Bomberman review

Classic refined Bomberman that goes great with friends but isn't so smooth by yourself

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Crushing your rookie pals

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    Getting revenge for a crushing

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    The classic Bomberman look


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    Losing to a dirty

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    cheating computer

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    Single player mode is dull

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    No online mode

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Bomberman diehards can rest easy, interested new comers have a great game to start with and the PSP's library now has a solid title that actually makes use of the game-sharing feature. The little man who could - by bombing - has made the transition to PSP very nicely, but has brought his baggage with him: single-player is a stone around a strong Bomberman neck. The good news, the big news, is that the game's fast and addictive multiplayer is mostly intact.

Ignoring the 360's gruesome revision of the franchise, the PSP's Bomberman is the iconic character in classic situations. The 3D look, the PSP's nice wide aspect ratio, and all the showy new stuff you can do with items advance the standards of the series' graphics and gameplay while staying very close to the franchise's roots (and fans' hearts).

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DescriptionThis is an investment if you have some local friends with PSPs, but not nearly as compelling if you don't. Classic Bomberman action demands friends to blow up!
Franchise nameBomberman
UK franchise nameBomberman
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""