Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Bomberman (Sharp X68000)

Bomberman Sharp X68000 Title screen

MISSING COVER

Genre
Perspective
Theme
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Description

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal.

The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves.

This top-down action-arcade game consists of nine levels per stage, each tougher than the other, and each final one consisting of the boss that will have to be dealt with. Bomberman can move horizontally and vertically and lay down bombs behind him, thus evaporating the enemies, but beware: Bomberman can block himself with his own bomb, and thus become a victim of his own bomb.

Screenshots

Bomberman Sharp X68000 Fifth round, the heart with a bomb on it item is the most important power-up in the game as it allows you to detonate bombs at any time
Bomberman Sharp X68000 Round 2 boss Bubbles
Bomberman Sharp X68000 Second stage - Rocky Mountains, that Vest renders you invincible to bomb blasts for a short period of time
Bomberman Sharp X68000 Intro: Black Bomberman kidnaps Dr. Mitsumori's daughter Lisa

Alternate Titles

  • "Dyna Blaster" -- European title
  • "ボンバーマン" -- Japanese spelling

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Split off the arcade game 3 Terok Nor (18323)
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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PC Engine version of Bomberman appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cancelled C64 version

A C64 version was planned, and advertised as if released, but never completed. This version was to only support three players.

Multiplayer

The released versions supported five players, a fact memorably illustrated on an episode of the UK TV show Gamesmaster, when the five members of the pop group Take That played it as part of a challenge.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Dexterity Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Multiplayer Game in 1991

Terok Nor (18323) added Bomberman (Sharp X68000) on Feb 01, 2012
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Martin Smith (63168), MAT (70549) and *Katakis* (37795)