• Developer: Sega
  • Genre: Arcade/Action
  • Originally on: Saturn (1998)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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  • User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Game Overview

One of the best multiplayer games ever to hit the home systems just got better. The Bomberman series comes to the Saturn and takes full advantage of its sprite processing power.

How so? Well, most of us have fond memories of great four-player Bomberman battles. The Saturn version will allow up to 10 players to fight at the same time. You can imagine how busy the screen is going to get with 10 people trying to blow each other up at the same time. You can also imagine how messy your living room is going to be with two multitaps and 10 sets of Saturn controller wires running around everywhere.

The game features three modes of play. The Battle Mode made the series popular. Fight out battles against other human or CPU controlled opponents in a variety of unique arenas.

The Normal Mode is a one- or two-player cooperative game where you'll have to travel the world and fight an odd assortment of CPU enemies and their Bosses.

The Master Mode is similar to the Normal Mode but is more puzzle oriented. You have to find the best way out of tricky situations and do so in the shortest amount of time possible.

This newest version of Bomberman isn't the first to feature extra characters in the form of animals (previously kangaroos). In the Saturn Bomberman, you will have several different dinosaurs that will give you new powers. They can help you stun opponents, lob bombs over walls and even jump over obstacles and blasts. You can even upgrade your dinosaurs to a bigger, more powerful version. Plus, these dinosaurs allow you to take an extra hit, extending your life for a few more precious seconds.

The only question is: Do all these little features offer enough new game-play to warrant a look? After all. it's the same basic game at heart. The answer: hell yes! What else do you need to know other than 10-player Bomberman?

Don't be fooled by the screen shots on this page. Saturn Bomberman may look childish and simplistic perhaps even archaic, but this multiplayer 2-D action game is one of the best of its kind. This classic series finally gets a next-generation system update, and will be coming out for the U.S. Saturn this fall.

Bomberman is a game that's extremely easy to pick up and extremely difficult to put down. The concept is so simple and addicting, hardcore gamers and video game phobics can't resist playing the game. The goal of Bomberman is to plant bombs to kill your opponents. You can use the layout of each stage to your advantage. Certain walls cannot be blown up and will stop an explosion in its tracks, so use these for cover.

Other than walls, destroyable blocks make up the rest of the map. By removing these, you can find power-up icons that can help or hinder your progress. These power-ups will let you: Lay more than one bomb at a time, create bigger explosions, kick bombs down straightaways, toss bombs over walls, run faster or ride a dinosaur [see sidebar).

Saturn Bomberman contains three modes of play: Normal. Master and Battle. The first two are simple games in which you attempt to advance through various stages by killing off computer drones. Between each world, you'll have to defeat large Bosses in order to advance.

The Battle Mode, however, is the real reason to buy this game. Any combination of up to 10 computer or human opponents (with the help of two multitaps) can fight it out in special arenas.

The sheer number of options available prove that this latest Bomberman is indeed an improvement over its predecessors. You can have a bonus game (where the winner can play a crane redemption-style game to win a power-up for the next stage), a devil power-down of it gets picked up, everyone receives a curse that will affect their game adversely) and/or mad bombers of you are eliminated, you can still play by tossing random bombs into the arena). You can also play in teams in this version of Bomberman.

This will almost certainly be one of the best multiplayer games ever. The Super Bomberman series were big hits as four-player games, and now the Saturn scores big with a monstrous 10-player version. Find some friends, a couple of multitaps and a bunch of Saturn controllers.

People say:


I've been waiting for this one for a long, long time. It was always out there: "Coming soon: player Bomberman." Now finally, it has arrived: the long-overdue, long-awaited Saturn Bomberman. For those of you who are oblivious to the fun that is Bomberman, here's a quick summary: It's a mediocre one-player game. It's a fantastic multiplayer game. And that's all you really need to know. Bomberman is one of the best party games ever invented... period. It's frantic, competitive and addicting. It's also so easy to learn, anyone can pick it up within moments. Saturn Bomberman, obviously, is the best version yet. It l-Ups the competition by offering 1-player mayhem, although I wish the game included more than just the one 1-player map. The other multiplayer levels aren't the most innovative things around, but then again, a game designer can only do so much with such a simple concept. A few new optional features, like team play and mad bomber (where you get to toss bombs into the arena after you die), add to an already awesome game. If you aren't tired of Bomberman yet (it is after all, the same game at heart), buy this one. While you're at it, get a bunch of friends, 10 controllers, two multitaps and a decent-sized television. Everyone will love you for it. I'm sorry, but I have to say it: This game.


Another old-school game brought over to a next-generation system. The outcome: awesome. Sure, other versions were good and had respectable Multiplayer Modes, but now you can have 10 people playing at once! It may be a little harsh on the eyes, but overall it's simply bomber-iffy...sorry. The one-player is pretty cool too with the puzzle elements, but let's face it--Bomberman is really about the multiplayer!


What can I say? It's a Bomberman game, and it's a sin not to love these multiplayer masterpieces. The Saturn version is the best one yet, mainly because of its Eight- and 10-player Modes. There's just something so perfect, so chaotic about trying to blow up nine other screaming people who are all crowded in front of one TV. There's even an option to launch bombs from the sidelines when you die, so everyone can play till the end.


The Bomberman series has been one of the best in gaming, and the Saturn version is the latest and greatest in the series. The Multiplayer Modes in Bomberman are excellent (as always) and original to this version is a very cool, wide screen, 1-player Mode. The single-player game is decent, but is a little too slow and repetitious. Fortunately, the great Multiplayer Modes more than make up this flaw In this must-have Saturn title.

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible, SystemP-200

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:Bomberman supports single modeSingle game mode

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