Super Bomberman R Reviews
Additionally, the game lacks innovation and feels pretty much the same as any other Bomberman you may have previously played.
Bomberman succeeds perfectly at establishig itself as a good party game on Switch. It manages to keep its fun spirit, mad and colorful that made its past glory. We can only regret that Konami doesn't take any risk and does not try to implement new items, and the precision gets sometimes ruined by the Joy-Con stick. If you're a fan of the ip or the stories lived by your elders got your attention, Super Bomberman R must appear in your Nintendo Switch library.
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Super Bomberman R is living among a wave of re-imagines of classic titles and often feels too traditional for its own good. Despite terrific post-launch support from Konami and a creative level design, the thoughtful online modes and customization are hindered by terrible infrastructure that drags down the experience.
Super Bomberman isn't the prettiest game in the long-running series, but its core multiplayer mayhem is as terrific as ever. [OpenCritic note: Jeffrey Wilson separately reviewed the PC (2.5 stars) and Switch (3.5 stars) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]
Family? Friends? What are those? Super Bomberman R brings the fun and cutthroat rendition of the classic Bomberman formula, not just on the Switch but other consoles a year later. Positives include a story mode with crazy boss fights plus hectic online and local multiplayer with up to eight players. However, input lag and latency, which was an issue on the Switch release, continues to negatively impact the experience on PS4, particularly when playing online. Despite that, the game is still a blast, especially when you get four people together in your living room or with mics online.
Super Bomberman R is not the perfect come-back we hoped for. The Adventure mode is completely disappointing, the Battle mode is only doing the minimum, and the handling suffers some issues.
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Super Bomberman R marks the return of the Bomberman series after a long absence and the result is a mixed bag. While the local multiplayer works as expected from a Bomberman game (the Joycon controls do everything right) and is by far the most fun component of Super Bomberman R, its story mode fails to stand out and several technical flaws prevent it from reaching a higher quality threshold. The game also seems unambitious, with very few innovations compared to what was already seen in the series.
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As much fun as I had with Super Bomberman R, I can't ignore the flaws. Online battles don't even work, and the story mode has tons of flaws.
Super Bomberman R is the best multtiplayer option right now for every Nintendo Switch owner. Sadly its main flaw is its input lag, that makes the online battles hard to play in some occasions. Still the 8 player on TV is as fun as in every other game of the franchise. Its single player campaign is fun but too short.
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There's not really very much to say about Super Bomberman R. It's the Bomberman you've come to know and love, which counts very much against its favour once you factor in its cost. It's no doubt fun, especially in multiplayer, but that fleeting fun is expensive.
The in-game currency decision was a head scratcher, as it adds an unwelcome grinding element to much of the gameplay. If you can look past that, then there's a decent campaign and the same addictive multiplayer Bomberman is known for sitting at this launch title's explosive core.
I did have a little fun while playing Super Bomberman R, and it admittedly aroused my sense of nostalgia, but this revival feels too rushed and sloppy to earn a recommendation.
Super Bomberman R is decent for a launch title on a system that is a little lacking in retail titles, but it has it's issues.
If you’re thinking of picking up Super Bomberman R with your Switch, consider waiting a bit. Not only for the price tag to drop a bit and feel more reasonable, but also for the kinks in online multiplayer to get worked out.
Super Bomberman R is a no-frills entry in a series which has been dormant for far too long. It's hard to believe, but it has been nearly 10 years since we had a proper Bomberman title on a Nintendo console, and the Switch's unique focus on local multiplayer makes this a perfect fit - we can finally put the Sega Saturn version with its cable-tangling multitap accessory in the cupboard. Support for Switch Pro Controller as well as single and dual Joy-Con play - along with local network and online multiplayer - make this the go-to multiplayer launch title for old-school gamers who those who have never played a Bomberman title before and want to see what all the fuss is about. If you're looking to share the joy with your friends at launch, Super Bomberman R is your best bet, but for those flying solo, it might be a less fulfilling experience.
Super Bomberman R falls short as a complete package. The single-player, while reaching for something a bit different with level design (and it achieves it), falls short with uninteresting bosses and slow enemies. The online play of the game is only good on a local level, while the actual online gaming experience is hindered by the lack of players and atrocious delay. Until Konami gets these things addressed, I can only say look backwards to the Turbografx or Saturn for the best Bomberman experience, as you simply won't find it here.
Super Bomberman R is not worth the price of admission, but it is a surprisingly solid entry that plays best to the franchises strengths, rooted deep in multiplayer styles of play. While it does it's best to add value to the package, most of this content comes off as incessant filler. Online works, to a point, but if you're not grabbing Super Bomberman R for some fun multiplayer, it's probably best to skip it entirely.
All in all, Super Bomberman R is one of the most interesting releases on the Switch so far. That said, unless you have a core group to play lots of local multiplayer with or expect the online community to thrive, it's hard to give it a high recommendation
The problem with Super Bomberman R, as a fun but limited local multiplayer game you've played many times before, is its hefty price tag.