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Atomic Bomberman

Windows - 1997

Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Brazil
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd.
Developer Interplay Productions, Inc.
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.39 / 5 - 112 votes

Description of Atomic Bomberman

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Atomic Bomberman is Interplay's valiant effort at bringing Hudson Soft's classic Bomberman to the 1990s.

Richard Greenhill at The Games Domain has the lowdown on how this sequel stacked up against Hudson Soft's own games: "For those unaware of what Bomberman actually is, this is what the original game was all about. There was no storyline, no plot. There was no progression into later levels, no beginning and end, no sense of achievement. Each and every game starts on exactly the same ground as the last.

One player controls one little bomberman; his objective is to blow up (with bombs, yes) all the other little bombermen on the screen, who can either be controlled by real human opponents or the computer AI. Your basic bomberman can drop one bomb at a time, and the range of the lethal explosion from said bomb stretches only a couple of squares wide and high on your gridded gamescreen. As you play on, and blow up destructible wall tiles, powerups appear that increase the amount of bombs you can lay at one time, as well as the length of the explosion, and several other handy features that hope to give you the upper hand over your opponent.

So, as mentioned, it's very simplistic gameplay, but it's the lack of complexity that makes it so much fun. So much multiplayer fun, that is. Applause to Interplay for at least not trying to con any other type of buyer into purchasing this title; the box clearly exclaims "multiplayer mayhem!" on the front, and that's all this title offers. The AI opponents are certainly challenging, but not rewarding to fight against. It means nothing to play endless screen after screen with nothing but a bunch of pre-programmed pyromaniac sprites running around the screen pretending to care if they disintegrate you or themselves.

The original Bomberman's success, and the sequels it spawned, and the constant platform conversions made for it, were all down to the fact that the multiplayer aspect of the title excelled. Atomic Bomberman sports, to some extent, the fun and fast-paced action of the original and successful Bomberman from the late 80's. If you can put up with the sometimes lethal jerks in gameplay, and losing 40mb from your hard drive (let alone the recommended maximum install of 525mb) for a game that should require less than 5mb, then this title may be worth purchasing.

Remember though: this damning review has not been for fun. This game goes beyond the description of 'flawed' and into a class of its own; mistakes in its design are riddled throughout, and from a company that promotes itself as a bunch of dedicated gamers just interested in making good playable games, and not in great graphics or using new technologies, this is sickeningly hypocritical.

Regardless of its faults, Bomberman's presence has been established for so long now that dedicated fans are apt to take to this release as much as they did the prequels before it. It has quite a large following already, and those interested should definitely check out... new maps, graphics and sounds created by its unrelenting admirers."

Worth a look for Bomberman fans, although the freeware remake Mr. Boom is much more fun than this commercial title.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Liliane 2021-05-16 0 point

Zou zoooooooooograag de originele bomberman terug vinden, doch wat 'k ook zoek of installeer.... = voor windows 10, nadere versie is ook goed= single player...Alvast héél erg bedankt!

kae kae 2021-02-12 2 points

i grew up playing this game, i had the cd rom but lost it
just wanted to confirm that this is safe to download on my pc?? ^_^

Donald 2020-05-29 1 point

This game is the best

AmigaGamer 2020-04-24 1 point

There's an improved fan remake available (requires the original game data from here) at goldencode dot de

magnon 2020-04-15 1 point

thank you

etrnalpain 2020-04-06 2 points

Whoever is about to complain about the game not running in win10 - please read comment #2 from JAMES

NockeyNoo 2020-03-11 -4 points

i have windows 10, this game used to be work on windows 10, but right now, it didn't work becoz the memory couldn't read it, whoever trying to solution, much thankya

Wally 2019-12-28 -1 point

My game wasn't working either. After I modified the config file as suggested it worked. I'm just using a copy I ripped from the original CD.

maze 2019-12-25 -2 points

Press Ctrl+E six times in main menu to open level editor.
Enjoy this classic!

Balgad 2019-11-16 1 point

If you want to start it on Windows 10 set compatibility mode to Windows 95. You could you IPXwrapper for multiplayer.

Adrian 2019-10-05 0 point

thank you

1Girl2Joysticks 2019-09-23 -1 point

Could not start the game either. Seems like it doesn't work anymore.. :[

Ronnie 2019-08-23 2 points

I was also unable to start the game after downloading.

Dude 2018-12-10 1 point

Is there any way to fix the issues with colors? Some of them are over-saturated

james 2018-09-12 24 points

you have to change the paths in file "CFG.inf" to where BM.exe ist located. my config look like hdhome=C:\Users\Me\Desktop\bomber
have fun ;)

pvo 2018-07-17 9 points

I have downloaded it but was not able to start it.

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