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DOS - 1984

Also released on: Apple II - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64

Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform
Publisher International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Developer Epyx, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.61
4.52 / 5 - 29 votes

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Manual available

Description of Jumpman

Jumpman is one of the best "ladder" games (e.g. climb various ladders to the exit) that were hugely popular in the early 1980s. Your goal is to collect all the bombs to advance through levels, while avoiding obstacless. There are some "extras" that make Jumpman better than most ladder games, such as menacing floating balls that will hit you if you don't move fast enough. Like most similar games, Jumpman is extremely easy to get into and enjoy.

Overall, a nice little gem, although not as fun as Big Top or Lode Runner. If you like it, check out Apogee's excellent remake on this site called Jumpman Lives!, which the company marketed only briefly before a legal threat from Epyx forced them to cease distribution.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Ebuzz 2020-01-06 1 point DOS version

If this seems to play too slow on DOSBox, go to the CPU settings and set CPU Cycles (emulation speed) to MAX. ... Then if it plays too fast, you can adjust it down as necessary.

Mr Vampire 2019-02-09 0 point Commodore 64 version

Played this till my fingers were literally ground to the bone. OK maybe not literally. But it was a great game in the 80's and its still better than most of the shovel ware games on the "app store".

Gridder28 2018-07-19 0 point Commodore 64 version

Only got to play like 10 levels and then it ended. I remember Jumpman having 30 levels.

noble8fold 2017-04-29 0 point

Tried this on Tandy1000SX hardware, won't work =(

GAVIN 2016-02-01 1 point Commodore 64 version


Kevin 2015-01-28 1 point DOS version

Had this for my Atari 800XL in the early eighties. Was one of my favorite ladder and platfomers and still remains so. One of the games when I was a kid the influenced me to get a summer job to get a disk drive so I didn't need to wait 30 minutes for the game to load. A CIB copy of this game for the C64 is one of the prize items a in my retro collection.

dawnshine 2013-06-24 0 point DOS version

The speed appears to be really slow cant seem to move like I did with the original

admin 2012-03-15 3 points DOS version

works with dosbox

robin 2012-03-13 -1 point DOS version

doesnt work, crap (have Nec V20)

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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 3 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

Jumpman was also released on the following systems:

Apple II

Atari 8-bit

Commodore 64

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