B.O.B.

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B.O.B.
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,9008,900 EM20019
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9559.95[2] 719201
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[5][3] E241SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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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 Nintendo.

Story

B.O.B. is a teenage robot going on his first date, and his father tells him to be back by 11 PM 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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English B.O.B. B.O.B.
English (US) B.O.B. B.O.B.
Japanese スペースファンキーB.O.B. Space Funky B.O.B.

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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Print advert in GamePro (US) #46: "May 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #141: "August 1993" (1993-07-15)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
31 №13, p40-41
Sega Mega Drive
31
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
53
[10]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
78
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
63
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
80
[14]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4 (RU)
40
[15]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
78
[16]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[18]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[19]
Hyper (AU)
65
[20]
Joypad (FR) PAL
82
[21]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
52
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
50
[4]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
87
[23]
Mega Action (UK)
87
[24]
Mega Force (FR)
83
[25]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
60
[26]
Megazin (SI)
67
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
77
[28]
Player One (FR)
79
[29]
Sega Magazin (DE)
70
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
67
[3]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
59
[31]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
80
[32]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
82
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
34
[34]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
73
[35]
Top Secret (PL)
75
[36]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
58
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
66
Based on
31 reviews

B.O.B.

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Bob md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, FR

B.O.B. MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart

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 Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 78
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 42
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 47
  5. Computer & Video Games, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 122
  6. GamePro, "July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 60
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 20
  8. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 23
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1993" (JP; 1993-11-08), page 25
  11. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 37
  12. Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 89
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 28
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 291
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 4, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 21
  16. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 27
  17. Famitsu, "1993-11-26" (JP; 1993-11-12), page 1
  18. GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 76
  19. Hippon Super, "January 1994" (JP; 1993-12-03), page 41
  20. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 64
  21. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 78
  22. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1994" (JP; 1994-01-XX), page 67
  23. Mega Action, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 20
  24. Mega Action, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-04), page 80
  25. Mega Force, "Ete 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 108
  26. MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 72
  27. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 10/11, Junij/Julij 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 40
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 88
  29. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1993" (FR; 1993-07-10), page 78
  30. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 60
  31. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 82
  32. Sega Zone, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 52
  33. Sega Force Mega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 60
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  35. Sonic the Comic, "October 30th 1993" (UK; 1993-10-30), page 12
  36. Top Secret, "Luty 1995" (PL; 1995-xx-xx), page 57
  37. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 17
B.O.B.

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