Bomberman Review by: Eddy88Bomberman (NES) Review.The Story of a Robot.
If when being Kid, you had a Nintendo console (NES, Game Boy, SNES, N64, etc.) I bet you have heard about Hudson Soft... Yes, Hudson Soft. Even if it wasn't exactly a very famous company like others, It used to gave us pretty good games. (Such as the Adventure Island series) And... If you heard about Hudson Soft... I'm pretty sure you have also heard about Bomberman the Company's pet. Who hasn't played one of his games?, alone or with a bunch of friends (I say with friends because I'm pretty sure that the most part of you enjoyed of a Battle game on one of his games at least one time.) these used to gave us lots of fun when kids... Today, I'm going to talk about his least known Game
: The 1st. One... Which was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Time to take a seat, and enjoy this review.
Story: On the depths of the Earth, near to the center of the same... There's a big Underground factory. Which is under the control of Evil forces. Our Hero, Bomberman, is one of the Robots that are forced to work under the production of Bombs. However, Bomberman doesn't enjoys this work as the other Robots do. Once, our hero hears about a Legend, this Legend tells that if one Robot manages to escape to the surface, and it's touched by sunlight, it will become a Human. Bomberman decides to figure out if it's true by himself, unfortunately. The other robots of the Factory discover his plan... And then go after him it, The only defence of our Hero, are the Bombs that he produces. Armed only with those, and with his courage. He starts his adventure... (7/10)
Graphics: Let's be honest... Graphics aren't really good. Just take a Look at Bomberman's sprite: It doesn't look like a Robot. It looks more like an astronaut. However, the enemies are pretty decent. The only problem about these is that is the same enemy, but with other shape and color. (Which can be Blue, Orange or Red) Backgrounds are the worst part... It's the same over and over, with the same walls but in a different order. I think they could have done it better on this aspect. (5/10)
Sound: The good side: This game has a lot of different sounds... You can hear the sound of Bomberman walking (it can be annoying the 1st. Time... But with the time you get used to it.), the explosion of the Bombs, etc. Also, there are a few tracks on the game, luckily, these are quite good (Specially the tune that plays when you pass the stage.) (7/10)
Addictiveness: This game can be quite addictive, once you get used to the gameplay and difficulty, it can be pretty a pretty addictive game. (7/10)
Depth: This game has a good depth, The objective of every stage is defeating all the enemies on it , and then find the door that leads to the next one before you run out of time... This work that must be done with the Bombs. To make things easier, there are different items that can help you (Like the Flame, that upgrades the explosion of the bombs, or the Rollers, that upgrade the speed of Bomberman. The bad thing, is there's only one per stage...) There are 50 stages on this game, Also, there aren't two similar stages... Because the location of the exit door and the Items it's random. (7/10)
Difficulty: The difficulty on this game is fair... As long you progress, there will appear more enemies, everyone with different speed and skills. Thing that makes them hard to kill. Also, as said before, this game is completely random... So, you don't know what kind of Enemies and Items you'll find. (8/10)Final Rating: 7.
This isn't one of the best Bomberman games out there... It has a few bad things on it, but, those are forgivable... Since it's the 1st. Game. If you like Bomberman games, you should give a try to this one. Just play it and you'll see how fun it can be.