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Bomberman Live - Xbox Live Arcade review

Bomberman finds the perfect home... in which to wander through mazes and throw bombs

Pros

  • 8 player online action
  • Classic Bomberman game play
  • Loads of play options

Cons

  • Lame single-player game
  • Online lag issues
  • Game options lock in

Old-school gamers have been extolling the virtues of Bomberman for ages. This frenetic multiplayer game saw its popularity peak on systems like the SNES and Saturn and has always maintained a rabid fan following, even through some awful ports and downright bizarre overhauls (the moody, cyper-punky Bomberman: Act Zero for 360 being one of the most heinous examples of this).

Bomberman Live sheds all that for a return to what makes the series so great. Here you’ll face off against up to eight online opponents over a smattering of different levels - all with their own, particular challenges - and try to blow the crap out of each other. Various powerups will help or hinder you along the way. And outside of a handful of extra game modes (none of which are as good as the straightforward, classic style), that’s pretty much it.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionA return to what makes the cutesy bombs-in-maze series so great.
Franchise nameBomberman
UK franchise nameBomberman
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date17 July 2007 (US), (UK)
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