Robo Warrior

a.k.a. ボンバーキング / Bomber King / 로보용사

published by Hudson Soft / Jaleco USA / Jaleco in 1987-08-07, developed by Hudson Soft, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: action/reflex, maze
genre: Science Fiction
series: Bomberman
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

Personal review

"Robo Warrior" (or "Bomber King" in Japan") is a kind of spin-off to Hudson's earlier "Bomber-Man" game. It enhances the gameplay by various elements and it is a mixture of the first solo-only Bomberman gameplay and Action-Adventure type game. The premise is simple. Walk from left to right, find the hidden key at the end of the level which opens the exit door. However, while the game plays rather well there are some annoying typical old-school gameplay elements in place. First a super-harsh time-limit. Your energy goes constantly down except you find hidden energy/battery symbols. Many bombable blocks are hidden as normal non-destroyable blocks. Some stages loop endlessly unless you find a certain item etc. Virtually necessary extra items are often too well hidden. Many secrets are not necessarily bad for a game, but only when they are more or less optional, not when they become essential and when your constant low energy level makes you fear to explore the levels slowly. Could have been really good with a fairer difficulty level. Graphically its simple but ok. Not many different graphical layouts and quite a lot of color-swapping. The music is catchy enough.

# 2012-10-21 14:51:47

Official description

You're Zed, half man, half cyborg. The one-man battalion with a human heart and a computer's brain. Can you blast your way alone through 27 battle zones to liberate the desperate people of the planet Altile from the evil invader Xur? Xur has seized the weather control station; it's bitter cold, and the people have fled underground. He knows you've landed. No turning back. You must recover an arsenal of 12 different weapons and 6 powers hidden on Altile. Megaton bombs, life vests, hyper missiles, super boots, cross-fires, super bombs, energy capsules, life pods, power balls... Master each to save yourself from a continuing barrage of 20 deadly enemies. Wisps, Wanes, Tracers, Strinkers, Skraugs, the Globula, Gholem, Viripides... They're mean, they're ugly, and they're after you. Flying. Dive-bombing. Writhing. Grabbing. Find the keys, or you're blocked in a battle zone forever. Find the hidden chalice and be saved from eternal doom. Hit the switch. This is war!
# 2016-11-26 05:15:45 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

External reviews (6) - average: 61.3% - median: 58.5%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de341989-096/1250%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk1001990-0356/10056%
Power Playde241990-0351/10051%
Tilt 39-113fr741990-0113/2065%

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version of
Bomber King (MSX)

spin-off of
Bomberman (NES)

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