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Bomberman
Bomberman cover
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Hudson Soft ,
Sinclair Research Ltd. (Spectrum, UK) ,
Paraninfo Soft (Spectrum, Spain),
Nintendo (Game Boy Advance)
Release date(s) 1983 (MSX, ZX Spectrum, FM-7, PC-6001/8801, Sharp MZ-700)
December 19, 1985 (JA, Famicom)
1987 (US, NES)
April 2, 1990 (JA, Famicom Disk System)
2004 (Game Boy Advance)
Genre(s) Arcade/Maze/Strategy
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer on newer versions.
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone) (GBA, Wii)
Platform(s) MSX, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Game Boy Advance
Media Audio cassette, 320 kB cartridge
Input Keyboard/joystick (MSX, ZX Spectrum)
Famicom/NES controller (NES)

Bomberman (ボンバーマン Bonbāman?) is an arcade-style maze-based video game developed by Hudson Soft. It was first released in 1983 for the MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001, Sharp MZ-700 and FM-7 in Japan, and for the ZX Spectrum in Europe (under the English language title Eric and the Floaters, Spanish Don Pepe Y Los Globos). Bomberman spawned the long-running series with many installments building on its basic gameplay. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... 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Gameplay

Bomberman in action on the NES.
Bomberman in action on the NES.

The eponymous character, Bomberman, must find his way through a maze while avoiding enemies. Doors leading to further maze rooms are found under rocks, which Bomberman must destroy with bombs. There are items that can help improve Bomberman's bombs, such as the Fire ability, which improves the blast range of his bombs. Bomberman is a robot that wants to be free from his job at an underground bomb factory. He will turn human when he escapes and reaches the surface. Each game has 50 levels in total. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... Though usually light on story, there have been several recurring characters in the Bomberman series that often appear in the Story Mode of the various games or are characters made up by a fan of the Series. ...


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The game was subsequently ported to the Famicom and released in Japan on December 20, 1985, arriving for the U.S. Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. This version would later define Bomberman's more famous design, a robotic anime-like character with a pink antenna. In 2004, this version of Bomberman was re-released for the Game Boy Advance, part of the Classic NES Series. There are two additional MSX games, Bomberman 3D and Bomberman Special, both released only in Japan (in 1984 and 1986 respectively). Bomberman Special is based on the NES game. The NES had its own sequel, Bomberman II, in 1991. More recently Bomberman has been released on the Xbox 360 through the Xbox Live Arcade Service. This latest Bomberman game called Bomberman Live features play against up to 8 people both locally and over the Internet. “NES” redirects here. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... “NES” redirects here. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... 2004 2004 in games 2003 in video gaming 2005 in video gaming Notable events of 2004 in video gaming. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Classic NES Series in North America (Famicom Mini Series in Japan and NES Classics in Europe) are a series of Game Boy Advance games that were originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom and Famicom Disk System emulated on the Game Boy Advance. ... Categories: Cvg cleanup | Wikipedia cleanup | Computer and video game stubs | 1992 computer and video games | NES games ...


References

  • Top Secret Passwords Nintendo Player's Guide.
  • Bomberman Operation Manual, NES-BM-USA, Hudson Soft USA.

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