Bomberman DS - DS/DSi

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Bomberman DS (DS/DSi)
Viewed: 2D Top-down, Multi-way scrolling Genre:
Puzzle: Maze
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: HudsonSoft Soft. Co.: HudsonSoft
Publishers: Ubisoft (US/GB)
HudsonSoft (JP)
Released: 2005 (JP/US)
8 Jul 2005 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
No Accessories: No accessories


For many console gamers, their first slice of four player action on a home games system was Hudson’s Bomberman, played on a SNES using a multitap. The highly addictive and simple gameplay allowed players to each take control of a different coloured bomberman, and - in a last man standing scenario - lay bombs that explode a few seconds later, hoping to trap and blow up an opponent, while at the same time avoiding being neutralised by the bombs of others, of even your own bombs in a horrendous 'self-friendly fire misadventure' incident. A wide selection of power-ups made gameplay more frenetic as each round progressed. Players could gain the ability to punch and kick bombs at opponents, speed up, and look out for the much-coveted walk-through walls and remote control bomb power-ups. More than a decade later, a piece of Nintendo hardware once again lends itself to the awesome execution of this fiendish and un-put-downable title, the wireless-enabled DS handheld. Published by Ubisoft, this outing supports wi-fi play for up to eight players!

The new version stretches gameplay across both screens of the DS console, with warp tunnels (where you can lay bombs) connecting the two screens. All the original power-ups are featured and more besides, providing familiar content that it’s easy to get to grips with as well as nice developments – the remote control bombs, for example, are now detonated via voice command into the system’s microphone instead of a tap of a button. Familiar and frenetic at once, Bomberman DS will excite owners of the console with its promise of classic multiplayer fun.