Bomberman '94

reference

Bomberman '94 manual

Download here (11.7MB Zip file)

page 3, "Story"

動物たちが楽しく平和に暮らすボンバー星。そこは5つの精霊に守られた美しい星でした。しかし、突如現われた『バグラー』と『ロボット軍団』の手によって精霊の力の源である「精霊の絵」がバラバラに破壊されたのです。精霊の力を失ったボンバー星は、均衡が崩れて5つに分割してしまいました。そして、刻一刻と崩れていくボンバー星に平和を取り戻すため、ボンバーマンが立ち上がったのです!!

Mega Bomberman manual (US)

Download here (2.3MB Zip file) Thanks to Dragon Bomber for scanning this!)
(The European manual features identical content, but has each page translated into about five other languages)

page 2, "Bombed!"

Bomber Planet was a beautiful place, and its inhabitants lived in peace, protected by five spriits. But one day, invaders arrived: the evil Bagulaa and his Robot Army. In the battle that followed, the Spriit Pictures - the source of the Spirits' magical power - were destroyed. Without the special spirit power to protect it, Bomber Planet was thrown off balance and split into five pieces.

But wait! All is not lost! Bomberman has arrived to restore the Spirit Pictures and reassemble Bomber Planet!It won't be easy - the pieces of Bomber Planet are crawling with Bagulaa's robot minions and animals who've been brainwashed into helping the invaders. Bomberman has allies - called Louies - who can help, but only if Bomberman can find them.

intro

Deep in space a mysterious beam soars forward, and dispatches five smaller projectiles of light outward.

They land on various parts of a planet, where Bomberman witnesses one landing.

It lands on a circular stone tablet and shatters it to pieces with an astounding flash of light.

Sparkles glitter over the planet, and it is split into five parts in an anti-climatic manner. The text reads "ぱか (paka)".

Area 1 completed

The first chunk of planet moves back into place. Four shadowy figures attack the Bombermen on the other areas, injuring them.

Area 5 completed

The last chunk of planet is reunited with the rest, and the planet is whole. A large shadowy figure is seen on the light in space - Bomberman flies there in his shuttle.

Ending

Defeated, Bagura collapses on the floor as his base explodes. Bomberman escapes in his shuttle.

(If Bagura is defeated with a Louie, it hops out of the shuttle and refuses to come along, despite Bomberman's insisting. Its cry is heard as the base explodes.)

The light/base retracts as it combusts, and the Bombermen celebrate.
During the credit roll some enemies can be seen scrolling by, Bagura amongst them.

GamesMaster (S4E05)

FRANK O'CONNOR: Simple graphics, simple sound, but you don't need anything special, it's the gameplay that counts and this has it in bucketloads.

TIM TUCKER: As a one-player game it doesn't seem to stand up so well. I mean, it's still fun, but it really is a multi-player game. Get as many mates round as you can, grab a joypad and have a great game, you'll be there all night.

Broadcast October 18th 1994 on Channel4. Frank O'connor, Adrian Price and Tim Tucker give their reviews of Mega Bomberman, awarding it 91%. Its release date is listed as November and retailed for 39.99.

Footage from user DynamiteHeaddy on YouTube.

GamesMaster (S4E14)

In terms of good value for money, Mega Bomberman, the Mega Drive version of Super Bomberman: thirty quid. Now that is absolutely brilliant. Again, you can link it up, you can have multi-player fun, one to four players, and it's rather smart.

In the lead-up to Christmas, Dominik Diamond hits the shops and says what's worth your money and what's overrated. Mega Bomberman and Earthworm Jim are his Mega Drive recommendations.

Footage from user DynamiteHeaddy on YouTube.

Weekly Famitsu


[what issue was this in, and does anyone have a scan?

Awarded a 25 out of 40. [src]

Transcribed from Bomberman '94 (though credits unique to either it or Mega Bomberman are noted with underlined text).

PROGRAMERS [sic]
YUICHI ITO
HIDEO IWAKAWA
KAZUYUKI KIMURA

GRAPHICS DESIGNERS
TAKUYA AOYAMA
YUJI IWAHARA
TOMOMI TADA

SOUND PROGRAMERS [sic]
HAJIME OHARA
TAKASHI MORIO

SPECIAL THANKS
DENKI-MIRAI CO.LTD (Bomberman '94 only)
KESUKE MATSUURA (Mega Bomberman only)

MUSIC COMPOSER
JUN CHIKI CHIKUMA

ART DIRECTOR
SHOJI MIZUNO

PRODUCER
HIROKI SHIMADA

SUPERVISOR
TOSHIKI FUJIWARA

DIRECTOR
YOSHIYUKI KAWAGUCHI

BASIC GAME DESIGNER
SHINICHI NAKAMOTO

PRESENTED BY
HUDSON SOFT
RETURN TO
GAME INDEX
RETURN TO
MASTER GAME LIST
RETURN TO
HOME PAGE
page last modified: 22/11/2017