Barrel Jump (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 24)

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The last game on side one of the Atari 8-bit cassette 50. What I want to know is – how are these barrels being thrown at you with such velocity? Who is throwing them? The world’s strongest person? Make it stop.

See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX Spectrum version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump

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Barrel Jump (ZX Spectrum Cassette 50 Game 48)

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Jump that barrel. Jump that barrel, boy! Do you know what will happen if you don’t jump that barrel, boy? You’ll run right into it, and that would be fucking stupid. So jump. Jump. JUMP!

See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump

Barrel Jump (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 24)

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Poor old Brewery Bill. Not only have his parents festooned him with a silly name, he now works in a brewery that would surely fail all health and safety checks, and if he doesn’t do his job properly he is not only fired but killed as well.

I’d consider a change in career, Bill.

See the ZX Spectrum version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump
Also very similar to Dustman Dan on the Vic-20 Cassette 50

Barrel Jump (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 24)

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Here come the barrels! Are you going to jump over the barrels? Of course you are! Jump them! Jump over them! You’ll break your legs if you don’t jump, look at the speed they’re coming towards you. Jump! Jump you idiot! Why aren’t you jumping? JUMP!

Oh, you’ve been hit by the rolling barrels and now you’re dead.

Someone sweep this body away. Poor fool couldn’t work out how to jump. Can we have the next barrel jumper please?

See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX Spectrum version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Barrel Jump

Barrel Jump (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 24)

The character from Tunnel Escape is back (he must have finally got out without my help), and this time he’s got to jump as many barrels as he can. Except he is really, really crap at jumping. All that time lost in a tunnel must have completely mes…

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

The character from Tunnel Escape is back (he must have finally got out without my help), and this time he’s got to jump as many barrels as he can.

Except he is really, really crap at jumping.  All that time lost in a tunnel must have completely messed his legs up. Why won’t they let the poor man rest? Whhhhhy?

It’s OK though, the computer gently encourages him to have another go by shouting “LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE” at him every time he falls into a barrel and damages his already broken body. Which he does with alarming frequency:

See the Commodore 64 version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX Spectrum version of Barrel Jump
See the Atari 8-bit version of Barrel Jump
See the ZX81 version of Barrel Jump