- Platform: Game Boy Advance
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
As the title character, you blow up bricks on the field of play in an effort to find the door to the next level. At first, you can only lay one bomb down at a time. In addition to getting out of the way of your own bomb, you have an assortment of enemies you must blow up.
In each stage, you find power-ups that make clearing away blocks easier by extending your blast radius. However, if you're caught in your own bomb blast, you'll have to start the level over.
Bomberman has a very simple concept to grasp. You're placed in an arena with monsters and you must destroy these monsters with bombs. There are also walls and such blocking your path that you can bomb. Bomberman has 50 levels so it'll keep you busy but its the same thing throughout all 50 levels. The enemies begin to move faster and faster as the levels increase.
The original version had long passwords to right down. Thankfully this version lets you save your game when you get to another level (kind of like the original NES Metroid in Metroid Zero/Prime). You can just as easily push the L and R buttons at the same time.
The problem with porting a classic is you port the problems too. Bomberman is fun but being 50 levels long makes the game rather boring and tedius. Especially considering you're dropped in virtually the same arena.
The other problem is that since the original Bomberman never had multiplayer, neither does this. Multiplayer is what really made Bomberman fun.
This is a nice Classic NES Game but to be frank, the original version wasn't much so why would this port of the original be any different? There are still fifty levels and it still gets boring in the middle. But at least unlike other games with the same basic level it has an end.
Easily this is for anyone who is a fan of Bomberman, and I mean a die-hard fan. I'm not a die-hard fan of the first Bomberman.