(Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Bomberman '94 (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

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Bomberman has arrived to restore peace on the planet, which has been split into five parts by an evil hand. In addition to the nine members of the Bomber Family, the character Rooi shows up to lend a hand.

Jump on the eggs that appear from destroyed soft blocks and you can ride one of five types of Rooi. Each Rooi has different special abilities - use them well and you'll ride to victory.

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Bomberman has arrived to restore peace on the planet, which has been split into five parts by an evil hand.

Bomberman has seen a release on just about every console out there over the years, and while you'll definitely get contrasting opinions on which version of the game is the best, it's pretty indisputable that Bomberman '94 is one of them. Bomberman '94 was...

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User Comments (29)

slangman

#1

slangman said:

Judging by the screenshots this looks better than Bomberman 93. Worth a look for single player?

Link79

#2

Link79 said:

I'm still trying to choose between Bomberman 93 or Bomberman blast on Wii ware. Now this one is coming out too. I'd like to get at least one of them but I don't know which is best.

Betagam7

#3

Betagam7 said:

I'm also considering this but memory is my concern and the TG16 games require less memory

Kelvin

#4

Kelvin said:

@slangman yeah, this has a stronger single-player game than '93 and is a general improvement in most other areas too.

Betagam7

#5

Betagam7 said:

Glad they released this version and not the Megadrive one. 100 points cheaper and no borders or 50hz to put up with.

Angelic_Lapras_King

#6

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

Wow, so this means more Bombermans are possible! Super Bomberman series and all! ^^

God, Japan has had this game since VC started over there! XD

CanisWolfred

#7

CanisWolfred said:

I was never that interested in Bomber Man, and there are too many versions for me to choose from. I guess I'll have to pass on this one.

Betagam7

#8

Betagam7 said:

Didn't the SNES bombermans peak and then get worse as they went on. That's the way I remember Super Play telling it. I have Bomberman for the Saturn but I'd like the immediacy of a Wii version

Bass_X0

#9

Bass_X0 said:

Super Bomberman 3 is pretty good. 4 is maybe slightly better. 5 seems like a big step backwards. And Saturn Bomberman is the best traditional Bomberman game.

Hilanderous

#10

Hilanderous said:

I have Mega Bomberman; how is this "superior" to the megadrive one? Isn't the megadrive a more powerful system?

DrakeStaff

#11

Drake said:

The most obvious thing this has over Mega Bomberman is that this supports 5-player, while Mega can only do up to 4. For the rest it's a matter of taste, but most (sane :p) people prefer the TG16's sound chip to the Mega Drive's. The graphics are about the same.

CorbsAdmin

#12

Corbs said:

This is my all-time favorite Bomberman game. And Twinbee is fantastic as well. Hudson and Konami picked two great games with these.

Kobayashi

#15

Kobayashi said:

Bomberman is one my favorite game series. I like Bomberman ´93 very much and of course I put Bomberman ´94 on my VC wish list.

tatemon555

#16

tatemon555 said:

@Kobayashi: You are officially one of my best friends. Bomberman, in my opinion, is the best multiplayer series ever, and ranks itself for me just under Mario.

Shinnok

#17

Shinnok said:

Most people like Mario, though I can't understand why. The older games were pretty fun, and Super Mario 64 was fun, but other than that, it baffles me.

MexicanJonny10

#18

MexicanJonny10 said:

@shinnok
youre crazy man! Galaxy? Mario Party? Super Strikers? Mario Baseball? Sunshine? MK wii? MK: Double Dash? many cool recent mario games

which one should i get? bomberman blast or this one when it comes out?

Bass_X0

#21

Bass_X0 said:

Super Bomberman 3 has the best music, I just love the remixes from Super Bomberman (which also has some great music too). I want them to come to VC.

DrakeStaff

#23

Drake said:

@ Bass X0: Totally, when I first heard SB3's music I was amazed the SNES could pull off music that awesome :p

Alexei123

#26

Alexei123 said:

Kobayashi in the game, in your video, I didn't see the load option is that because there is no saving of progress or that you were just starting?

Honorio

#28

Honorio said:

I played Bomberman 93 before and liked it. I never bought it but should I buy Bomberman 93, 94, or Bomberman Blast?

Beau_Skunk

#29

Beau_Skunk said:

In answer Klapaucius's question:
Yes, you can play with CP opponents. (Like in BM'93) On one of the options just press up, or down to toggle between HMN & CP players.
You can even make all 5 players CP if you want oddly.
The game's actually still alot of fun with CP opponents so even when nobody's around, the "Battle Game" is still alot of fun.

I recently got this VC game (got it instead of '93 sense this looked better) and I have to say it's pretty good. Single-player mode is challenging, and has a nice variety of levels.
"Battle Game" is one of the best you'll find in a 2D Bomberman game to. With 10 levels, a team mode option, and multiple characters to chose from. (Including a Sumo Bomberman.)

Being an "import" game the Japanese text on the VS mode screens may be confusing at first, (the game remains untranslated, but don't worry it has some english text to, like on the title screen options) but it doesn't take long to figure out what the battle options mean if you play around with 'em a bit.

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