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Bomberman (DOS)

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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 DOS Game can be playd in two modes, normal, and surprising one that adds unknown side-effects available to pick up in the game.
Bomberman DOS On level one, you have everything at low, your speed, bomb explosion range, number of bombs...
Bomberman DOS It supports up to 4 players on the same screen.
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

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The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Power Play Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit Feb 06, 2009 5 out of 6 83
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1992 75 out of 100 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Split off the arcade game 3 Terok Nor (18320)
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

MAT (70534) added Bomberman (DOS) on Oct 14, 2001
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Martin Smith (63168), Terok Nor (18320) and *Katakis* (37744)