WorthPlaying: Bomberman Ultra Review

WorthPlaying writes: "Over the past 20 years, the Bomberman franchise has been able to survive and prosper over multiple systems without having to change its core mechanics at all. While the game started out in the U.S. as a single-player adventure on the Nintendo Entertainment System, it wasn't until the TurboGrafx-16 debut that the public started liking the game's new feature: multiplayer. Going up against friends with all sorts of explosives and power-ups in randomly designed arenas gave the game an addictive quality that kept players playing for long stretches of time. The multiplayer became so crucial to the game that versions made without the mode, like Bomberman Hero for the Nintendo 64, and those that deviated too greatly from the formula, like Bomberman: Act Zero for the Xbox 360, were shunned by both critics and fans alike."

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