Nintendo Bomberman

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Arcade Classics

See also: Bomberman Games

Bomberman has been put to work in an underground compound at the center of the Earth. One day he learned that he can become a human by escaping from the center of the Earth and made in to the surface. He can only rely on bombs of his own production for his defense. Will Bomberman ever make it to the surface?

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  • Machine: NEC TurboGrafx - 16

Bomberman is an action-puzzle game that's just a little unlike anything else for the NEC TurboGrafx-16. As the robot Bomberman, you have to run through each of the game's 50 mazes, planting bombs in the paths of the nasty creatures that live there.

Some of the walls in each maze can be destroyed and some are indestructible, but it's easy to tell them apart. The basic strategy is to place your bombs to blow up some of the creatures while keeping the rest confined until you're ready to deal with them.

Bomberman isn't immune to his own bombs - it's perfectly possible to get caught in your own explosions. This is pretty embarrassing when it happens, and it's a lot easier to do than you might think.

When you've destroyed all of the creatures in a maze, one section of wall begins to flash, showing where the power-up item for that level is hidden. Among other things, power-ups can increase the force of your explosions, give you extra speed, increase the number of bombs you can plant at once, and allow you to detonate bombs at the touch of a button.

The one section of wall that never flashes, however, is the section where the exit is hidden. The only way to find it is to methodically destroy every inch of the walls. Since you're working against a time limit, this can be a real problem, and some players may find it annoying. If the exit happens to be hidden in the last bit of wall left in the maze, a bonus symbol appears and you may get an incredible number of points - but that's small consolation for losing a life, and it doesn't happen very often.

Most games require you to shoot things in front of you, but Bomberman is different. You have to rely on a good sense of timing, rather than dead aim, to eliminate your enemies. The action takes some getting used to, but it's an oddly addictive sort of game. It seems simple at first, but gets more difficult as you progress.

Judging from the cute graphics, you might conclude that Bomberman is aimed at younger players - but it will probably appeal to gamers of all ages.

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Bomberman has been put to work in an underground compound at the center of the Earth. One day he learned that he can become a human by escaping from the center of the Earth and make it to the surface. He can only rely on bombs of his own production for his defense. Will Bomberman ever make it to the surface?

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