Bumper Bash is a pinball simulation game for the Atari 2600, offering players an engaging pinball experience on the console. Players control the game using paddle controllers, with the left and right buttons operating the flippers and the plunger.
To initiate gameplay, players press the right button to pull down the plunger and the left button to adjust the plunger strength. To launch the ball, both buttons are pressed simultaneously.
Bumper Bash features various pinball elements such as roll-over targets, bumpers, spinners, and pop-up targets, which contribute to the game’s scoring:
- Top Rollover: 100 points
- Rollover Button: 50 points
- Top Bumper: 50 points or 500 points when flashing
- Bumper Pair: 10 points or 100 points when flashing
- Spinner: 10 points
- Drop Target: 100 points x Drop Target Value
- Rail Bumper: 5 points
In Bumper Bash, the game select and difficulty switches are not utilized, making the game straightforward and easy to pick up for players of all skill levels. The game provides a fun and challenging pinball experience on the Atari 2600 platform.