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Bomberman Jetters (GameCube)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.4


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90
GamePro (US)
For the uninitiated, Bomberman pits up to four players in an arena, where they try to dispose of each other with explosives. As the second Bomberman game for the GameCube, Jetters? one-player game is a decent time-waster that involves plenty of exploration and frequent puzzle-solving through pyrotechnics
80
Deeko
Bomberman Jetters is a nice new experience that follows in the footsteps of Generations... though almost too closely. While the story is different and some changes have been made in terms of game mechanics, the overall feeling is like you're playing Bomberman Generations 1.5. Regardless of that fact, the game is still a lot of fun and the Multiplayer mode makes up for any shortcomings that the single player mode might have. The control in the multiplayer mode is a bit better than in Generations, which is a good thing, as Generations had some rather stiff control issues. Some people might pass this game over, but if you're looking for good, inexpensive multiplayer fun, this is the place to go. For only $19.99, you and your friends can literally have a blast (and the single player experience is fun, too).
80
GameZone
Bomberman's been around for a very long time now. He debuted in the 80's, with simplistic yet addictive gameplay and cute graphics that didn't exactly push systems like the NES, but were more than bearable. Over time, Bomberman's received many minor gameplay additions, but the core gameplay has always been the same while the graphics and sound kept on advancing. I admit that I haven't been following the little guy lately; I haven't played a Bomberman game since the enjoyable (but far from perfect) Bomberman 64. I didn't have any idea that there was an entire anime based around the series, and I certainly didn't expect this game to be largely based around it.
79
Game Freaks 365
The one problem with this game, as opposed to Generation, is that it has long loading times, which Generation didn't have. But, if you can get past that, the two are roughly equal, with both having high multiplayer replay value and little one-player appeal. If the Bomberman franchise sounds interesting to you, I would suggest starting with Jetters, unless you absolutely hate loading times.
79
Next Level Gaming
The Bomberman series has been around for a very long time. From gracing the good old Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to now with the Nintendo GameCube, Bomberman has come a very long way. I must say that my personal favorite in the Bomberman series is between Bomberman 64 and Bomberman Hero for the Nintendo 64 system, and Bomberman Generation for the Nintendo GameCube. Now the great folks over at Hudson and game publisher Majesco have blessed us with a new Bomberman game. Bomberman Jetters is the sequel to the last GameCube Bomberman game, Bomberman Generation. Ase with the previous Bomberman game (Bomberman Generations), Bomberman Jetters is also a GameCube exclusive. And Majesco has managed to get this great title to the hungry gaming audiance for only $20! A new GameCube game that has awesome multiplayer action at only $20!
70
Armchair Empire, The
Bomberman Jetters will not compete with the premier platformers of today. If nothing else, it should satisfy gamers looking for a good party game and a little more lighthearted fun during their breaks away from their more serious games.
70
Game Chronicles
Bomberman Jetters has its faults. Bad voice acting, dated graphics and a preternaturally challenging multiplayer AI all detract from the general experience it provides. However, they aren't enough to kill its charm, well-tuned gameplay and multiplayer allure. It's nothing fans haven't seen before, but the overall presentation is solid and it's a successful inheritor to the very unique Bomberman legacy. Rent it first, since some people will probably not care for the strange mix of action and puzzle solving. However, in general, gamers with fifteen bucks to spare won't be let down by this latest installment in the Bomberman series.
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Digital Entertainment News (den)
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IGN
The title Bomberman conjures images of groups of hardened gamers gathered around a television, half-empty soda cans on the table, an overwhelming scent of thick body odor in the air, and all in the name of entirely fun, addictive multiplayer matches. The franchise, a favorite by the "hardcore gamer" for many years, has in recent times gone through something of a transition. Developer Hudson has downplayed Bomberman's famously compelling multiplayer mode, in which up to four gamers set bombs in unique and clever ways in too-often-futile attempts to blow up their opponents, and instead delivered enthusiasts single-player oriented platformers based on the license.
65
Worth Playing
Bomberman Jetters presents a lot of disappointment with few surprises wrapped up in the middle. The single player mode is one of the worst attempts at a Bomberman adventure yet, and the multiplayer mode is fun but still sits below the bar set by multiple Bomberman titles that have released over the years. If you don’t have any Bomberman games of your own, I would go as far as to say you must get this game. There’s nothing like a good marathon session of four-player standard battle with your friends. If you’ve already got a Bomberman game – any of them, with the exception of Hero – skip this one. The twenty dollar price tag is good, but not worth it when you can dive into the bargain bin or download for free (Bomberman Online for the PC) a better version. I guess I’ll have to cross my fingers for the next release in this series.
60
GameSpy
When Bomberman Generation was released for the GameCube back in the summer of 2001, it's fairly safe to say that the system was in need of a unique offering. The system itself hadn't even been on the market a full year, and the familiar Nintendo faces like Mario, Link, and Samus had not yet made their respective debuts on the system. Enter: Bomberman. Bomberman Generation was the first fun, non-GBA Bomberman game in quite a number of years, and it also took the series in some interesting, new directions. Furthermore, it proved to be one of the first great action platformers for the GameCube. It is for perhaps this reason most of all that Bomberman Jetters, Hudson's sequel to Bomberman Generation, is such a big disappointment. It's been almost two years since Generation hit shelves, and despite the time lapse between games, the two are identical in most every major way.
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GameSpot
When Bomberman Generation was released for the GameCube back in the summer of 2001, it's fairly safe to say that the system was in need of a unique offering. The system itself hadn't even been on the market a full year, and the familiar Nintendo faces like Mario, Link, and Samus had not yet made their respective debuts on the system. Enter: Bomberman. Bomberman Generation was the first fun, non-GBA Bomberman game in quite a number of years, and it also took the series in some interesting, new directions. Furthermore, it proved to be one of the first great action platformers for the GameCube. It is for perhaps this reason most of all that Bomberman Jetters, Hudson's sequel to Bomberman Generation, is such a big disappointment. It's been almost two years since Generation hit shelves, and despite the time lapse between games, the two are identical in most every major way.