Bomberman '93 (1992)
By: Hudson Soft Genre: Maze Players: 1-5 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 First Day Score: 76,500
Also Available For: Nothing
Download For: Wii Virtual Console
first PC Engine game, each stage again offers only one power-up item hidden somewhere beneath its many soft destructible blocks (mostly the usuals - extra bombs, extra fire, remote bombs, speed-ups, one-hit shields, block pass, etc) so it might take a while to thwart evil Black Bomberman's terrible plans! In fact, aside from the slightly different (and largely meaningless) plot, there's not too much difference between this game and its predecessor. The most noticeable changes are with the visuals. There are a few new enemies and some superb bosses, and some of the stages are gorgeous (the snowy sixth world is my favourite). The worlds are themed as usual and they're more detailed and more varied than before, particularly the blocks and scenery around the edges of the stages as well as their layout. All are still rectangular arenas but some now feature obstructions part-way through, such as the watery areas (see above), pits of lava, piles of snow, or other things of that nature, all of which force you into more confined spaces.
RKS Score: 9/10