A falling blocks puzzle game with the basic goal of filling your opponent's playing field to capacity.
Groups of 3 Bomberman blocks are dropped onto the field, and matching three of the same colour in a straight or diagonal line will erase them, producing an unlit bomb (火無し爆弾); matching four or more, or chaining multiple lines in one go, will produce increasingly more unlit bombs.
Every fourth drop will be a lit bomb (火付し爆弾), which will detonate in a traditional cross-shaped explosion wherever it is dropped; any unlit bombs caught in its blast will also be detonated. The more bombs that are destroyed, the more Burned Bombermen (コゲボン) will be dropped on the opponent's playing field.
Burned Bombermen are garbage blocks, and can only be destroyed with bomb explosions. In Dokuro Mode, Burned Bombermen are replaced with soft blocks which may contain a random status effect when destroyed - see Dokuro items for details.
The lit bomb's blast radius begins at 2-tiles, but it will level up by 1 tile by matching Bombermen, detonating bombs or otherwise through the course of normal gameplay. It caps out at 9-tiles.
In the middle of the screen is the Deca-Bomb Meter (デカ爆メーター); it fills a little for every block dropped, but increases exponentially for bigger chain-erases or multiple detonations. When it is full, your next drop will be a Deca-Bomb (デカ爆), a huge bomb that destroys all blocks in its huge square blast radius; whatever is destroyed will be sent to the opponent as garbage blocks.
|BUTTON||ACTON (TYPE A)||ACTION (TYPE B)||ACTION (MENU)|
|D-Pad||Move blocks.||Move blocks.||Change menu selection.|
|A Button||Rotate clockwise.||Rotate clockwise.||Accept.|
|B Button||Rotate counter-clockwise.||Rotate clockwise.||Cancel.|
|X Button||Rotate clockwise.||Rotate counter-clockwise.||Accept.|
|Y Button||Rotate counter-clockwise.||Rotate counter-clockwise.||Cancel.|
|START Button||Pause the game.||Pause the game.||Accept.|
|Converts soft blocks to bombs.||Reverses controls.|
|Blocks will fall at maximum speed.||Blast radius is reduced to smallest length|
|Bombs are converted into stone.||Bombs will immediately explode.|
|A big bomb will be your next block.||Bubbles float around the screen, obscuring view.|
|Adds a soft block layer to the bottom of the field.||Adds a layer of stones to the bottom of the field.|
|Unable to do anything for about 10 seconds.||Converts red Bombermen to white.|
|Three stones will be in the next block assortment.||Removes all Bombermen.|
|Adds a layer of bombs to the bottom of the field.||Removes all bombs.|
|Round 2 (England)||9650||1706||3248||7154||5746|
|Round 3 (USA)||1386||2516||2158||3825||9510|
|Round 4 (Kenya)||4715||0927||7431||2473||7839|
|Round 5 (Japan)||4890||0285||5792||1439||6532|
|Round 6 (Space)||3105||0819||1694||1974||6218|
Enter 3445 on the password screen, and hold the L + R Buttons as you press the A Button.
You can play any music track, sound effect or voice sample in the game here; you can mute the current sounding by selecting 00. Press the B Button to return to the password screen.
Enter 0901 on the password screen, and hold the L + R Buttons as you press the A Button.
You can instantly warp to all of the main fights from this screen, though Pretty Bomber and Shadow Bomber cannot be chosen.
Enter one of the codes above to replace the traditional Bomberman blocks with fun variants. This applies to all modes until the game is reset.
bombs instantly explode
Enter 2200 on the password screen, and hold the L + R Buttons as you press the A Button.
minimum 4 Bombermen for chain
Enter 4404 on the password screen, and hold the L + R Buttons as you press the A Button.