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Jump Bug is a scrolling platform shooter developed by Alpha Denshi under contract for Hoei/Coreland,[2] and published in arcades by Sega in Japan and Rock-Ola in North America in 1981.[1] It was the first platform game to include smooth horizontal and vertical scrolling.

Jump Bug
Jump Bug Poster.png
Arcade flyer
Alpha Denshi
Designer(s)Hoei Corporation
Platform(s)Arcade, Arcadia 2001
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter, Platformer
Mode(s)Up to two players, alternating turns
Arcade systemSega Z80
(Namco Galaxian)

Jump Bug was ported to the Emerson Arcadia and the Leisure Vision system.


The player controls a constantly bouncing car while driving through various environments including a city, pyramid, and underwater. The height of the jump and speed of a fall can be controlled with the joystick. The player can shoot various enemies that appear. Points are gained by collecting treasure, killing enemies and jumping on clouds.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Jump Bug". Arcade History. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
  2. ^ "ジャンプバグ レトロゲームしま専科". Archived from the original on 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  3. ^ KLOV

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