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Encyclopedia > Saturn Bomberman
Saturn Bomberman
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Hudson Soft
Release date(s) August 31, 1997
Genre Action
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
Platform(s) Sega Saturn

Saturn Bomberman is video game for the Sega Saturn and arguably one of the most enjoyable Bomberman games up to date. Screenshot of the title screen from Saturn Bomberman File links The following pages link to this file: Saturn Bomberman ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Hudson Soft is a Japanese publisher and developer, founded on May 18, 1973. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is listing of computer and video game genres with a brief description and examples from each genre. ... Action games could be considered the video game equivalent of action movies. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Multiplayer is a mode of play for computer and video games in which multiple people can play the same game at the same time. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States and Canada. ... Games, like most other forms of media, may be categorized into genres based on gameplay, atmosphere, and various other factors. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), a video game console of the 32-bit era, was released on November 22, 1994, in Japan and May 1995 in the United States; 170,000 machines were sold the first day of the Japanese launch. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), a video game console of the 32-bit era, was released on November 22, 1994, in Japan and May 1995 in the United States; 170,000 machines were sold the first day of the Japanese launch. ... Bombermans unique, simplistic character design. ...

Contents


Story

As from the instruction manual: Several manuals (click photo for details) An instruction manual, in the context of computer and video games, is a booklet that instructs the player on how to play the game, gives descriptions of the controls and their effects, and shows a general outline of the concepts and goals of the...

The Fuse Is Lit
It was just another seemingly routine day for Bomberman. While flying on patrol, looking for threats to the sanctity of peace that the world so enjoyed, Bomberman stumbled upon something that could potentially throw it all into shambles. Deep in the tangled underbrush of the rainforest, a glint caught Bomberman's keen eye. Rising from the green depths, the Crystal Tower loomed. But the crystals which held the horrible monster Crator inside the tower were missing, and so was Crator. Then a radio message crackled into the cockpit. It was Dr. I...
"Bomberman, Mr Meanie has unleashed Crator and is using his powers to conquer the world! You must get the crystals back before it's too late! The MeanieLand Amusement Park is their secret base. Please hurry!"
It is up to Bomberman to regain control of the crystals and restore order to a crumbling planet, crushing the evil Mr. Meanie along the way. With that, a new chapter in the fight between good and bad begins...

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Gameplay

Like most Bomberman games, Saturn Bomberman features a battle mode as well as a story mode. Along with them is a master mode in which the player races to finish a series of levels after which the player is given a rank based on time taken. This time is then saved to memory and kept on a scoreboard for future reference. The game also features several new powerups. In computer and video games, a level (sometimes called a stage, course, map or landscape) is a separate area in a games virtual world, in modern games typically representing a specific location such as a building or a city. ...


New and unique to Saturn Bomberman are the Dinosaurs which hatch out of eggs. Dinosaurs come in three levels: babies (the weakest), adolescents and adults (the strongest). Dinosaurs can only take one hit no matter how large they are. If a player is riding a dinosaur when this happens, the dinosaur takes the hit instead of the player. As powerups are collected, a special meter at the top of the screen slowly builds up. Once this meter is full, the dinosaur will grow one level, from baby to adolescent or adolescent to adult. However, in battle mode this system works differently. Whenever a player collects an egg while riding on a dinosaur, the dinosaur will grow. The player can jump off of the dinosaur at any time.


The dinosaurs come in five different colors:

  • Purple Dinosaur: This dinosaur emits ultrasonic waves to explode bombs and reveal the contents of soft (bombable) blocks. His ultrasonic waves grow as he grows bigger.
  • Blue Dinosaur: This dinosaur can kick bombs over objects. His kicking ability grows as he grows bigger.
  • Green Dinosaur: This dinosaur sprints down the line until stopped by an obstacle. As he gets bigger, he becomes faster and gains the ability to stop running and make turns while running.
  • Yellow Dinosaur: This dinosaur can stop your opponents in their tracks with his roar. His roar range grows as he grows. His roar causes other players to drop powerups
  • Pink Dinosaur: This dinosaur can jump over soft blocks. When grown, he can also jump over hard blocks, and jump further distances.

Story mode

Saturn Bomberman has a story mode which can be played single player or two-player.


The story mode levels involve blowing up poles with glowing red orbs on the top which are known as Zarfs while avoiding enemies, blowing up blocks and collecting powerups. Once all the zarfs on a level have been destroyed an exit appears, upon entering the exit Bomberman will do a victory pose then a short cut scene takes place showing a piece of scenery moving out of the way then Bomberman walking through something then closes up the way he came from and the next level begins. A cut scene or cutscene (sometimes also referred to as a cinematic) is a sequence in a video game over which the player has no control. ...


Battle mode

Saturn Bomberman supports up to ten human players on battle mode with 2 Multi-taps, 7 players with just one Multi-tap, or only two without.


If the number of players in a game exceeds eight, the game is played on a widescreen arena, shrinking the characters and blocks to tiny proportions, making the playing field very large. This also disables a lot of the powerups including the dinosaurs.


The American and Japanese versions of Saturn Bomberman also supported online play via the Sega Saturn's "Netlink Playable" service.


External links

Saturn Bomberman at MobyGames MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging video and computer games, both past and present. ...


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