©1992 Hudson Soft / vol.56
Release : 1992-12-11 (¥6500)
HuCard (4 Mbits) HC92061
Released in America as
( TGX040093 )
The Bombermen are back in this wacky sequel to the first Bomberman
smash hit originally released in 1990 by Hudson Soft. In this episode, the evil
Kurobon, the black Bomberman, has stolen vital components from the
Galaxy's power station and has scattered them throughout seven different and
hostile planets across the universe. The courageous white Bomberman embarks
on a mission to retrieve the stolen components and to finally capture the culprit.
As expected, the gameplay uses the same ingredients that made the series so
popular - players have to complete a myriad of levels by strategically dropping
time-bombs and blasting away every single critters that haunt them, before
exiting through a warp door to the next level. Special items are hidden inside
destructible blocks and grant players with additional powers, such as speed-ups,
extra bombs, greater blast range, bomb kick, remote bombs and so forth.
Of course, Bomberman'93 adds several new gameplay twists not found in
previous episodes, as well as tons of new traps and odd devices, such as
warps, rotating-tiles and conveyor belts to only name a few.
Boss battles have also been revamped and the various creatures the player
encounters are now larger and unquestionably meaner. Finally, and in the
Bomberman tradition, the game also includes an intense multi-player
battle mode where up to five player can blast each other up at the same time!
Interestingly, Bomberman'93 was also included in the Bomberman Collection Vol.1
released for PC computers by Hudson Soft and Konami in 2003
(along with the PC Engine version of Bomberman
and Bomberman World).
A non-commercial and very limited edition of Bomberman'93
exists - 'Bomberman'93 Special Version' comes as a single
HuCard and only features the multi-player mode (no com players though) and eight different maze
themes to choose from. It is difficult to know for sure how this promotional
game was officially distributed. Some sources indicate that it was released
through the Hudson Soft Fan Club to commemorate the release of
Bomberman'93 for the PC Engine. This card is, of course,
really sought-after by collectors and rumored to have been produced in
no more than a couple of thousand units (See the Omake section).
Teaser text from the American version:
Tension, strategy, action, excitement - Bomberman's back!
You can bow battle against up to four computer-controlled maniacs
by yourself for the ultimate five bomberman mode.
Choose from seven exciting new stages with loads of new power-up
items like warps, conveyer belts, revolving doors and even kicking
Or for portable thrills, go head-to-head against a friend using
TurboExpress for non-stop action.
The best competitive game is back, and it's more intense than ever !
Game Staff (Copied from the end credits) :
MC Col Iwata
Jun Chiki Chikuma
Basic Game Design
BOMBERMAN'93 Idea Staff
Japanese Pencil Case
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Add your Pov here !
I personally think that Bomberman'93 is the second best Bomberman
game available for the PC Engine system, after the bombastic Bomberman'94.
Hudson Soft has added here several wicked improvements to the original recipe,
and, I have to admit, the single-player story mode is now way better than its predecessor
and utterly fun. It features better structured levels and extremely fun boss battles.
Each world also ends with funny bonus images depicting our hero messing around with
the various defeated bosses (this great idea was also used in games such as
Star parodia or Konami's Detana!! Twin Bee, it is anyone's
guess as to who ultimately came up with the idea). But, once again,
Bomberman'93 really shines with its frantic multi-player battle
mode where up to five Bombermen can vaporize each other with unbridled
joy. All in all, Bomberman'93 is a blast *cough* sorry, couldn't
resist making that pun.