By Jeann Wong
The next Bomberman fix is here! Bomberman Blast contains the classic bombing action that we all know and love. It was meant to be a retail release but failed to make it out of Japan, so only battle mode is available.
Compared to other Bomberman games, not much has changed in visuals and gameplay – you use bombs to blow up blocks and opponents, collecting powers along the way. Multiplayer is perhaps the best thing about Bomberman Blast, offering fun for up to 8 players, online or locally (Gamecube controllers are compatible). It features different modes such as Air Raid where bombs drop from the sky, Countdown when you get 20 seconds to live after being bombed, and King where you grab a crown in the middle and try to hold on to it until time runs out. A variety of stages are also available, including Hyper Feet, and our favourite Classic stage.
Bomberman Blast is another title that’s similar to the rest of the series, with a fun and engaging multiplayer mode. The lack of story mode does dull single player games, but 1000 points is still good value for fans.