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In the days of the mega drive, I used to own a game called Bomberman. I remember playing this game for hours on end against the computer or my sisters, so when I heard it had been made for the Wii, I went in search of it. I got this for a really good price on Amazon of just over £10.
There are two main sections to this game. The original game and a single player game. The original game is quite a simple idea. You run and drop bombs blowing up earth that often hides goodies inside it until you can reach your opponents. At which point you attempt to blow them up. You can pick two to four players and if playing on your own, you can make the other bombers computer players. You can set the computer on three different levels, easy, medium and hard depending on how experienced a player you are. The winner is the last bomberman standing. You will start each new round with just one bomb, which is short range and no other perks. It is therefore wise to try and pick up some hidden supplies in the earth before you go on the attack. Watch out for bombs being thrown across the screen at you. If your opponents pick this box up it can be quite difficult to avoid being blown up. If you are blown up you have lost that round and must wait till the next round to continue play. If however you are playing against just computer players, you can speed up the rest of the round to see who has won. In the settings options you can decide how many games need to be won to be the overall champion. I tend to set this at 3, but you can pick more or less than this.
There is also a single player game. This game is set into four different zones. In the first zone you are given a number of mini games. You must practise these in the practise area and become as proficient with them as possible. Once you believe you are ready, you go to the final battle area and play these mini games against computer-operated bombermen. There are 40 players in all and you must end up in the top ten to be promoted to the next zone. The same thing happens in each new zone, although once you are past the first zone you can be demoted back done a zone if you perform too poorly, so practise is even more important. This single player game is surprisingly fun. The time it takes you to progress to each new zone depends on how much practise time you put in. It is quite vital to practise each game for a considerable amount of time, else you will not be able to beat the computer players in the final battles.
TIP - If you update your outfit in the shop regularly you are likely to get extra tokens to play with in the final battles.
I brought this game for the multiplayer section and it is almost exactly the same as the old mega drive version. It was a pleasant surprise to get a decent single player game as an added bonus.
I highly enjoyed both parts to this game. Quick simple bombing in multiplayer arena and practise and testing in single player. Only complaint is the games in the last zone of the single player section are not as fun as the previous three zones.
Don't pay a fortune for this game, it's all quite simple and not a huge amount of effort has gone into game or graphics, but a great way to fill a few hours for a month or so.
I rate this game 7 out of 10.
Having played bomber man on xbox 360 at my boyfriend I was so excited when I saw this game, because I thought it would be the fun of blowing things up like it is on the xbox.. But its not quite the same unfortunately..
Not only is there the original bomber man tiles where you fight it out with bombs to win, there is attraction mode, and battle mode. These three different sections involve slightly different things, which was a nice surprise but confusing at times..
The story mode, involves various different levels, which have to be achieved through games at each stage. At level one there is training mode to gain enough points to get your 'ring' licence to compete to be promoted to the next level..
Promotion is not easy you need to get an A rating at each game to be promoted, which is difficult to get even at level one and can take a while to get there.. Even my boyfriend a skilled gamer struggled..!
The attractions mode, gives an amount of games that you complete on the actual game which can be played in single or up to four multi player mode. Which can provide vital practise that you need for each level to succeed..!
Actual battle mode is the classic bomber man with changeable coloured blocks and bombs to throw with the right power ups and kill of your opponents! It also vibrates your handset which defiantly stops you dozing off if you get bored..! You can choose your player from any that are already pre-loaded or the one you have created for the actual story mode..
The only problem with this game is there is so much to go through before you get to play any games on the story mode, which is fairly annoying and even though you try, you still can't skip them, which makes you not want to play the game at all..
Also the graphics are rubbish, so to be honest around £20 for a game of this poor quality and boredom is not worth it..