A downloadable game

Rope & Bombs

Rope & Bombs is a puzzle game where pieces of rope and bombs fall from above. The player tries to connect the rope as much as possible. Every once in a while, a fire appears. The fire burns any rope connected to it. The goal is to burn as much rope as possible, as when the rope reaches the top of the screen, the game is over. Any bombs touched by fire will (you guessed it) explode, destroying any rope near it.

The game can be played on a Game Boy or Game Boy Pocket (in black-and-white, or dark-green-and-slightly-less-dark-green), on Super Game Boy (in color, and with a border image) or on the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP (in color)

The game was sold at Retrospelsfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden the 2nd of September 2017. A limited run of carts with boxes and a simple manual (a piece of A4 paper) was available for purchase. All copies have since been sold out. We currently have no plans for new production runs.

About us

We're a small team working with game development on our spare time. We prefer genuine retro for real hardware. Want to contact us? Feel free to send us an e-mail!

The games we make are neither licensed by nor affiliated with Nintendo. Game Boy is a trademark of Nintendo.

Interested in Game Boy game development?

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ropeandbombs.gb 256 kB

Install instructions

This ROM should play on Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2. Alternatively, it can be played on emulators for any of those systems, like SameBoy or BGB.

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