Pocket Bomberman

reference

Japanese manual

Download here (21mb Zip file)

English manual

Download here (3.4MB Zip file) (thanks to DragonBomber for scanning this!)

excerpts

Story (from English manual, page 4)

Long, long ago, the sun was shrouded by a dark and sinister cloud. Within seconds, darkness spread across the land. No longer could the sun reach the hills and valleys of the beautiful landscape.

An old legend told that the cause for the appearanced of the cloud was a huge monster. That ugly creature laid a curse upon the legendary "Sword of the Sun" and sealed its power.

Now you are the noly hope for the empire. Climb the "Evil Mountain" and collect the five "Power Stones"to break the curse of the sword.

Each stone is guarded by a cruel monster which you must defeat in an intensive battle. Start your quest with only your wits plus a few bombs to protect you, and bring back the sunlight to your country.

At the moment, only the English text is transcribed.

intro


・・・これは、ボンバーマンの
とおいそせんのものかたり・・・

せかいはやみなとざされ、
「ひかり」をとりもどすという

「ゆうしゃ」のたんじょうが
まちのぞまれていた じざい

てないれたものな

「ゆうしゃ」のしょうごうが
あたえられる

「たいようのつるぎ」をもとめて

びとりのせんし・ボンバーマンが
たちあがった

でんせつなよると

5つの「パワーストーン」を
あつめたとき

「たいようのつるぎ」の
ふういんがとける という

しかし、「パワーストーン」は
「あくまのやま」の5つのせかいの

それぞれの「しはいしゃ」が
まもっている

せかいな「ひかり」を
とりもどすため

ボンバーマンは
「あくまのやま」へと むかう!


Long, long ago...
The sun was covered
by a dark
and heavy cloud.


It was said
that the cause
was a monster
who had sealed
the "Sword of
the Sun".


It was also said
that in order to
unseal
the "Sword of
the Sun"


a hero must
collect five
"Power Stones"
which were


guarded by
five monsters
in the
"Evil Mountain".
Bomberman was
forced to take up
the challenge of
collecting
all the
"Power Stones",
as he was
the last hero
capable of beating
such strong
monsters.

ending


Finally, he reached the place where the "Sword of the Sun" was sealed.


Now he can unseal it with the five "Power Stones"!!


Well done, Bomberman!!


The sun is once again shining on us!!


The End.

Hudson page (backup)

The kind of promotional site that has no gameplay footage whatsoever. One of the images is missing from the backup.

Official Nintendo Magazine (issue 66)


[click to enlarge (approx. 550kb each)

Dated March 1998, Tim Street gives a quick glance at the game, complimenting its change of design for adapting to the Game Boy's limitations. The info box also believes the game not only has a save feature, but a head-to-head 2-player mode. Who proofreads these things?

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