Bomberman Max 2 is a good, solid game with gameplay that will appeal to folks who love the multiplayer Bomberman games...and who doesn't love those games? The game layout also encourages a lot of replay since you'll have to backtrack through completed levels to gain access to other levels and find all the hidden Charabom characters. But the action might be a little too slow-paced for some...and the unfair elements, like the hidden death spots, are a little too much to ignore. The link-up games are a little on the lame side, too, considering that the Bomberman name is synonymous with great multiplayer action. Still, this package has a lot of stuff to it, and it's a good buy for players looking for something that's not too "formula." But if you want the true Bomberman action, track down Bomberman Tournament.