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B.O.B.
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,900 EM20019
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95[1] 719201
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2][3] E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



B.O.B., known as Space Funky B.O.B. (スペースファンキーB.O.B.) in Japan, is a 1993 platforming run-and-gun developed by Electronic Arts, Chris Gray Enterprises, and Foley Hi-Tech and published by Electronic Arts for the Sega Mega Drive and Super NES.

Story

B.O.B. is a teenage robot going on his first date, and his father tells him to be back by 11PM with the family rocket intact or else he will never drive again... but along the way, he gets confused by an end-of-lane sign and crashes head-on into a guard asteroid, falling into a strange place (the first level) in a hostile asteroid belt, and must now fight his way back (with the aid of a new gun).

Gameplay

C jumps. B shoots the gun. A uses a special weapon, called a Remote. Start opens up the weapon select menu; use B to cycle through possible gun bullets (or a fist, see below) and A cycles through possible Remotes. You have limited ammunition on each weapon; if you run out of all types bullets for the gun, or if you select the fist in the weapon select menu, B punches. Ammunition is collected by collecting icons scattered throughout each level. Pressing Down crouches; pressing Up stands back up. You can still move and shoot while crouched, but you cannot jump. The goal of each level is to get to the goal (a circle of stars) before time runs out.

Production credits

  • Programming: David Foley, Bob Rummell, Dean Sitton, Burt Sloane
  • Animation: Dennis Turner
  • Art Conversion: David Foley, Alan Murphy
  • Music: Lx Rudis
  • Produced by: Roland Kippenhan III
  • Asst. Producer: Robert Zalot
  • Assistant: Tony Iuppa
  • Game Design: Chris Gray, Dennis Turner, Ed Zolnieryk
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: B.O.B./Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro US 046.pdfGamePro US 046.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #46: "May 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #48: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[4]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[5]
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CVG UK 141.pdfCVG UK 141.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #141: "August 1993" (1993-07-15)
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MegaForce ES 17.pdfMegaForce ES 17.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hobby Consolas (ES) #24: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
78 №144, p89[7]
78 №1, p27Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[8]
70 №51, p74[1]
31 №13, p40-41
50 №11, p47
87 №3, p20-21
60 №20, p72-74
77 №10, p88-89[9]
79 №33, p78-79
67 №46, p42-43[3]
59 №23, p82
80 №10, p52-53
82 №2, p60-61[10]
73 №12, p12
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
BOB MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Bob md us cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
BOB MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Bob md us cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
BOB MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
SpaceFancyBOB MD JP CartTop.jpg
SpaceFunkyBob MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR

BOB MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR

B.O.B. MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 eaa2acb7
MD5 6dd99077ae4e896155a88363b0649080
SHA-1 84d63c848d68d844dbcf360040a87a0c93d67f74
1MB 1993-07 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e9310d3b
MD5 26b5f14afbacb91fec2c461298ad2e86
SHA-1 2d0e4423e28d7175fc27a9c5b1cb86f1d5cedd3e
1MB 1993-11 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 e3e8421e
MD5 ac007195a983cf2c8057f144e3c58206
SHA-1 eb5e4221b13372f2155ac80e88eb1114a6e2ccc7
1MB 1992-10

References