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Super Bomberman R

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

17%

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Based on 88 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 3, 2017
PlayStation 4Jun 12, 2018
Xbox OneJun 12, 2018
PCJun 12, 2018

Developer: Konami

Genre: Action

Since its release in 1985, Bomberman has been a familiar party-battle game for many years. Now, Bomberman is coming back as "SUPER BOMBERMAN R" to Nintendo Switch. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, the simple rule remains the same: operate the main character (Bomberman), place bombs, and battle with enemies and rivals, but it's coming back in a modern style with 3D stages and photo-real graphics. You can enjoy battles with rivals from all over the world. There is "Battle" mode for maximum of 8 players, and single play "Story" mode (cooperative play for 2 players is possible as well) where players clear each stage one by one, with a big volume of 50 stages. Also, there is a new rule where the condition to clear the stage is not just by wiping out all the enemies. This simple but strategic game with new rules and 3D stages is fun for everyone, from children to adults.

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Super Bomberman R’s multiplayer versatility and boss-filled story mode are laudable retreads of classic gameplay, but its depth and customizability are disappointing. By contrast, the aforementioned Bomberman Live was a brilliant, fully featured Bomberman for Xbox 360 that came out 10 years ago, and it only cost $10. It’s reasonable to expect a bit more from a $50 Bomberman game in 2017.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Hudson Soft's much-loved series gets a surprise revival where great local multiplayer is balanced out by weak online and a premium price.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Bomberman itself is still a classic, and works very well on the Switch, but the insanely high price makes this impossible to recommend.

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A terrible continue system further drags down an otherwise mediocre story mode, and the lack of depth in multiplayer is immediately apparent

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