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90 (Feb 26, 2004)
“So viele Möglichkeiten! So wenig Zeit! Das ist Bombastic!” What the cover announces aren't lies. This game is fairly easy concerning the concept but it makes you breath faster and creates a tension which no other games has ever done before. The screenshots, also present at the backside of the box, are deceiving, because they make the game look like an old, converted ps1 game.
Gaming Target (Sep 19, 2003)
I must say though, they did a bang-up job with character designs – most of them not only look good, but they also look downright weird as well – which is never, ever a bad thing. Weird looking characters rock. Sounds are nice – the music is goofy yet fitting, and the explosions are pretty nice as well. But, again, that’s really all there is to it. For a puzzle game, it’s fine, but since this is a puzzle game, there’s very little to discuss besides what’s been mentioned. It won’t hurt your ears, but then again, you’ll be caught up in making stuff go boom that you won’t care.
IGN (Aug 26, 2003)
Bombastic is an excellent puzzle game that expands upon the first title (Devil Dice) with new level designs, expanded modes of play, the possibility of going for classic or new gameplay, and a genuine design that never swerves from its quirky Japanese core. If you like puzzle games, this is your bag.
GameZone (Sep 17, 2003)
While the single player modes are fun, the multiplayer modes are one step better. Bombastic is a great game for puzzle game fans or people with lots of friends. It’s smart, intense, and simple; making it a great game to just pick up and play. And for 30 bucks, how can you go wrong?
Worth Playing (May 25, 2003)
Overall, this game is a good puzzle game that many will miss. It definitely isn’t the easiest, but it’s very challenging, and the completion is rewarding. I suggest that you try out the game – it may be your next favorite puzzle game behind Tetris, Puzzle Bobble, or any of the others. I would say buy before you rent because of the current price; I didn’t regret it and hope you won’t, but decide that for yourself.
80 (UK) (Jan 22, 2004)
If you're pining for something with charm, accessibility, instant playability, hidden depths, and above all else fun, then for twenty quid you can't go far wrong with Bombastic. Sure, it's the kind of game that could've been made ten years ago, and is as basic as games get these days, but that's exactly what appealed to us. Add a mate to the equation and it's likely to be one of those puzzle gems you'll treasure for years to come.
GameDaily (Dec 14, 2006)
I'll be honest with you, Bombastic is not the easiest game to learn. However, once you get it down, it's possible to have quite a bit of fun in all three modes of play. Of course the Wars mode with four friends is the best way to play, but even if you're alone you can get on Capcom's website and play through some unique missions. Right now there aren't many puzzle games to go around, so if you're into the genre, Bombastic is definitely a quality purchase.
Thunderbolt Games (Sep 09, 2003)
Also containing the entire gamut of sound effects and an impeccably designed hermetic control scheme, Bombastic easily sets itself up as one of the best puzzle games to hit the market in a while. It is not often that a game does so little to innovate but yet is a radical step ahead of its predecessor.
If you like puzzle games then you'll be thrilled with what Bombastic has to offer. I haven't played a game like it on the PlayStation 2 since Kuri Kuri Mix. It's addictive and highly challenging. As a multiplayer game it excels but as a single player game it's not quite as appealing because of the short quest mode. Still at the excellent price of £29.99 it's definitely recommended especially if you own a multi tap as you'll be able to experience the 5 player mayhem that Bombastic offers.
This fact alone keeps Bombastic from ever being able to reach true classic status, although the game is still certainly very fun and addictive, as well as unique and inventive, and with the added fact that it's cheap (The game has a $30 MSRP) and includes the original Devil Dice stashed away within the game, fans of the puzzle genre would do well to seek out the title.
GameSpot (Aug 25, 2003)
It cannot be stressed enough that Bombastic is a game suitable for a very specific audience--that is, players who have a thirst for a challenge beyond what most puzzle games have to offer. The logic is complex, and the pacing is manic, but if you commit to the concept, the experience is undeniably exhilarating. That said, anyone who doesn't find high-level Tetris to be old hat should approach Bombastic with extreme caution.
GameSpy (Aug 30, 2003)
Bombastic is a fine execution of a clever concept, and including the modes of the PSone games was a great idea, although it's too bad they couldn't have included the puzzle mode of Devil Dice as well. The one-player puzzle quest is a disappointing throwaway, and the strategy of the multiplayer mode is too chaotic to be entertaining, but the core gameplay remains simple, solid fun.
55 (Jan 11, 2004)
Intéressant sur le papier, le concept de Bombastic passe finalement mal à l'écran. Trop complexe pour vraiment s'amuser, le titre aurait pu prendre une autre dimension s'il avait proposé plus de défis basés sur la logique pure et non le hasard comme c'est trop souvent le cas dans certains modes de jeux.
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