an older, inferior version of Bomberman on the GBA
when there are already plenty of great, newer version
available surely must be an indication of madness.
But then again we are talking about Nintendo. I mean,
that's like Subway bringing back the "Classic
Meatball Sub!" originally made in 1940! We found
a few dozen boxes of them in the basement!"
not going to crap all over Bomberman. I think it's
a great series. It's evolved over time and that's
what has made it popular. There are elements in the
new game that most players can't live without, mainly
the multi-player modes. The Classic NES Series: Bomberman,
which is a port of the '87 original, is strictly a
single-player game. It's primitive and repetitive.
I can't even justify playing this game for nostalgic
is a rotund little fellow that defeats enemies by
blowing them up with bombs. The playfield is maze-like,
with various enemies and walls blocking some of the
pathways. With strategic timing and placement of bombs,
Bomberman can destroy his enemies and blow apart some
of the walls that trap him. Enemies must be in the
blast vicinity to be affected. There are power-ups
which will allow you to detonate the bombs remotely,
but for the most part you'll have to place them when
you're being chased and hope the enemy continues pursuing
you in the same direction.
power-ups will increase your speed, increase the length
of the explosions and help you find more bombs. Once
you destroy all the enemies and reach the exit, you'll
start all over again - on the same playfield. There
are 50 levels in all, each one gradually increasing
in difficulty - and ultimately monotony.
advice is to spend a few extra bucks and get yourself
one of the newer versions of Bomberman for the GBA.
I know there are those among you that believe that
I'm missing the point since this is supposed to be
a classic port of the original NES game. Keep in mind
that just because it's a classic doesn't mean that
it can't suck.