©1988,1990 Mirror Soft
Release: 1990-12-01 (¥6500)
Released in America as
( SNS-BB-USA )
Bombuzal is a puzzle/action game by Mirrorsoft. The hero
is a blue potato-like character with arms and legs. His given task is to
blow up all the bombs on each level within a time limit. Each stage is made
up of tiles and some of them have special abilities - they can break as our
hero steps on them, be slippery because made of ice, teleport and so on...
The goal of the game is to clean up all the bombs dotted around each level -
but the task is not simple and they often have to be strategically detonated
to set off a majestic chain reaction. However, our hero must stay
away from the massive explosions without blocking himself up or jumping
off a tile - which in both cases means instant death. Bombs come in different
sizes and flavors - standard bombs detonate and blow up nearby bombs but
others will light up all the same size bombs on the stage. Bombs can also
be moved around when placed on special striped tiles. Later in the game,
a pair of remote controlled robots can even be used to detonate bombs while
hiding in a safe place. Bombuzal is viewed in a classic 3D
isometric view, but it can also be played in a easier to see overhead mode.
The game is supposed to have over hundred levels and a password system
helps the player to save his progress.