Battle (defeat all Bombermen)
1 to 5 (battle)
Bomberman '93 Special Version was a limited edition game with approximately only 1,000 copies produced. Some were distributed at Hudson Bomberman tournaments, though its main purpose appears to have been for demonstration purposes in demo kisoks. (source)
The game is seemingly a work-in-progress version of the Battle Mode on a standalone Hu-Card, and none of the single-player content is present. There's a few notable changes and omissions: there is no option to select computer-controlled opponents, and Sudden Death is not activated when the timer reaches 1 minute.
Stage 1 and 8 (Toy State and Arena) have swapped positions on the stage select, and the Bomberman HUD graphics boasting a different design.
Stage 6 (Space) has a different backdrop and layout.
This music was recorded using the .HES audio rip.
|Title screen||Intro||Disputed Planets|
|Stage prelude||Game Start||Planet Quarry|
|Planet Blossom||Planet Inferno||Planet Wither|
|Planet Surf||Planet Icicle||Planet Techo|
|Boss 1||Boss 2||Boss Defeated|
|Game Over (looped)||Password||Ending|
|Staff Roll||Battle Menu||Battle|
|Battle Draw Game||Battle Win||Battle Victory|
"VS GAME" was changed to "COM-LINK" in the American release. A trademark was added to the American logo, and the copyright details were modified.
The five vowels and Y were removed for the English version; the passwords are functionally identical, just with the order of letters shuffled around (Japan's "CCBCAAEA" becomes USA's "DDCDBBGB" - see passwords). The Japanese level passwords never use letters U to Z, so nothing is lost.
The computer monitor was widened by one tile and the text crammed right up to the borders in the English version.
The eyecatches after defeating a boss were altered to remove Japanese cultural references.
Boss 4: Bomberman's onigiri (rice ball) was changed to a donut.
Boss 5: Bomberman's kanikama (crab sticks) and mug of beer were removed and replaced with a double V-sign.
Boss 6: This image was completely replaced in the American release. In the Japanese version the two are sharing a kotatsu, a heated table/futon, while in the western release Bomberman is sleeping on Grumpus' lap. Aw.
Seven of the eight Battle Game stages were renamed in the English release, along with their traps - see Battle Game. The credits also renamed certain positions and excised one person's name - see credits.