Excerpt: Any party game will be judged not on its appearance, but on it's fun factor. Bomberman manages to be a decent looking title with plenty of fun action, the perfect party game and a decent solo experience. The graphics are cheery, colorful and fast-moving. The most exciting moments come when switching worlds after beating a boss. There are seven different themes, or eight if you include the Classic mode unlocked after you finish the main game.
Excerpt: It's often said that originality is vital if video games are going to grow alongside the regular increases in hardware power, but there's something to be said for the classics. Every new generation of gamers deserves the chance to play the games that stand the test of time and Bomberman is one such game. Due to its appearance on almost every system capable of playing games, it's a series that keeps on coming back for another spot in the limelight.
Conclusion: Speaking of miniscule changes, the ones made to Bomberman PSP appear to be sensible, and most importantly, don’t completely dominate the game. Sure, the idea of a single-player mode isn’t, from past experience, the most exciting thing about the title, but it’s still an interesting diversion from what most would see as the meat of the game.
Excerpt: When a series manages to make its way to just about every single console, even years later, you know you’ve got a hit on your hands. This theory holds true for such games as Tetris, Lumines, and Pac-Man. This also holds true for Bomberman. The PSP version has a lot going for it, but also has a few issues that should have been worked out.
Excerpt: Hudson Soft's classic Bomberman series makes a much better return on the PSP. Fans of classic Bomberman style and a PSP should check it out, but don't expect a "next-generation" of Bomberman here: Unlike the recent console remake of Bomberman, very little liberties are taken with the franchise, which leaves this one feeling a bit flat. Check out Matt's review of Bomberman for PSP to get the full story.
Excerpt: Bomberman's been around for a few decades now. He's graced platforms dating back to the NES. I remember enjoying Bomberman 64 with friends and crying from playing the N-Gage version. He's even been on the Nintendo DS (with another coming this fall). It seems appropriate that Hudson is now bringing the bombing hero to PlayStation Portable. Unfortunately, the biggest draw to a potential Bomberman on PSP is lacking online multi-player.
Excerpt: Bomberman is a long standing classic that has seen many iterations on many consoles over the past few decades. Its one my earliest and fondest memories of multiplayer gaming, which was an absolute blast (pardon my pun). For those of you that don’t know, Bomberman has its roots in a very simple concept. A cute little guy with a round head makes his way through grid-based levels.
Conclusion: After Act Zero I was speculating if the Bomberman franchise could ever be fun again. Fortunately the PSP's addition into the series has proven that, yes, using explosives on your friends still provides hours of wholesome entertainment. The single player mode does leave a lot to be desired despite the fact that you can unlock "classic" stages. Multiplayer is where things really heat up even though some lag takes things down a notch at times.