Bomberman is a game that does get some attention and is notable. It was created on the NES platform. It was a game that started off a franchise so to speak. There was a port of it actually released for the GBA under the NES Classic series. There would be a port also on Xbox Live Arcade and a shocker is that there hasn’t been a Virtual Console release. Well, at least not yet at this present time and you never know if it will appear.
The main objective is to fight your way through the maze blowing up enemies that are in the way. It sounds simple enough but you have to be very strategic in that you have to make sure to get out of the way of the bombs. That is unless you decided to use Game Genie and make yourself invincible to bombs. It’s really simple to understand but can become complicated. There just isn’t much else to add to it. Just blow enemies up and that’s all you need to know what to do in the game at all. The puzzles do get challenging and it takes some smart strategy.
Graphically, for the time it was actually good. Graphics will never be a deciding factor on if a game is good or not but that’s just a personal opinion. Everything is what they should be and it’s not hard to figure out what everything is. For the NES, it did just fine for what it was expected to be. Granted, it was never going to match Arcade graphics because of the limitations of the system. If assessing it further, it just comes across as rather solid.
The game play is a bit challenging and it involves dropping a bomb and getting out of its range. If it hits you, you’re going to be dead in the game. That’s something you have to try to avoid and don’t put yourself in that position consistently because the game will end sooner. There is an ending but it takes a long time to complete it.
There is some replay value and it is a challenge from beginning to end. You can go back to it and have some blowing up enemies and trying to find the exit as well. It’s challenging but can be something to consider playing one more time if you are interested in it.
Bomberman was a solid game and not worth complaining about. It can challenge you to really put together a sound strategy to get the job done. It’s too bad it hasn’t been released to the Virtual Console and maybe it will at some point. You just can’t say that it’s impossible because when you think something isn’t going to happen, it does sometimes. Play it if you liked Bomberman before or are curious enough to give it a try.