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Bomberman

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.9
TurboGrafx-16
82
4.2
Amiga
85
3.7
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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 Amiga Step on the blue panel to finish the round
Bomberman DOS Each round has 9 levels, and there are 8 rounds to comlete the game. Also, each round is set on different teritorry, so textures and enemies are different and new.
Bomberman Amiga Title
Bomberman DOS Main Menu/Main Title

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* (37835)
An explosion show for Amiga computers! Amiga Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (59)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Génération 4 TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1991 85 out of 100 85
neXGam TurboGrafx-16 Nov 12, 2010 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Le Geek TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 2006 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1992 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 2006 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Split off the arcade game 3 Terok Nor (19022)
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 (63136), Terok Nor (19022), コナン (77429) and *Katakis* (37835)