: TB-94
Acronym: Throw Bomb
Rating: DC3V 0.0002W
Battery: Alkali-Manganese batteries LR44 (or SR44) x 2
Manufactured: Japan
Sold: Less than 250,000 Worldwide
Nr. of players: 1
Lives: 3
Modes: Game A & Game B
Controls: Left and Right Controller. Up/Down Button.
Other Buttons: Game A, Game B, Time, Alarm & ACL


In Mario's Bombs away you move Mario left and right through the jungle. His mission is to receive a bomb from his comrade on the left side, then deliver it to his fellow-man on the right side to blow up the enemy. The enemy is waiting in the trees and try to ignite the bomb while Mario is carrying it. Mario also has to watch out for the fire from the oil spill below which the smoker has ignited, so he doesn't blow up. After delivering 5 bombs the enemy is wiped out.

Game differences:

In Game B, the number of enemy torches increases, and the action speeds up more. It's tougher for Mario to carry out his orders!


Maximum score displayed is 999 points. When the score reaches 300 all the misses are cleared and if no misses are recorded the points are awarded at double value until a miss is scored.

Cheats and tricks:

You must deliver the bomb to Mario's buddy when he has his hands out.


1 point when Mario advances one step to the right holding a bomb. 5 points when Mario delivers the bomb to his buddy on the right side. 10 points when 5 bombs are dropped on the enemy.


When Mario loses to a torch or oil fire, he gets blown up and has to retreat to his side of the screen. When you have 3 misses (shown by lit bombs on the upper left side of the screen.), the game ends.

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.






Picture Wanted

Picture Wanted

Picture Wanted



98 mm (W)
21 mm (H)
146.5 mm (D)


Net Weight:


205g (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. 5 months


Alarm-Set Sign:




Alarm-On Sign:


Monkey swings bell when alarm is on




Game A - 999 By The Grouch
Game B - 242 By Torsten Lindh

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:


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
TB-94_Front_CGL.jpg (82022 bytes) TB-94_Back_CGL.jpg (78177 bytes)


Picture Wanted



Pocketsize Ji21




Tric O tronic VideoPoche






Carded Mini Classics














Game Variations:

CGL Futuretronics
Picture Wanted



Picture Wanted



Mini Classic








Shipping Box:

SB_TB-94.jpg (17122 bytes)
Fits 10 games


Instructions (English):

Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page1.jpg (106334 bytes)

Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page2-3.jpg (153651 bytes)
Index                                                     Page 1
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page4-5.jpg (214809 bytes)
Page 2                                                    Page 3
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page6-7.jpg (169498 bytes)
Page 4                                                    Page 5
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page8-9.jpg (167458 bytes)
Page 6                                                    Page 7
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page10-11.jpg (186810 bytes)
Page 8                                                    Page 9
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page12-13.jpg (216460 bytes)
Page 10                                                 Page 11
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page14-15.jpg (156095 bytes)
Page 12                                                Page 13
Marios_Bombs_Away_TB-94_Page16.jpg (32895 bytes)


Instructions (Japanese):

TB-94_Page1J.jpg (22974 bytes)

Pictures Wanted


Instruction Variations:

Ji21 tricOtronic



Picture Wanted


English (for the Japanese sold games) CSA (French)




Other Paperwork: