BugBomber (DOS)

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BugBomber - DOS - Germany.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Kingsoft GmbH

BugBomber is a Bomberman-esque multiplayer action game where you try to destroy computer bugs and your opponents with bombs, landmines, bolts of energy, and seeker robots in the matrix of a computer's memory. Power-ups randomly appear on the screen and increase your abilities if you get them and each of the four possible players are uniquely drawn.


BugBomber - DOS - Title.png

The title screen.

BugBomber - DOS - Menu.png

Setting up a new game.

BugBomber - DOS - Solo.png

Setting traps for the bugs.

BugBomber - DOS - Died.png

Be careful not to blow yourself up!

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Things get intense with four players!

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Finishing off the first level.


The only music in BugBomber is a title screen theme which was originally composed by Chris Hülsbeck. A jazzy version was arranged by Matthias Steinwachs. Unfortunately, the game sets up a lot of mute and discord in the middle. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:

sound b50aa

before starting the game.


The music was recorded from the title screen:

  1. as is.
  2. with the above fix on a real Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16 CT1740.
# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 BugBomber Theme Chris HülsbeckMatthias Steinwachs 2:52
02 BugBomber Theme (fixed) Chris HülsbeckMatthias Steinwachs 2:52


(Source: Steinwachs himself on MobyGames.)

Game Rip



ROL.png BNK.png



Located in the game folder are the song in ROL format, a custom instrument bank (misleadingly named like Ad Lib's standard bank) in BNK format, AdLib Sound Driver 1.51, and PlayROL version 1.2 compressed using LZEXE.

Audio Devices


Icon - AdLib.png


Icon - PC Speaker.png

For music, the game calls PlayROL and waits until it returns. If AdLib Sound Driver is not running, PlayROL returns immediately. The driver assumes an Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card or compatible at port 388hex (or a port specified using the driver's P option), but does not actually check for it. Either way, PlayROL runs for the song's duration, or until a key is pressed. The actual game plays sound effects on the PC Speaker.


  Germany.svg   Germany
BugBomber - DOS - Germany.jpg
Title: BugBomber
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Kingsoft GmbH


BugBomber Platform - AMI.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - DOS.png
Notable Songs BugBomber Theme
Notable Personnel Chris Hülsbeck
Notable Companies Kingsoft