List of Bomberman video games

Summary

This is a list of Bomberman video games.

Console and PC games

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomberman / Bakudan Otoko Japan 1983
European Union 1984
NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001 mkII, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp MZ-700, Sharp MZ-2000, Sharp X1, MSX, ZX Spectrum Original releases in Japan named Bakudan Otoko on most covers, but Bomberman in the game, released for MSX and ZX Spectrum in Europe as Eric and the Floaters.
3-D Bomberman Japan 1984 NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001 mkII, MSX, Sharp X1 Uses first-person perspective. Japan-only release.
Bomberman Japan 1985
United States 1987
NES/Family Computer Re-released on MSX in 1986 (as Bomberman Special) and on Game Boy Advance and N-Gage in 2004.
Bomberman Japan 1990
United StatesEuropean Union 1991
TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine, Sharp X68000, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari ST Released as Bomberman for the TG-16/PC Engine release, which was the first Bomberman release to support five players; first Bomberman game for the IBM-PC.
Bomberman II JapanEuropean Union 1991
United States 1993
NES/Family Computer Released as Dynablaster in Europe
Bomberman '93 Japan 1992
United States 1993
TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Released on Wii's Virtual Console.
Hi-Ten Bomberman Japan 1993 Custom NEC PC Considered to be the first-ever HD game and said to be the basis for Saturn Bomberman. 10-player multitap support and first game in the series to support ten players locally.
Bomberman '94 / Mega Bomberman Japan 1993
United StatesEuropean Union 1994
PC Engine, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Japan-only release for the PC Engine version, released the following year for the Western markets on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis as Mega Bomberman, 5-player multitap support; the PC-Engine version was later released on Wii Virtual Console (albeit untranslated) on March 23, 2009, in the US and on July 10, 2009, in Europe.
Hi-Ten Chara Bomb Japan 1994 Custom NEC PC Updated version of Hi-Ten Bomberman, which increased the arena's size and introduced selectable characters, most of which were from other Hudson properties.
Saturn Bomberman Japan 1996
United StatesEuropean Union 1997
Sega Saturn 10-player multitap support; first Bomberman game with official internet support.
Bomberman 64 JapanEuropean UnionUnited States 1997 Nintendo 64 4-player support, first Bomberman game with 3D graphics.
Saturn Bomberman Fight!! Japan 1997 Sega Saturn Japan-only release.
Bomberman World JapanEuropean UnionUnited States 1998 PlayStation First title in the series to be released on the PlayStation. Many of its gameplay elements were carried from the unreleased Virtual Boy title Virtual Bomberman.
Bomberman Hero JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 1998 Nintendo 64 Focus on single-player adventure game.
Bomberman Party Edition Japan 1998
European Union 1999
United States 2000
PlayStation A PlayStation port of the original NES game from 1985. Known simply as Bomberman in Japan and Europe.
Bomberman 64: The Second Attack Japan 1999
United States 2000
Nintendo 64 First appearance of Pommy, one of the Charaboms.
Bomberman Online United States October 2001 Dreamcast US-only release; 4-player local, 8-player online support.
Bomberman (2001 video game) Japan December 2001 Nintendo 64 Japan-only; 4-player support. Unrelated to the 1997 title of the same name.
Bomberman Generation United StatesJapanEuropean Union 2002 GameCube One of the first games to use cel-shaded graphics.
Bomberman Online JapanKoreaHong KongTaiwan 2003 PC 6-player support, exclusive to Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Net de Bomberman Japan 2004 PlayStation 2 Japan-only release.
Bomberman Live JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2007 Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade) 8-player online support.
Bomberman Blast European UnionJapanUnited States 2008 Wii, WiiWare One of the first games announced for WiiWare; also released as an expanded retail game in Japan; 8-player support, online and offline.
Bomberman Ultra United StatesJapanEuropean Union 2009 PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network) 8-player online support.
Bomberman Live: Battlefest JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2010 Xbox Live Arcade Last console title to be published by Hudson Soft.

Portable handheld games

Title Year Platform Notes
Atomic Punk Japan 1990
United StatesEuropean Union 1991
Game Boy Known as Bomber Boy in Japan and Dynablaster in Europe.
Bomberman GB / Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! JapanUnited States 1994
European Union 1995
Game Boy Named Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! outside of Japan; also Nintendo's earliest crossover game.
Bomberman GB 2 Japan 1995
United StatesEuropean Union 1998
Game Boy Named Bomberman GB in North America and Europe.
Bomberman GB 3 Japan 1996 Game Boy Japan-only release; released in Japan for Virtual Console.
Pocket Bomberman Japan 1997
United StatesEuropean Union 1998
Game Boy, Game Boy Color GBC release only in the US and in Europe.
Bomberman Quest Japan 1998
United StatesEuropean Union 1999
Game Boy Color Action-adventure video game.
Bomberman Max Japan 1999
United StatesEuropean Union 2000
Game Boy Color Released in two variants, Red Challenger and Blue Champion editions.
Bomberman Story / Bomberman Tournament JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2001 Game Boy Advance 4-player support.
Bomberman Max 2 JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2002 Game Boy Advance Released in two variants, Blue Advance and Red Advance.
Bomberman United StatesEuropean Union 2004 N-Gage 2-player support over wireless play via Bluetooth. First title in the series to support wireless play.[1]
Bomberman (2005) JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2005 Nintendo DS 8-player support over wireless play, but no internet Wi-Fi support.
Bomberman (2006) JapanUnited States 2006
European Union 2007
PlayStation Portable 4-player support over wireless play; North America.
Bomberman Story DS JapanEuropean Union 2007 Nintendo DS 4-player support over Wi-Fi connection.
Bomberman 2 Japan 2008
European Union 2009
Nintendo DS Named Custom Battler Bomberman in Japan.
Bomberman Blitz JapanEuropean UnionUnited States 2009 DSiWare 8-player support over wireless play and 4-player support over Wi-Fi connection.

Sub-series

Super Bomberman series

Title Year Platform Notes
Super Bomberman JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 1993 Super Famicom/SNES 4-player multitap support. First title in the series to be released on the SNES.
Super Bomberman 2 JapanUnited States 1994
European Union 1995
Super Famicom/SNES 4-player multitap support.
Super Bomberman 3 JapanEuropean Union 1995 Super Famicom/SNES 5-player multitap support, Japan and Europe release only.
Super Bomberman 4 Japan 1996 Super Famicom Japan-only release.
Super Bomberman 5 Japan 1997 Super Famicom Japan-only release. Last title in the series to be released on the Super Famicom.
Super Bomberman R JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2017 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows 8-player online and offline support. Re-released as Super Bomberman R Online in 2020 for Stadia and Steam.

Bomberman Land series

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomberman Land Japan 2000 PlayStation Japan-only release.
Bomberman Land 2 Japan 2003 GameCube, PlayStation 2 Japan-only release.
Bomberman Land 3 Japan 2005 PlayStation 2 Japan-only release.
Bomberman Land Touch! JapanUnited States 2006
European Union 2007
Nintendo DS 8-player support over wireless play, 4-player internet Wi-Fi.
Bomberman Land (Wii) Japan 2007
United StatesEuropean Union 2008
Wii Remake of 2000 Japan-only release, designed to take advantage of Wii controller.
Bomberman Land (PSP) Japan 2007
United StatesEuropean Union 2008
PlayStation Portable 4-player support with one per system or with only one copy of the game.
Bomberman Land Touch! 2 Japan 2007
United StatesEuropean Union 2008
Nintendo DS 8-player support over wireless play and 4-player support over Wi-Fi connection.

Other games

Arcade games

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomberman JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 1991 Arcade Known as Dynablaster and Atomic Punk in Western regions. Sinclair User gave it an 85% score,[2] and Zero rated it 4 out of 5.[3]
Bomberman World JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 1992 Arcade Known as Dynablaster Global Quest and Atomic Punk Global Quest/Atomic Punk 2 in Western regions.
Neo Bomberman JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 1997 Neo Geo MVS Second and only title of the series to be released on the Neo Geo that retained its traditional gameplay. Never released for the Neo Geo AES and Neo Geo CD.

Mobile and phone games

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb 2008 iOS
Bomberman Touch 2: Volcano Party 2009 iOS
Bomberman Dojo 2010 Android, iOS [4]
Bomberman (iOS) 2014 Android, iOS [5]
VS! Bomberman 2016 Android, iOS Named 対戦!ボンバーマン in Japan.[6]

Compilations and re-releases

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomberman Collection[7] Japan 1996 Game Boy Japan-only release, compilation of Bomber Boy, Bomberman GB and Bomberman GB2
Bomberman Selection[8] Korea 2003 Game Boy Color Korea-only release, compilation of Bomber Boy and Bomberman GB2
Bomberman Collection Vol. 2 Japan 2004 PC Japan-only release, compilation of the SNES Super Bomberman 1–3 and PlayStation Bomberman Party Edition[9][10]

Spin-offs

Title Year Platform Notes
Bomber King / RoboWarrior Japan 1987
United States 1988
European Union 1989
Famicom/NES, MSX Released outside Japan under the name RoboWarrior; Bomberman-like progressive adventure game
Bomber King: Scenario 2 / Blaster Master Boy/Jr. JapanEuropean Union 1991
United States 1992
Game Boy Sequel to Bomber King; slightly altered and released by Sunsoft in America and PAL regions under the Blaster Master license
Bomberman: Panic Bomber Japan 1994
United States 1995
PC Engine CD, Neo Geo, Super Famicom, NEC PC-9821, FM Towns, Sharp X68000, Virtual Boy, PlayStation Portable Puzzle game, similar to Puyo Puyo and Tetris; all versions except for Neo Geo and Virtual Boy are Japan-exclusive; the original PC-Engine CD version is available for North America and Europe through Wii U Virtual Console (albeit untranslated)
Bomberman B-Daman Japan 1996 Super Famicom Based on the Japanese marble shooting toy B-Daman.
Atomic Bomberman United StatesEuropean Union 1997 PC (Windows) 10-player support through IPX networking; first Bomberman title for Windows, developed by Interplay Entertainment.
Bomberman Wars Japan 1998 PlayStation, Sega Saturn Japan-only release; tactical role-playing game (TRPG)
Bomberman Fantasy Race Japan 1998
United States 1999
European Union 2000
PlayStation Racing game
Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden: The Road to Victory Japan 1999 Game Boy Color Japan-only release; based on the anime series, Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden, role-playing game
Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V: Final Mega Tune Japan 2000 Game Boy Color Japan-only release; based on the anime series, Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V, role-playing game
Bomberman Kart Japan 2001
European Union 2003
PlayStation 2 Released in Japan and PAL regions only; kart racing game
Bomberman Jetters Japan 2002
United States 2004
GameCube, PlayStation 2 PS2 release was Japan-only; based on the Bomberman Jetters anime series.
DreamMix TV World Fighters Japan 2003 GameCube, PlayStation 2 Released in Japan only; crossover fighting game featuring Bomberman as a playable character.
Bomberman Battles / Bomberman Hardball Japan 2004
European Union 2005
PlayStation 2 Released in Japan and PAL regions only; sports and party game
Bomberman: Act Zero JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2006 Xbox 360 Realistic re-envisioning of the character.
Bomberman: Disney Stitch Edition Japan 2010 Mobile phone A Bomberman game based on the Lilo & Stitch anime spin-off series Stitch! that features the titular alien replacing Bomberman[11][12][13]
Bombergirl 2018 Arcade An arcade spinoff.

Cancelled games

Title Year Platform Notes
Dyna Blaster European Union 1991 (C64)
European Union 1992 (Lynx)
Atari Lynx, Commodore 64 C64 port was 70% complete prior to discontinuation of development.[14][15] Atari Lynx version was listed on April 2, 2007, at the Retro Isle.[16] No prototype of each version has surfaced.
Bomberman Legends United StatesEuropean Union 1995 Atari Jaguar It was an exclusive entry of the franchise that was being developed for the Atari Jaguar by Genetic Fantasia and planned to be published by Atari Corporation with the license from Hudson Soft.
Virtual Bomberman[a] Japan 1996 Virtual Boy It was an exclusive entry of the franchise that was being developed and planned to be published by Hudson Soft for the Virtual Boy. It was shown in Hudson's booth on Famicon Space World '95 but its release date was postponed multiple times until it was cancelled in 1996 due to the system's lack of success on the market, but many of its gameplay elements that were planned to be introduced can be seen in Bomberman World, which was released 2 years later. A flyer and a keshi mini figure of the villain God Bomber exists. A prototype from the Famicon Space World '95 show exist but no traces of it has been found.[17][18][19][20][21]
Bomberman[b] JapanUnited StatesEuropean Union 2011 Nintendo 3DS Working title. It was an exclusive entry of the franchise that was being developed for the Nintendo 3DS. It was the last title in the series to be developed by Hudson Soft before merging with Konami in 2011.

Clones

Title Year Platform Notes
Exvania Japan 1992 Arcade Developed by Namco.
XBlast 1993 PC (Windows) and UNIX/Linux XBlast is a multiplayer version released under the GNU General Public License by Marc Oliver Vogel for Microsoft Windows and X11R5/R6.[22][23]
Penguin Tower United Kingdom 1994 Commodore 64 Developed by Problemchild Productions. 2-player simultaneous support. Released on October's 1994 issue of Commodore Format.[24]
Taiketsu! Rooms[c] Japan 1995 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, PlayStation 4-player multitap support.[25]
The Perfect General United States 1996 3DO Interactive Multiplayer A mini-game of a similar style is included as a free bonus only on the 3DO version.[26]
Bomberman 2 1997 MSX Not to be confused with the 1991 title of the same name. Developed by Paragon Productions, it was designed similar to Super Bomberman 2. Released as freeware in 2011.[27]
TNT Terry Netherlands 1998 Atari Lynx Developed by Laurens Simonis and Yiri T. Kohl. It was announced in 1998, with plans to include a single-player mode and a level editor alongside the multiplayer mode, among other features, with plans to support up to 6-player via link cable. It was showcased on JagFest '98 and World of Atari 1998 Show. Development was abruptly stopped between 1998 and 1999 for unknown reasons before nearing completion, and it has not been released on any form by the authors. Only 3 prototypes are known to exist in the hands of collectors.[28][29][30][31][32][33][34]
Bakudanjin 1999 Apple Macintosh An arcade-style game with the same game mechanic as Bomberman but with different game modes and original characters.[35]
Mr.Boom France 1999 (DOS)
2017 (RetroArch, SDL2)
DOS, RetroArch, SDL2 Mr.Boom is a freeware network compatible Bomberman clone originally developed on DOS up to 8 players with features like AI bots, pushing bombs, remote controls and kangaroo riding. It was ported to the RetroArch platform and to SDL2 in 2017.[36]
TNT France 2008 Atari Jaguar Developed by The Removers. It was showcased at the Atari Connexion 2008 event hosted by Retro-gaming Connexion. Not released yet. 8-player multitap support.[37][38]
PopTag! 2009 PC (Windows) Released by Crazy Arcade; Nexon America runs a global version, almost exactly the same as Bomberman and is an MMO.
Bomberland United Kingdom 2013 Commodore 64 Developed by Samar Productions and published by RGCD. 5-player support (keyboard and 4-player adapter needed). It was released as a free download on February 12, 2018.[39][40]
Basement Crawl 2014 PlayStation 4 Developed and published by Bloober Team.
BomberMan 2014 Windows Phone Bomberman-inspired game by independent developer.[41]
Dynablaster Revenge GermanyGreece 2014 Windows, Linux, MacOS Developed by Titan/Haujobb. Supports up to 10 players, network support and comes with 3 different worlds. Source code is available on [42] GitHub. The game is free and can be downloaded either on GitHub or on [43] itch.io. Dynablaster Revenge comes for Linux, Windows and MacOS.
KABOOM! 2015 Apple IIGS Developed and published by Ninjaforce. 4-player support.[44]
Alice Dreams Tournament 2016 Sega Dreamcast Funded via Kickstarter in 2015.[45]
Robee Blaster France 2017 ColecoVision Developed by Jean-Michel Girard and published by CollectorVision, it is designed similar to Bomberman II.[46]
ESDBomber Austria 2018 PC (Windows, Linux) Cross platform multiplayer bomberman clone, developed by students of the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg.[47]
Bomber Games 2020 PC (Windows) Up to 8 local layers, new original mechanics, includes level editor.[48]

References

Notes

  1. ^ Virtual Bomberman (バーチャル ボンバーマン, Bācharu Bonbāman)
  2. ^ Bomberman 3DS (ボンバーマン 3DS, Bonbāman 3DS)
  3. ^ Taiketsu! Rooms (対決るみーず!, Taiketsu! Rumiizu)

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External links

  • Bomberman Series Game List - Hudson Soft (Japanese) on Wayback Machine - March 15, 2010.
  • Bomberman series at MobyGames
  • "The 10-Best Video-Game Franchises". GamePro. July 7, 2006.