Super Bomberman R Reviews
I’m glad that Bomberman isn’t dead yet, I truly am. I just wish the game that brought it back to Nintendo consoles wasn’t this one. While Super Bomberman R isn’t utterly horrible, it is such a mixed bag that at best it just feels average. That’s not great, especially when you consider it costs $49.99 and only gave me around three hours of gameplay. While it’s true you can replay Story mode levels and the multiplayer isn’t bad, there’s just not a lot to recommend the game. If you’re an old fan of Bomberman like myself, then I recommend you pick Super Bomberman R up on sale. For everyone else, it’s probably best to wait for the next game in the series and hope Konami gets things right the second time around.
Bomberman isn’t back. Super Bomberman R is a complete mess. The Online mode is very laggy and overall this game is very disappointing. Definitely not worth the price.
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 for Nintendo Switch feels incredibly overpriced and I’d have a hard time recommending the game over many of the other Switch launch games. You’re better off to wait and find one these in the bargain bin this upcoming holiday.
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.
With a reasonable price tag and a focus on the multiplayer, Super Bomberman R could have been great. The current model would have been passable if the game was half the price of its msrp, but the developers were just too set on shoehorning in a disappointing story mode in an attempt to justify the high price point.
Bomberman Live on the Xbox 360 was a far better Bomberman game than Super Bomberman R is, and that game is almost 10 years old at this point.
For a 50 Dollar game, Super Bomberman R does not justify its value for money in the small content it has. Even with a pretty fun multi-player modes, it still has an expensive price point for a game in this age.
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There are better, cheaper, and less broken versions of Bomberman out there.
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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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.
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.
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.
While Super Bomberman R brings back the classic Bomberman action, the package could stand to be better. Once you've polished off the short Story Mode, you're left with multiplayer. Local and online multiplayer is solid, but lacks match customization options found in older Bomberman games.
A terrible continue system further drags down an otherwise mediocre story mode, and the lack of depth in multiplayer is immediately apparent
Super Bomberman R could have been the return to glory of a franchise that has been missing for quite some time, especially over here in North America. Not counting small releases that hit platforms such as Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3, and the eShop on the Nintendo Wii, we haven’t seen an actual Bomberman game since Bomberman Land on the Wii back in 2008. That’s a fairly long time to go without any new releases on a franchise as popular as Bomberman once was. It’s sad to say, but Super Bomberman R is not going to rekindle the love for the series that fans were hoping for. Maybe one day we’ll get lucky, but that day is certainly not today.
Super Bomberman R doesn't reinvent the wheel and might be hard to recommend to most players due to a lack of value. Its greatest strength is in its local multiplayer capabilities, but a combination of finicky controls, a high price tag for the amount of content the game packs, and a mediocre online experience holds back an otherwise fun game.
If you want Super Bomberman R for the occasional good time blasting your friends and family around the television, then it is worth considering, but only down the road when the price drops significantly.
While the game is charming and great for multi-player, the lack of content outside of the multiplayer makes it hard to justify Bomberman R, especially at a full retail price.