Super Bomberman (1993)
By: Hudson Soft Genre: Maze Players: 1-4 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Nintendo SNES First Day Score: 138,700
Also Available For: Nothing
Bomberman '93 which was quite comfortably the best game of the series up to that point, but could the introduction of a new format continue its gradual evolution? I guess we'll see about that later but one thing it did do was introduce a new bad guy in 'the evil Carat Diamond and his cohort, scientist Dr. Mook' who want to steal Bomberman's advanced combat capabilities for use in their special Robot Tournament. Black Bomberman has apparently reformed his character and attempts to stop the diabolical plan but is captured while doing so. Somehow he escapes and warns White Bomberman just as wave upon wave of enemy robots begin their advance toward Peace Town, the home of both antenna-wagglers.
first PC Engine title, or even the second game on the NES. Both of these are tremendous games but Super Bomberman's immediate predecessor, Bomberman '93, upped the ante in terms of graphics and stage design and there is little sign of that splendour here.
RKS Score: 8/10
Gameplay Video: here's a video of the whole game being played by one of the talented fellows at World of Longplays (check out their great channel here). Oh, and don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers!