Bump ‘n’ Jump (Arcade) is the Retro Game of the Day for 23 July, 2016

Late entry for today, but it’s a pretty cool one.

Top-down car game that isn’t about racing, but just survival with a car that can jump unnaturally high in the air for… well… no good reason… as enemy cars try to run you off the road (and you, them, as well, either by ramming them or landing on them as you jump) and into obstacles as you try to get through each level.  Also, there are bodies of water you have to jump over.  It’s a pretty cool little game with a simple yet engaging premise and good controls, noting that hitting cars does make you lose control a bit, which is expected, so you have to take that into consideration when you try to ram a car off the road to not only get him out of the way but to get bonus points at the end of the level.

Played in mame using a gamepad, and despite mame warning that the game has no good known ROMset, the game seems to run very much as I remember it from the arcade.