While the arrangement and layout of the bombs and platforms changes from round to round, as well as which enemies the Mummies transform into, the mechanics of each stage is identical. In order to clear each round, you are only required to collect all 24 bombs in any order. However, to achieve a high score, it is recommended that you collect the bombs in the order that they will appear ignited in. Once you collect one bomb, the next bomb in the series will light up. If you continue to collect only the lit bombs, you will earn a round completion bonus if you collect 20, 21, 22, or 23 lit bombs. The images below show all 16 unique stage arrangements, and the order of the bomb ignitions. Each of the 16 arrangements are used throughout the game.
It should be noted that the California stage appears every 5th round for the first 30 rounds. After round 30, it will never be seen again. In the California stages, the bombs will be arranged as per the stage arrangement indicated, but there will be no platforms available on that stage. Stage arrangement E is only provided twice, on Round 5 and 15.
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