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.
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.