Excerpt: I dont think anyone could have predicted how quickly the Game Boy Advance would develop a library of great multiplayer games. Super Mario Advance , F-Zero , and Chu Chu Rocket! lit up the launch with great features that allowed four players to play together using a single cartridge. But the reason you are probably reading this is to hear that Bomberman Tournament is nearly identical to the Super NES and Saturn versions, which would actually be great news for Bomberman...
Excerpt: I'd like to start off by saying that Bomberman Tournament's title is deceiving. Though it does have a multiplayer mode within, Hudson Soft's focus lies squarely on its completely irrelevant single-player story mode. Sometimes Hudson tries to expand its franchise to satisfy those not interested in multiplayer games. Yet, in doing so it detracts from the very draw of this franchise. The best example of this is Bomberman 64 that debuted on the Nintendo 64.
Excerpt: Bomberman Tournament looks like nothing so much as one of the SNES-era iterations of the long-standing series, and as such the graphical simplicity and vibrant colours work very well on the Gameboy Advance. The various environments that you adventure through, either in the single player Quest Mode or the multiplayer Battle Mode (okay, 'adventure through' is a bit of a stretch for that one) are as detailed as cute tile-mapped graphics get, and you'll never strain to...
Excerpt: Ahh, Bomberman. That age-old franchise where the little guy plants a bomb and hides round a corner until the explosives incapacitate his opponents. Hmm…sounds a little awkward in light of recent events, adoesn’t it? Controversial as it may be seen, the Bomberman series is here to stay and the latest instalment is on Nintendo’s pint-sized console, the Gameboy Advance. If you don’t know what Bomberman’s all about, let me explain.
Excerpt: Bomberman is at it again, in his newest, hi-powered explosion called Bomberman Tournament . Bomberman receives a distress call from the planet Phatarion. Several meteors have hit the planet! It's his job to save the world (again)!
Pros: There is such a variety on everything, like bombs, and karabons.
Cons: The health costs a lot of money! (you get money by defeating enemies, or winning it at a colosseum.)
Summary: Bomberman’s GBA debut is one of the most well rounded Bomberman titles to date. Find out all the highs and lows in this extensive review!
Pros: Bomberman multiplayer in a “to go” package. Life is good., Great soundtrack, One cartridge and a link cable is all you need for 4 player multiplayer. Spread that Bomberman love!, Quest mode isn’t TOO bad. Taken is small doses it may be more enjoyable, Quest or Battle, Bomberman gameplay at the core of it all and fun as ever
Cons: Dungeons a little bit frustrating, No pausing in multiplayer, No riding Kangaroos (but there is one in the game, called Louie no less!), Quest mode blatant in its unoriginality
Excerpt: Gather up three of your GameBoy Advance compatriots and settle in for some great linked multiplayer gaming. One of the first GBA cartridges to allow 4 separate users (each with their own GBA) to play off a single cartridge, Bomberman Tournament may not have the look of a cutting edge videogame, but it's got the feel of instant classic; set to join the illustrious ranks of the inimitable Bomberman franchise, incept date 1990.