Ball goes bouncy bouncy bouncy
June 4, 2010 1:55 PM   Subscribe

Looking for an old dos game with a bouncing ball that I played as a kid:

I'm looking for an old dos game- I think it was freeware or shareware, where you control this bouncing blue ball. I thought it was simply called "Jump!" but I can't find a game with that name anywhere. (granted google isn't exactly helpful here, the name is just too generic)

It's a topview game, so it looks like the ball is shrinking or growing before you get used to it. You have to time your jumps to move the blue ball along these grey block platforms floating in space.

The game automatically scrolls from bottom to top, the goal is to get the "end" portal thing to the next level. You get three lives. There are lots of levels (never got past level 50-something)

There are special squares that you can jump on to change direction, warp, and so on.

Ringing a bell for anyone? I think it might have been a free game of some kind, not commercially released afaik.
posted by tachikoma_robot to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
aside from the DOS part and the shareware part, it sounds like you're talking about Trailblazer, but that was a C64/Atari 8-bit/ZX Spectrum title.

there was a sequel as well, but again C64.

Alpha Waves (aka Continuum) was similar in concept, and a DOS title, but was a little more freeform that what you've described.

or are we talking about something more akin to Platform Bounce?

also : is this you as well?
posted by radiosilents at 2:42 PM on June 4, 2010

The game is called Bounder.
posted by Sarosmith at 4:06 PM on June 4, 2010

posted by Ruodlieb at 4:46 PM on June 4, 2010

Yes, it was a bounder clone called DSchump! Thank you guys so much! Can't wait to play this game again :)
posted by tachikoma_robot at 5:04 PM on June 4, 2010

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