Gray Matter Presents
Trigger Development Research Inc.
©1993 Chris Gray Enterprises Inc.
©1993 Electronic Arts.
Release: 1993-12-22 (¥8900)
Released in America as
( SNS-B4-USA )
Released in Europe as
( SNSP-B4-XXX )
Space Funky Bob, aka B.O.B in the west, is a side scrolling platform
game featuring a goofy robot (or space-insect, hard to tell) engaged on a rescue mission
- his own. After crashing his dad's space-car on an unknown asteroid, Bob must
find his way home. The curious asteroid, actually made of three small planets, is
covered with dome-like structures and forest-like jungles. As expected, each one
of them hide various monsters and hazardous underground constructions. And our
friend must go through each area within a short time limit. Bob can use
a large arsenal of guns but also his fists (which tend to grow huge for the
occasion). The game also features some interesting special items (called remotes)
such as Bombs, Flying Hats or trampolines without forgetting
the special abilities he has built-in - he can use his fingers to slide along
ceiling pipes or crouch and move like a crab. The goal of the game is to reach
the blue transporter beam located at the end of each stage and to warp Bob
out to the next area - he then thanks the player with quick dance moves and funny
jokes. A password system allows the player to save his progress every handful of stages.