You can play the battle mode and the minigames by yourself, if you want. There's even a cute story mode that takes you through a role-playing quest in the Bomberman world, constantly introducing new minigames as you go. But, to truly get the most out of the cartridge, you need to take advantage of its multiplayer aspects.
The battle mode is an addiction that has snared many people over the years and the minigames are downright hilarious when other people are involved. Imagine the fun you and three friends will have steering inner tubes down a river, bumping into each other while madly trying to avoid rocks and floating bombs. The minigames all support four simultaneous players offline using only the one cartridge, while the battle mode gives you the choice of starting an eight person room offline or a four person room online through Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service.
If you don't own the first Bomberman Land Touch!, then by all means get Bomberman Land Touch! 2. There aren't many multiplayer party collections that offer this much bang for the buck. And, hey, if you do happen to own the previous game, you should at least consider shelling out for the sequel anyway. It may be more of the same, but it's still loads of fun. You'll also find more people playing this one online, owing to the increased popularity of the Nintendo DS and its online service compared to when the first game was released two years ago.
Feb 14, 2008