"It didn't sit well with purists at the time, but Bomberman's first outing in 3D was nevertheless a valiant effort on Hudson Soft's part to ensure its explosive star remained relevant in gaming. To its credit, the single-player mode delivers an engaging experience based around puzzles and exploration; the multiplayer, however, fails to retain the frenetic pace and maze-centric chaos of its 2D predecessors."
User Reviews (12)
"I love the bomber man games, before this one. The single player game was mediocre at best, and the multi-player did not compare to the SNES version, and definately not the glorious TG-16 version with a multitap. That's not to say this is not a fun game, the chaos of bomber man shines through and the core game play is still intact with charm."
"Bomberman 64 was my first game in the storied franchise, so sentimentality is on it's side for this review admittedly. The single player was alright, but my friend and I played this one in multiplayer mode about as much as Mario Kart 64 back in the day (until Smash Bros). This is a guilty pleasure that I wish had hit the Wii Virtual Console."
"Bomberman 64 is easy to pick up and play. The controls are simple and each level is user friendly. The game has a good amount of content but the puzzles can feel a bit repetitive at times. Also, story elements are almost non-exsistant in this entry. If you're looking for a more elaborate experience, I'd recommend trying out Bomberman Hero, also on N64, instead."
"This game was great because it actually attempted to do things differently within the Bomberman franchise, and for the most part, succeeded. The boss fights were fun. The graphics were great(For the time.). And the game still contained traditional, fun, Bomberman multiplayer. Bomberman 64 may possibly be one of my favorite Bomberman games if not my favorite Bomberman game. I recommend people try it."
"Devil's advocate here! What I can agree on is that this game is far different than other Bomberman titles. As an eight year-old, I found the controls on this gem to be on a high learning curve, the single player mode compelling but maddeningly unintuitive, and the multiplayer far more fun than it had any right to be. The best part? Definitely the music!"
"Bomberman 64 wasn't a great game. It had some questionable content but I actually enjoyed the game. The powerups, the story and the level designs were well planned out. It was a good try at bringing Bomberman into the 3D world. As a result they tried a lot of things. Some worked, some didn't. They tried, which a lot of companies don't do anymore."
"3D-era of gaming had truly started after Playstation and Nintendo64 came out and many old 2D franchises were converted into 3D form. Bomberman 64 doesn't fall into instant classic category but it does a good enough job to justify a 3D game release. A fun single player campaign and multiplayer that has some good mechanics that haven't been used since. Definetely worth checking out."
"Someone trying something different with Bomberman is something we may never see again, and maybe that is good. This game, though, shows how inventive gameplay mechanics can make a good 3D puzzle game that feels like the original game. The controls, how it looked and the music were good and felt Bomberman like, but fresh. The puzzles were repetitive, but solving them was compelling."
"I may not have owned this game, but a friend who lived next door did. I remember single player being a bit tough, with a learning curve. Nevertheless, it was quite enjoyable to play, with music also be quite good. The biggest attraction however was multiplayer mode. It may not be as frantic as past games, but still had plenty of strategy to it."
"Bomberman 64 was among the pinnacles of the series, if you ask me. It's multiplayer is argued from both sides, but I see it as good, allowing full-range of movement. It was such a major game of my childhood, but remains a game that isn't just tarnished by nostalgia. The cutesy art style and great soundtrack set the perfect atmosphere for the happy-go-lucky game."
"Super Bomberman is one of my favorite games of all time. When I rented Bomberman 64, the new mechanics didn't appeal to me nearly as much so I ended up not buying it. I did like how the single player felt more like a true adventure though. I can appreciate that they actually tried something different, even though it lacks some of the finesse."
"Great game. I do like this much more then the multiplayer titles that everyone loves. To me it felt a bit strange at first (Maybe because it had a isometric viewpoint and because you couldn't jump) and it was pretty hard. But it was also great fun, with good music. The sequel (Wich is third person and thus quite different) is also nice. Recommended!"
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