Mega Bombermana game by Hudson Soft
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Rejoice, bomber fans, your tiny hero has surfaced on the Genesis at last, and he won't disappoint you. New levels, new enemies, and plenty of other new touches make this game one of the best bombers ever.
Just when you thought the original Bomberman concept was exhausted, Sega revitalized the explosive little guy with great new adventures for his Genesis debut. In the one-player Standard game, you scurry around odd-shaped fields, laying bombs to destroy weird new critters and big bosses while trying to reach the exits before time runs out. Like Super Bomberman 2 on the SNES, which also introduced new action/adventure levels, these new Genesis levels invigorate the basic Bomberman concept, which is almost five years old.
In addition, you can also challenge up to three other friends in the traditional Battle, which presents the familiar grids, hides recognizable power-ups like Multibombs and the Kicker, and requires traditional Bomberman strategies. You also get a power-up that's not in the original game: animals that you ride like Star Wars Taun-Tauns! These touches, coupled with the classic head-to-head (-to-head-to-head) action, should once again make Bomberman a party favorite.
ProTip: Take out this banana boss by bombing his monkey and then setting a comer trap. Be careful -- a single touch from either enemy will do you in!
Super Bomber Sights
The graphics and sounds are... well, they're Bomberman, so you know what to expect. The man himself and most enemies are still small, stiffly moving, Japanese-style characters, and the backgrounds are about average for 16-bit games.
The familiar theme music permeates the Battle mode, but thankfully new tunes highlight the Standard action. More sound effects (like voices or enemy noises) would've really added texture to the game.
Mega Hard but Fun
Just because this game looks simple, you shouldn't expect simple game play -- 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 bombers 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.
- On the Hi-Speed Field, your bomber is so quick that the biggest danger is accidentally blowing yourself up.
- Your bomber travels slower through water, so give yourself more time to reach safety on this wet field.
- With the fiery power-up, the explosions extend completely across the field, so retreat farther than usual to find safety.
- Bridges are safe areas so lay bombs right next to them and jump onto the bridge for protection.
- Your bomber is much quicker than the walking, crawling enemies around you, so use your speed to surround enemies with bombs.