BugBomber (DOS)

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BugBomber
BugBomber - DOS - Germany.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Kingsoft GmbH

BugBomber is a Bomberman-esque multiplayer action game where you try to destroy computer bugs and your opponents with bombs, landmines, bolts of energy, and seeker robots in the matrix of a computer's memory. Power-ups randomly appear on the screen and increase your abilities if you get them and each of the four possible players are uniquely drawn.

Screenshots

BugBomber - DOS - Title.png

The title screen.

BugBomber - DOS - Menu.png

Setting up a new game.

BugBomber - DOS - Solo.png

Setting traps for the bugs.

BugBomber - DOS - Died.png

Be careful not to blow yourself up!

BugBomber - DOS - 4-Player.png

Things get intense with four players!

BugBomber - DOS - Level Completed.png

Finishing off the first level.

Music

The only music in BugBomber is a title screen theme which was originally composed by Chris Hülsbeck. A jazzy version was arranged by Matthias Steinwachs. Unfortunately, the game sets up a lot of mute and discord. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:

sound b50aa

before starting the game.

Recording

The music was recorded from the title screen with the above fix on a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16 CT1740.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 BugBomber Theme Chris HülsbeckMatthias Steinwachs 2:52
Download

Credits

(Source: Steinwachs himself on MobyGames.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

ROL.png BNK.png

Download

(Info)


Located in the game folder are the song in ROL format, a custom instrument bank (misleadingly named like Ad Lib's standard bank) in BNK format, Ad Lib's sound driver 1.51, and PlayROL version 1.2 compressed using LZEXE.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png

Sound

Icon - PC Speaker.png

For music, the game calls PlayROL and waits until it returns. If Ad Lib's sound driver is not installed, PlayROL returns immediately. The driver assumes an Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card or compatible at port 388h (or a port specified using the driver's P option), but does not actually check for it. Either way, PlayROL runs for the song's duration, or until a key is pressed. The actual game plays sound effects on the PC Speaker.

Releases

  Germany.svg   Germany
BugBomber - DOS - Germany.jpg
Title: BugBomber
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Kingsoft GmbH

Links


BugBomber
BugBomber Platform - AMI.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - DOS.png
Notable Songs BugBomber Theme
Notable Personnel Chris Hülsbeck
Notable Companies Kingsoft