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Mega Bomberman (Genesis)

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MobyRank
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MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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97
Player One
Mega Bomberman sur Megadrive est un soft d'une qualité exemplaire. Un jeu exaltant, à la limite de l'insoutenable !
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Consoles Plus
Mega Bomberman est un méga-jeu, un méga-hit, un méga-tout, quoi! Un jeu indispensable!
90
GamePro (US)
Just because this game looks simple, you shouldn't expect simple gameplay - it's the hardest B-Man yet. You'll be surprised by the trickiness of the Standard levels and with no difficulty select and a variety of special bomber to choose from in Battle mode, it's every Bomberman for himself. With a little practice, though, you'll master these easy controls and turn into a bombin' fool. This is one addicting Bomber, man.
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Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Finally, a Bomberman game for the Genesis. It's the cutesiest game you'll ever want to play and it's pretty darn addictive. The colors in this Genesis version look different from the earlier Super NES version --- not as many pastels or something. The characters look a little different too. But it's basically the same gameplay. Play in multi-player battle mode or single player puzzle mode. The multi-player battle mode allows up to four players to play at once. Grab your friends.
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Sega-16.com
Nomad owners will be pleased to know that the game doesn't scroll very much, so you don't need to worry at all. However, just like the Nomad itself, this game is kind of rare and does go for a high price on eBay, so watch out. Mega Bomberman is in my opinion, very much worth the price and will keep you in its grips for quite a while. A worthy investment would be to get a Team-Player adapter as well, for your friends and family will enjoy this game as much as you will.
85
Mega Fun
Rein technisch gesehen stellt die MD-Variante von Bomberman ‘94 ein Armutszeugnis dar. Die Grafik ist auf der 8-Bit PC-Engine noch besser, zudem geht Segas 16-Bitter öfter mal in die Knie, vor allem im sechsten Area (Story Mode), aber auch bei einigen Runden im Battle; außerdem wurden die Musikjingles leicht verschlimmbessert. Genug gemeckert, was bleibt ist nämlich das bislang intelligenteste Leveldesign, das die Bomberman-Fangemeinde je erlebt hat, mit etlichen neuen Ideen, spärlich verteilten, aber sinnvollen Neuerungen bei den Extras, fetteren Obermotzen und einem überraschend harschem Schwierigkeitsgrad im Story Mode. Auch wenn die Umsetzung lieblos runterprogrammiert wurde, das Vorbild galt bereits als beste Version, und Mega Bomberman kommt spielerisch sehr nahe an das Original heran. Schade nur, daß auf eine Anzeige für die verfügbare Zahl der Bomben bzw. deren Streuradius verzichtet wurde.
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Retrogaming History
Mega Bomberman, pur non esente da pecche di ordine tecnico, è sicuramente un capitolo importante della popolare quanto longeva serie creata dalla Hudson Soft. Questo maze / action game vanta una modalità multiplayer di eccezionale rilievo che gli vale un indiscutibile appeal rimasto pressoché immutato dopo 15 anni dalla sua realizzazione. Se il Battle Mode di questo titolo, dunque, è invecchiato benissimo e non ha ancora perso quello smalto derivatogli dalle valide intuizioni dei game designer, la stessa cosa non può dirsi per il single-player mode che, a conti fatti, aggiunge poco in termini di coinvolgimento e non costituisce una valida e longeva alternativa alle più allettanti sfide multiplayer
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Thunderbolt Games
Mega Bomberman may have been the only Bomberman release the Mega Drive saw, but it’s a pretty good one at that. It doesn’t stand out among the zillions of other Bomberman titles available, but it’s undoubtedly one of the better ones. The single-player is entertaining if unspectacular, and despite its easy-flowing difficulty it does have a few surprises. However, Mega Bomberman’s main strength is from the gripping battle mode. The four-player action can lead to many possibilities, not to mention plenty of betrayal and common enemies when three Bombermen team up against one. If you can get hold of a multi-player adapter you’ve just found yourself an essential for a Mega Drive party. If you’re stuck finding this gem on the Virtual Console, fear not, as Bomberman ’94 for the Turbografx-16 is essentially the same game.
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Bomberman is one of my all-time favorite video game characters. Although it's nice to finally play him on the Genesis. It's hard to get excited over this game because it's pretty much the same thing. Granted, there are lots of new levels and the ability to ride animals is cool, but it's just not original enough. That's not to say this is a bad game. I like Mega Bomberman. It's just an average game.