He's a bug-eyed teen-age android with antennae instead of ears, a gun to rival Rambo... and a major teen-age problem. He crashed his space-age wheels on Planet Goth and his blind date's waiting. Life in the next century doesn't get any easier if you're B.O.B.
B.O.B. from Electronic Arts, is 51 maze-like levels of laser-blastin', flame-throwin' fun that takes the teen android from the subterranean depths of Goth to the outer reaches of Ultraworld in search of a new set of wheels so he can make his date on time. B.O.B.'s search is hampered by a motley menagerie of space creatures, monsters and machines, including Floating Mines, Snout Monsters and giant Potato Heads. In each level, B.O.B. must find the teleporter that will transport him to the next level. Each level is timed, including the boss levels. After all, his date's not going to wait all night!
B.O.B.'s gun is an awesome arsenal-in-one. It carries ammo of varying firepower, from Single-shot (the weakest) to the powerful Wave. Or you can save your ammo and switch to the Punch, a large fist for hand-to-hand combat.
B.O.B. also has a supply of super-gadgets called remotes that help him out of jams. Remotes include the Trampoline; the Shield, a force field; and the Helicopter Hat, which makes B.O.B. airborne. B.O.B. can switch ammo and remotes from the inventory screen or the play screen. To switch ammo on the fly, hold down Button A, then press Button B to scroll. To switch remotes, hold Button C and press Button B.
B.O.B. teases your funny bone as much as it tests your skills. The excellent graphics depict B.O.B. as a melted B.O.B. or as incinerated metal-dust if you let his power bar or time run out. But B.O.B.'s sense of humor shines through even when something bad happens to him. The password feature lets you save your progress during the game. With so many levels and spacey monsters, B.O.B. spells big-time F.U.N.
PC compatible, P-200
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
B.O.B sports very impressive visuals for the Genesis console. First of all the animation is astounding. Bob contains a slew of frames for his plethora of actions. Fall to the ground from to great a distance and Bob will land on his tin tush with his eyes rolling all about. Get to the end of a level and Bob will start to 'bust a move' right there and then. Defeat an enemy and an amazingly cool looking explosion of twisted metal fills the screen, as your jaw drops straight to the floor.
The sprites and backgrounds are etched with fine details, lush and vivid colors. Actually the sheer amount of color presented in this title is mind boggling. I actually questioned if I had seen better on the console. In addition there is no slowdown at all to hinder the excellent gameplay.
The sound effects is nice. Bob’s guns sport thunderous sounds, as a round is blasted from the cold chamber, but the 'thuds' and pounding noises when Bob lands on the ground are rather dull and lack emotion. The music is marvelous. Each stage has an upbeat tune that can only be described as funky, psychedelic or groovy.