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The same gameplay as the previous Bombermans, with slight differences TurboGrafx-16 Katakis | カタキス (41128)
One of the best Bomberman games!! Genesis DudeOfMonson (118)

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Platform Votes Score
Genesis 19 4.1
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Wii 5 2.9
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Combined User Score 24 3.9

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TurboGrafx-16Video Game Den (Aug 28, 2012)
Finally, Bomberman is one of the best (if not THE best) multiplayer game ever made, and, of course, this version boasts an incredibly addictive and fun multiplayer battle mode that will bring countless hours of joy to you and your friends. Bomberman'94 is an unavoidable classic and a high water mark in the PC Engine system library. A true masterpiece.
GenesisPlayer One (Sep, 1994)
Mega Bomberman sur Megadrive est un soft d'une qualité exemplaire. Un jeu exaltant, à la limite de l'insoutenable !
GenesisMean Machines (Nov, 1994)
Playability incarnate. Mega Bomberman is quite simply the most addictive game of the year. A steal at the price and a genuine classic.
GenesisConsoles Plus (Sep, 1994)
Mega Bomberman est un méga-jeu, un méga-hit, un méga-tout, quoi! Un jeu indispensable!
90 (UK) (Aug 02, 2009)
Either way, the paucity of good local multiplayer offerings on PSN (we need more games with the party appeal of seven-player PixelJunk Racers) helps Bomberman '94 to stand out as one of the best options available. Not that it needs that help - it's an unputdownable creation that plays as perfectly here and now as it did there and then. While the PSP is good for spending time with '94's sock-charming single-player adventure, battle mode on the PS3 is where you will end up pitching your tent. Just make sure you have enough joypads to hand - and other essentials, because no one will want to nip out for supplies - before inviting friends to a '94 session.
WiiNintendo Life (Mar 23, 2009)
It goes without saying that if you're even the slightest bit a fan of the Bomberman series, you'll definitely want to have this game in your game library. It might cost you a little more due to it being an import title, but it's a small price to pay for what is one of the best multiplayer games in existence. Bomberman '94 feels as fresh now as it did the day it was released and is yet another outstanding Turbografx-16 Virtual Console release.
GenesisGamePro (US) (Feb, 1995)
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.
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.
90 (Mar 06, 2005)
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.
TurboGrafx-16Mega Fun (Sep, 1994)
Jawohl, liebe Bomberman-Fangemeinde, hier ist das beste Bomberman, das es jemals gab. Sowohl die Ein- als auch die Mehrspieler-Variante sind einfach gigantisch. Die Neuerung gegenüber den „alten“ Versionen sind gewaltig, so könnt Ihr bspw. im Battle Mode zwischen sage und schreibe neun Figuren wählen.
GenesisPlay Time (Nov, 1994)
Der Battle-Modus bietet max. vier Spielern Spielspaß höchster Güte. Auch der Story-Mode mit 31 Levels fesselt durch Neuerungen, wie z. 8. fünf Reittieren oder neun Bombermen. Im Spiel steckt soviel Fun, daß man über Geschwindigkeitsprobleme und den mageren Sound hinwegsehen kann.
GenesisMega Fun (Oct, 1994)
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.
TurboGrafx-16Megablast (Jun, 1994)
Wertungstechnisch muß man den Programmierern von Hudson Soft zugute halten, daß sie nun absolut jedes erdenkliche Feature in ihr Game hineingepackt haben, eine weitere Steigerung ist kaum noch vorstellbar. Andererseits war das Konzept auch vorher schon so weit ausgereizt, daß man den Besitzern von „Bomberman ‘93“ (bzw. „Super Bomberman“ auf dem Super Nintendo) einen Kauf eigentlich nicht guten Gewissens empfehlen kann. Denn trotz der kleinen Verbesserungen bei Grafik, Sound, Steuerung und Gameplay handelt es sich im Prinzip halt nach wie vor um dasselbe Spiel - so langsam dürfen sich die einstigen Mitentwickler der NEC-Konsole also mal was wirklich Neues einfallen lassen...
TurboGrafx-16Edge (Mar, 1994)
Any self-respecting Bomberman fan will love this: it looks and sounds great, it’s got more levels and characters and there’s still the irresistible urge to blow up your pals. What more could you want?
TurboGrafx-16IGN (Apr 17, 2009)
So, to me, Bomberman '94's arrival on the Virtual Console might just be a case of a missed window of opportunity. It's still a great game, it's just unfortunate that it took this long to arrive -- it could have had a much bigger impact if it released a year or two earlier. As it is, the people who want to play Bomberman on their Wii have probably already settled for the '93 edition, or invested in Blast on WiiWare. In fact, I'd still recommend Blast even though this one's now available -- '94 here has a superior single player mode, but if you're playing Bomberman for its single player then you've got no business playing Bomberman to begin with. It took too long for you to get this one out the door, Hudson -- 28 months was way too long a wait. Grab a Speed Up for your VC publishing schedule next time around, and you may have better sales to show for it.
GenesisRetrogaming History (Dec 14, 2009)
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
GenesisThunderbolt Games (Sep 24, 2009)
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.
WiiIGN (Apr 16, 2009)
So, to me, Bomberman '94's arrival on the Virtual Console might just be a case of a missed window of opportunity. It's still a great game, it's just unfortunate that it took this long to arrive -- it could have had a much bigger impact if it released a year or two earlier. As it is, the people who want to play Bomberman on their Wii have probably already settled for the '93 edition, or invested in Blast on WiiWare.
70 (UK) (Jul 26, 2009)
Fact is, every sane person loves Bomberman. It's a pure, compelling, balanced gaming concept. It's also well represented on the Virtual Console with Bomberman '93, and if you fancy a more updated take on the series then there's also Bomberman Blast on WiiWare. While I'd never turn Bomberman away if he turned up on my doorstep asking for a sandwich and a cuddle, there's a limit to how many times you need to pay for his company. A lovely game, then, but an inessential download.
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.
GenesisVideo Games (Nov, 1994)
Als alte Bomberman-Fans haben wir verzweifelt versucht, irgend etwas Tolles oder Innovatives bei Mega Bomberman zu finden, vor allem, da einige Konkurrenzblätter es hochgejubelt haben ohne Ende. Aber verglichen mit der SNES-Version zieht die Sega-Umsetzung in jeder Beziehung den kürzeren. Bei Bomberman geht es eigentlich nur um den Battlemode, niemand kauft sich das Modul wegen dem Normal-Game, und eben dieser Battlemode ist stinklangweilig. Die Entwickler haben interessante Extras wie die Handschuhe und Speed-Ups weggelassen, mit denen man den Gegner bewußt ausspielen konnte, und ersetzten sie durch überflüssige Dinos. Leider weiß man nie, welchen der fünf farblich verschiedenen Dinos man erhält, denn die Eier, in denen sie stecken, sehen alle gleich aus. Das Aufnehmen von Extras wird so zur Glückssache, denn ohne Dinos könnt Ihr zum Beispiel keine Bomben über Mauern kicken. Der taktische Aspekt von Bomberman geht so größtenteils verloren.