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Bomberman

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Sharp X68000
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5.0
Atari ST
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4.0
Arcade
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Description

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal.

The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves.

This top-down action-arcade game consists of nine levels per stage, each tougher than the other, and each final one consisting of the boss that will have to be dealt with. Bomberman can move horizontally and vertically and lay down bombs behind him, thus evaporating the enemies, but beware: Bomberman can block himself with his own bomb, and thus become a victim of his own bomb.

Screenshots

Bomberman TurboGrafx-16 Bad luck
Bomberman Atari ST Game over
Bomberman Arcade Killed.
Bomberman TurboGrafx-16 The first round

Alternate Titles

  • "Dyna Blaster" -- European title
  • "ボンバーマン" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

Let's blow everything up TurboGrafx-16 *Katakis* (37493)
An explosion show for Amiga computers! Amiga Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (39)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Power Play DOS Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Aug 01, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1992 83 out of 100 83
The DOS Spirit DOS Feb 06, 2009 5 out of 6 83
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Aug 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Cancelled C64 version

A C64 version was planned, and advertised as if released, but never completed. This version was to only support three players.

Multiplayer

The released versions supported five players, a fact memorably illustrated on an episode of the UK TV show Gamesmaster, when the five members of the pop group Take That played it as part of a challenge.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Dexterity Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Multiplayer Game in 1991

Contributed to by EboMike (3009), mars rulez (494), Martin Smith (63198), Terok Nor (17833), MAT (66266) and *Katakis* (37493)