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Bomberman

a.k.a. ボンバーマン / 炸弹人

created and published by Hudson Soft in 1985-12-19, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: maze, action/reflex
series: Bomberman
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
4.4/5

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The Famicom/NES version of Bomberman is technically not the first Bomberman, the MSX and other computer versions were a bit earlier. But it is the first Bomberman with the typical Bomberman character and general graphical look that so many subsequent games in the series would borrow from. Sadly this Bomberman version doesn't have the best and main fun feature of later sequels, namely the multiplayer part. So you just run around the (scrolling) maze solo, bombing enemies and stone blocks in search of the exit door. Slightly above average game, but missing the fun factor of the better sequels.

# 2009-02-07 13:59:45
Description
published 1985-12-19 in Japan
NES-BM-USA published 1987 in the USA
1 player only.

Bomberman is a robot who dreams of freedom from his task of bomb making in the underground explosives factory. He's told a rumor that if a Bomberman reaches the surface he is granted one wish. He intendeds to escape, his wish will be that all Bombermen could become humans.

Bomberman can drop timed bombs, that's it. But he can grab powerups to increase his bomb range and carrying capacity. The factory is full of guards who will stop Bomberman at all costs. They can be destroyed with bombs, but so can Bomberman, so Bomberman must becarful to stand in the right places. Each floor has an exit to the next floor that is hidden behind bombable walls. Bomberman is 50 floors underground. A password system allows Bomberman to continue from any level he knows the password for. The password also stores score, carrying capacity, and bomb range.
The remote detonator & flameproof suit do exist in this game. The only known way to get them to show up in the world is with hacked passwords or cheat device

(Zerothis) - # 2008-09-11 14:34:19
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