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Bomberman is a classic, and rightly so. While this original incarnation lacks the multiplayer mode for which the series would eventually be known, the standards for future Bomberman single-player adventures are set in this very first outing. Folks looking for a fun single-player Bomberman might still be better served by trying later entries in the series, such as Bomberman '93 and Bomberman '94, but Bomberman for NES was a great game in its day and it's just as good now. Play it and you’ll see quite easily why the series has lasted so long.
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The first title in the popular series, Bomberman is a simplistic, though enjoyable game in which the title character walks around a playfield, bombing enemies while trying to find the exit for the level. Each exit is hidden under one of forty blocks. Enemies get harder to thwart as the game wears on, but bombs are unlimited, and power-ups, such as timed bombs, a fireproof vest and the ability to walk through blocks, begin appearing under certain blocks. There's no two-player simultaneous mode, the action is a bit repetitive since each of the 50 levels look (and sound) the same, but the game's basic, highly influential gameplay elements remain a pleasure.
Bomberman is a solid title for the NES. Although it doesn't have the multiplayer mode like its later incarnations, it still offers a good time for anyone looking for some one-player action. Now go out and blow up some shit! (in the game I mean).
Just get Bomberman 2. Up to 3 people can play it. Bomberman is kind of cool to have though since it is the first of a long series.