Summary: Story/Modes: GREAT Graphics: INCREDIBLE Sound: GOOD Control/Gameplay: CLASSIC Replayability: GREAT Balance: GREAT Originality: ENJOYABLE Addictiveness: VERY GOOD Appeal Factor: GREAT Miscellaneous: ENJOYABLE The Final Rating: GREAT GAME Even though the game is essentially an updated version of Bomberman Live from the Xbox 360′s LIVE Arcade service, Ultra finally gives patient Playstation 3 owners one of the most heralded multiplayer series of all time.
Excerpt: It’s always refreshing to see a long running series of videogames flourish in terms of quality. That is exactly the way I view the latest round of downloadable Bomberman titles by Hudson in recent years, and Bomberman ULTRA is no different. Exclusive to the PS3 this time around, ULTRA may not be the best Bomberman game we’ve seen recently, but it certainly is a great one.
Excerpt: Ever since its release, the Playstation 3 has been pretty anemic when it comes to party games; at least when compared to the Wii and Xbox 360. Well, Bomberman Ultra has finally arrived on the Playstation Network to correct that oversight. With support for up to 8 players, this marks one of the few games on the Playstation 3 that can be played by more than four people - and the only one that's a puzzle game.
Conclusion: Old-school gameplay mechanics combined with modern-age technology has yielded one of the best multiplayer experience you can find on a console or handheld on the market today. With well polished visuals and special effects, solid and dedicated servers and leaderboards, and simply that nostalgic feeling long-time gamers will get form playing Bomberman Ultra make it well work the $10 price tag.
Excerpt: Bomberman has been blowing stuff up for a seriously long time, roughly since the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Over that span of time it’s experimented with different single player modes to varying degrees of success. Bomberman has been and will always be a multiplayer game first and foremost. Thus cutting the fat, Bomberman Ultra! dumps the more traditional single player mode completely, in favor of a multiplayer only affair.
Excerpt: Few game franchises have been around as long as Bomberman and have changed so little. While Bomberman ULTRA has additions that make it more appealing to modern audiences, it is still the same Bomberman in all of its original glory. I will admit it; it's been a long time since I've picked up a Bomberman game, but it's nice to see that even though a decade (or possibly two??
Excerpt: Bomberman was a series a loved as a kid, and playing Bomberman on the PSX with my dad is one of the earliest gaming memories I have, I never really thought about buying any of the more recent Bomberman games, but I gave it a shot with Bomberman Ultra on the Playstation store, and before I continue this review, I just want to get it out of the way that the game has the regular PSN game price of £7.99.
Summary: Graphics aren't outstanding, but are decent and keep with the theme of the game. In some ways I'm glad they didn't update the graphics. Sound is again decent, but nothing outstanding. The music is annoying, yet strangely memorable. Disappointing that custom soundtracks aren't available. Bomberman Ultra excels in gameplay, the addition of new modes and online multiplayer makes the game even more fun to play.