(Pictured: Mighty Bomb Jack box after being thrown at the wall 50 times by a frustrated 6 year old.)
Mighty Bomb Jack was originally an arcade game, but was later released on the NES in 1987 by Tecmo. It's a 16-stage platformer, but it has some light puzzle elements to it as well. The main puzzle is: "How do I avoid dying horribly?" It is not always solvable.
Mighty Bomb Jack throws a lot of bullshit at the player, some of which has to be seen to be believed, and much that cannot be seen because it's invisible stuff that you have to find through trial and error and is also required to complete the game with the best ending.
That said, I think it's a fun game, in moderation. The jumping physics are what make this game worthwhile to me, as they're actually extremely precise allowing for some seriously cool aerial maneuvers. It's also been released on both the Wii Virtual Console and, very recently, the 3DS Virtual Console as well if you want to play along!
|Levels 1 through 3||YouTube|
|Levels 4 through 6||YouTube|
|Levels 7 through 10||YouTube|
|Levels 11 through 13||YouTube|