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Bomberman

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
...
4.0
DOS
82
3.7
Sharp X68000
...
5.0
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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 Sharp X68000 Round 4 - Forest, found a 1-up
Bomberman TurboGrafx-16 The final showdown
Bomberman TurboGrafx-16 Dead
Bomberman DOS Bomb will destroy surrounding walls, but if detonated near the item that can be picked, the item will be destroyed.

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* (37871)
An explosion show for Amiga computers! Amiga Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (86)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Aug 01, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Génération 4 TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1991 85 out of 100 85
neXGam TurboGrafx-16 Nov 12, 2010 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Aug 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 2006 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1992 68 out of 100 68

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Split off the arcade game 3 Terok Nor (19789)
Jul 16, 2014

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PC Engine version of Bomberman appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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), Martin Smith (63067), Terok Nor (19789), MAT (93445) and *Katakis* (37871)