Bomberman 93

a game by Hudson Soft
Platform: PC Engine
Editor Rating: 8.3/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Bomberman Game
Bomberman 93
Bomberman 93
Bomberman 93
Bomberman 93

Finally, a TG-16 game I can wave in the faces of Genesis and SNES owners and say in a sing-songy taunt, "You can't play this but/can," without having them reply, "Yeah, but who'd want to play that?" Bomberman '93 is a game everyone wants to play; it's simple to learn, more addicting than Nutter Butter cookies and the best multiplayer game since the original Bomberman.

Bomberman '93 has three modes of play: normal game, battle game and versus game. The game play is basically the same in all modes. You control cute little Bomberman on a play-field filled with boulders. Some boulders are indestructible, but others can be destroyed by blowing them up with bombs.

Some boulders have power-up items inside, and these are crucial to your success. There are too many power-ups to cover them all, but here are some of the best: multibomb, which gives you an extra bomb, up to a maximum of ten; firepower, which increases the length of the flames that erupt from bombs when they explode; remote control, which allows you to detonate the bombs by pressing Button II (normally, the bombs go off after a few seconds); and bomb kick, which allows you to kick bombs (how'd you guess?).

The normal game is a one-player mode with seven levels of action and eight stages in each level. Your goal is to blow up monsters moving around the playfield, then find the exit to the next stage, which is hidden underneath a boulder. The normal game is fun but repetitive, and you receive passwords for every stage, so you'll blast through the levels fairly quickly.

The battle game is a one- to five-player mode that pits players against each other in one of eight arenas. (If you don't have five human players, the computer can control any or all of the Bombermen.) The goal of the battle game is to win one to five matches (the number of wins needed is chosen before the game begins) by being the last surviving Bomber-man. The battle mode is, quite simply, the main reason to play Bomber-man '93.

The versus game is a two-player mode for TurboExpress users, and is similar to the battle game, except there aren't any computer Bomber-men, and you can't select an arena, just the number of matches.

Bomberman '93's graphics are a bit on the simplistic side, but very colorful and very cute. There were moments when I wished the backgrounds for the battle game arenas were more simplistic; it's sometimes hard to spot bombs among the color-cycling backgrounds. The sound and music is the weakest part of the game, but it's still above average.

I can honestly tell you that Bomberman '93 is the only game I've ever reviewed for VG&CE that I simply didn't want to return (yes, they make us send them back). It's an excellent one-player game and a perfeet multiplayer game. If you buy only one TG-16 game this year--you need a higher-paying job--or you need to buy Bomberman '93, just maybe the best TurboChip-based game ever.

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PC Engine

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

T.T.I. has dropped the bomb on the Duo! Bomberman '93 explodes with challenge and excitement for all you puzzle fans! As the bomb-totin' man, conquer such bosses as Shadow, Plant, Bird and Idol Head. Be careful not to seal your own fate, because if you get too close to a blast, Game Over! You must rid the levels of all monsters before you can advance to the next maze. Drop your bombs within the time limit for bonus points. Several icons can help you really blow up the place! Roller Skates increase your walking speed and Bricks let you walk you through walls! Try the 5-player game for fun!

People say:


The name of the game is fun and Bomberman '93 delivers it in quantity. While it is a good game to play solo, the only way to get the full enjoyment out of the soft is to hook up the Turbo Tap and invite four of your friends over for the time of your life. To be good, it will take a lot of strategy and technique.


Take the best of the original Bomberman and add new techniques and power-ups. The game play is great and there are lots of new levels with different helps and hazards. The best thing about this cart is multiple player function. It makes playing the game a blast among friends or even with the competition. Very habit forming!


There's no doubt about it. This is the party game of the year! While it may look like a game for kids, once you give it a try you will be hooked It is a tough game to put down especially when you and your friends start playing it. I like the different levels as it not only adds variety but each requires different techniques to win.


Excellent! After several 5-player head-to-head matches I must give Bomberman '93 the first nomination for the most addictive game of the year' This game has so much strategy, it's my pick for the best multi-player game ever! While single player games are very good, the VS mode is the best, even against the computer.

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