For the Creature Spell, see Time Bomb (Creature Spell).

Time Bomb
Time Bomb being researched.
Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Description A cut spell which would've turned Imps into suicide bombers.
Icon Concealmonster medium
Spell speech "--"

Soundicon Click to listen

Can be powered up Yes
Cost 2000-2800[1]
Damage 300-1100?[1]
Castable area Unknown, assumed to be used on Imps.
/ All ground including temporarily revealed ground.[1]
Research time --

Time Bomb is a Keeper Spell cut from Dungeon Keeper. It still exists in the game's code, and can be added to maps or researched if files are edited to do so, and a spellbook is created as normal, labelled Time Bomb, but has the graphic for Conceal Monster. It cannot be used ingame, as there is no slot for it due to all 16 slots being used for the standard spells already.

It was unknown for a long time what Timebomb could've done, but in this interview with Simon Carter, the lead programmer of the game, he says:

"Until about 30 seconds ago I thought Timebomb was in the shipping game. Since it isn't, I'll tell you - you could turn imps into suicide bombers. Great fun!"

How this would've worked ingame is unknown. Reasons why it was cut could include it being seen as offensive (disappointingly enough, it would have fit perfectly with the game's twisted humor and atmosphere), or just it making the game unbalanced by making Imps more powerful.


Time Bomb as it shows up on the map.

Keeper Spells
Dk1iconDungeon Keeper
Armageddon icon tinyArmageddon / Calltoarms icon tinyCall to Arms / Cavein icon tinyCave In / Chicken icon tinyChicken / Concealmonster icon tinyConceal Monster / Createimp icon tinyCreate Imp / Destroywalls icon tinyDestroy Walls / Disease icon tinyDisease / Heal icon tinyHeal / Holdaudience icon tinyHold Audience / Lightningstrike icon tinyLightning Strike / Mustobey icon tinyMust Obey / Possesscreature icon tinyPossess Creature / Protectmonster icon tinyProtect Monster / Sightofevil icon tinySight of Evil / Speedmonster icon tinySpeed Monster
Dk2iconDungeon Keeper 2
Calltoarms-icon-tinyCall to Arms / Chicken-icon-tinyChicken / Creategold-icon-tinyCreate Gold / Createimp-icon-tinyCreate Imp / Heal-icon-tinyHeal / Inferno-icon-tinyInferno / Possession-icon-tinyPossession / Sightofevil-icon-tinySight of Evil / Summonhorny-icon-tiny-editSummon Horny / Thunderbolt-icon-tinyThunderbolt / Tremor-icon-tinyTremor / Turncoat-icon-tinyTurncoat
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Concealmonster icon tinyTime Bomb
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 According to the Dungeon Keeper FX magic.cfg
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