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Bomberman is a strategic, maze-based video game series by Hudson Soft (now owned by Konami) starring the titular character.

Video games

Bomberman

Bomberman, as he appears in Super Bomberman R.

Main games

  • Bomberman (1983), MSX, ZX Spectrum, Sharp MZ-700. Released in 1985 for Famicom/NES, in 1990 for TurboGrafx-16, Amiga, Atari ST, PC (DOS), Game Boy, in 1991 for Arcade, and in 2004 for N-Gage, while the NES version was also re-released for Game Boy Advance in the NES Classics series in 2004. The TurboGrafx-16 version was titled Dyna Blaster in Europe.
  • 3-D Bomberman (1984), MSX.
  • Bomber Man Special (1986), MSX.
  • Bomberman II (June 28, 1991), Famicom/NES. Titled Dynablaster in Europe.
  • Bomberman '93 (December 11, 1992), TurboGrafx-16. Released in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console.
  • Super Bomberman (April 28, 1993), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Bomberman '94 (December 10, 1993) PC Engine. Released in 1994 for Sega Mega Drive/Genesis as Mega Bomberman, in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2009 for PSN.
  • Super Bomberman 2 (April 28, 1994), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Super Bomberman 3 (April 28, 1995), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Super Bomberman 4 (April 26, 1996), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Bomberman B-Daman (1996), Super Famicom.
  • Saturn Bomberman (July 19, 1996), Sega Saturn.
  • Atomic Bomberman (July 31, 1996), PC.
  • Saturn Bomberman Fight!! (December 11, 1996), Sega Saturn.
  • Super Bomberman 5 (February 28, 1997), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Neo Bomberman (1997), Neo-Geo MVS.
  • Bomberman 64 (September 26, 1997), Nintendo 64. Known in Japan as Baku Bomberman.
  • Bomberman World (January 29, 1998), PlayStation.
  • Bomberman Hero (April 30, 1998), Nintendo 64. Re-released in 2011 for Wii Virtual Console.
  • Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (December 3, 1999), Nintendo 64. Known in Japan as Baku Bomberman 2.
  • Bomberman Party Edition (December 10, 2000), PlayStation.
  • Bomberman Land (December 21, 2000), PlayStation. Re-released in 2008 for PSN.
  • Bomberman Online (October 30, 2001), Dreamcast.
  • Bomberman 64 (December 20, 2001), Nintendo 64. Unrelated to the previous Bomberman 64, it was only released in Japan.
  • Bomberman Generation (June 3, 2002), GameCube.
  • Bomberman Jetters (December 19, 2002), GameCube, PlayStation 2. Based on the anime.
  • Online Bomberman (2003), PC.
  • Bomberman Land 2 (July 17, 2003), GameCube, PlayStation 2.
  • Bomberman Land 3 (August 4, 2005), PlayStation 2.
  • Bomberman Act:Zero (August 3, 2006), Xbox 360.
  • Bomberman Land (March 8, 2007), Wii. Remake of the PlayStation game.
  • Bomberman Live (July 18, 2007), Xbox Live Arcade.
  • Bomberman Blast (September 25, 2008), Wii, WiiWare.
  • Bomberman Ultra (June 11, 2009), PSN.
  • Bomberman Live: Battlefest (December 8, 2010), Xbox Live Arcade.
  • Super Bomberman R (March 3, 2017), Nintendo Switch. Later released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Minor games

  • Bomber Boy (1991), Game Boy. Released as Atomic Punk in North America and as Dynablaster in Europe.
  • Bomber Man World (1992), Arcade. A sequel to the Arcade version of Bomberman.
  • HI-TEN Bomberman (1993), NEC PC-FX. A promotional game showcased at Hudson Soft Super Caravan events, but never released tro the public.
  • Bomberman '94 Special Version (1993), PC-Engine. Limited edition demo of Bomberman '94.
  • Hi-Ten Chara-Bomb (Summer 1994), NEC PC-FX. An update to HI-TEN Bomberman showcased at Hudson Soft Super Caravan events.
  • Bomberman GB (August 10, 1994), Game Boy.
  • Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman (November 1994), Game Boy. A crossover with the Wario series, it's a remake of the Japanese Bomberman GB.
  • Bomberman: Panic Bomber (December 22, 1994), TurboGrafx-CD. Later also released for Virtual Boy, Super Famicom, PSP, Neo Geo and Wii Virtual Console. The Super Famicom version is titled Super Bomberman: Pacin Bomber W.
  • Bomberman GB 2 (August 10, 1995), Game Boy. Called Bomberman GB outside Japan.
  • Bomberman GB 3 (December 20, 1996), Game Boy. Only released in Japan, re-released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2012.
  • Bomberman (1997), LCD game.
  • Pocket Bomberman (December 12, 1997), Game Boy, Game Boy Color.
  • Bomberman Wars (April 16, 1998), PlayStation, Sega Saturn.
  • Bomberman Quest (December 25, 1998), Game Boy Color.
  • Bomberman Fantasy Race (August 6, 1998), PlayStation.
  • Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden: Victory heno Michi (January 29, 1999), Game Boy Color.
  • Bomberman Max (December 17, 1999), Game Boy Color. Released in two variants: Red Challenger and Blue Champion editions. A limited eition titled Bomberman Max: Ain Version was also released in 2000.
  • Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden Victory: Final Mega Tune (February 4, 2000), Game Boy Color.
  • Bomberman Tournament (April 27, 2001), Game Boy Advance. Called Bomberman Story in Japan.
  • Bomberman Kart (December 20, 2001), PlayStation 2.
  • Bomberman Max 2 (February 7, 2002), Game Boy Advance. Released in two variants: Blue Advance and Red Advance.
  • Bomberman Jetters: The Legend of Bomberman (October 24, 2002), Game Boy Advance.
  • Bomberman (2003), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Jetters Vol. 1 (April 7, 2003), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Jetters: Game Collection (October 16, 2003), Game Boy Advance.
  • Super Bomberman (December 1, 2003), Mobile phone. The Yahoo! Mobile version is titled Super Bomberman BT and features exclusive Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Bomberman (2004), N-Gage.
  • Bomberman Special (2004), Mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Kart DX (2004), PlayStation 2. Enhanched version of Bomberman Kart.
  • Net de Bomberman (February 19, 2004), PlayStation 2.
  • Bomberman RPG (November 10, 2005), Mobile phone.
  • Bomberman (May 19, 2005), Nintendo DS.
  • Bomberman Hardball (October 7, 2004), PlayStation 2.
  • Bomberman Kart Special (April 27, 2005), mobile phone. Simply called Bomberman Kart outside Japan.
  • Bomberman Kart 3D (October 10, 2005), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman: Bakufuu Sentai Bombermen (March 6, 2006), PSP.
  • Bomberman Portable (July 20, 2006), PSP. Simply titled Bomberman outside Japan, and later also released as Bomberman Legacy.
  • Bomberman Land Touch! (July 20, 2006), Nintendo DS.
  • Bomberman Act:Zero MOBILE Type (November 24, 2006), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Story DS (March 21, 2007), Nintendo DS.
  • Bomberman Land Portable (March 21, 2007), PSP. Simply called Bomberman Land outside Japan.
  • Bomberman Land: Battles (2007), mobile devices.
  • Bomberman (December 2007), iOS.
  • Bomberman Land Touch! 2 (July 19, 2007), Nintendo DS.
  • Gachapin ☆ Bomberman (August 6, 2007), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Planet Vol. 1 (January 2008), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb (July 10, 2008), iOS.
  • Bomberman '08 (September 8, 2008), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Online Japan (September 10, 2008), PC. Service ended on June 3, 2009.
  • Yatterman X Bomberman (November 27, 2008), mobile game.
  • Bomberman 2 (December 4, 2008), Nintendo DS. Named Custom Battler Bomberman in Japan.
  • R20☆ Moe Bomberman (December 17, 2008), mobile phone.
  • Super Gachapin ☆ Bomberman (January 26, 2009), mobile phone.
  • Competition ☆ Bomberman GEEK (January 29, 2009), mobile phone.
  • Rose O'Neill Kewpie ☆ Bomberman (January 29, 2009), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Touch 2: Volcano Party (June 17, 2009), iOS.
  • Bomberman Blitz (October 7, 2009), DSiWare.
  • Bomberman: Disney Stitch Edition (2010), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Next: Here in Kanto Edition (July 26, 2010), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Next: Here in Kinki Edition (November 29, 2010), mobile phone.
  • Bomberman Dojo (February 14, 2011), Android.
  • Bomberman: Chains (2011), iOS.
  • One Hundred Person Battle Bomberman (March 28, 2012), iOS.
  • Taisen! Bomberman (January, 2016), iOS.

Compilations

  • Bomberman Collection (July 21, 1996), Game Boy. It includes Bomber Boy, Bomberman GB, Bomberman GB 2.
  • Bomberman Collection Vol.1 (December 19, 2002), PC. It includes Bomberman (TG-16), Bomberman '93 and Bomberman World.
  • Bomberman Collection Vol.2 (April 15, 2004), PC. It includes Super Bomberman, Super Bomberman 2, Super Bomberman 3 and Bomberman Party Edition.
  • Hudson Best Collection Vol. 1 - Bomberman Collection (December 22, 2005), Game Boy Advance. It includes the NES version of Bomberman and Bomberman II.

Manga & Anime

Two Bomberman mangas have been produced and adapted into animes, while a third anime series was also produced:

  • Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden, published by CoroCoro Comics, the anime adaptation aired from Feburary 7, 1998 to January 1, 1999 for 48 episodes.
  • Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden Victory, published by CoroCoro Comics, the anime adaptation aired from Feburary 7, 1999 to January 30, 2000 for 50 episodes.
  • Bomberman Jetters, the only series created directly as a tv series, it aired from October 2, 2002 to September 24, 2003 for 52 episodes.

Links to other series

Mascot links: Mr. Destructoid makes an appearance in Bomberman Live; Miis are featured in Bomberman Blast.

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Lode Runner19851219 December 19, 1985Bomberman's appearance in the NES version of Bomberman and every subsequent game is based on the robot from Lode Runner, and Bomberman becomes the Runner himself in the ending to the game.1


5Arrow R Bomber King19870807 August 07, 1987Bomber King takes some gameplay elements from Bomberman.3


5Arrow R Populous19911025 October 25, 1991The PC Engine version of Populous: The Promised Lands features a cheat code that turns characters into Bombermen.1


5Arrow R Star Soldier19920424 April 24, 1992Bomberman is a selectable character in Star Parodier, while Ver.2.2 of Super Bomberman R added a bomberman known as "Caesar Bomber", based off the playable spaceship from Star Soldier.1


3

Arrow L & R

Galaxy Fraulein Yuna19921023 October 23, 1992Bomberman makes a cameo in Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, while Yuna is a secret selectable character in Saturn Bomberman.1


5Arrow R Quiz Caravan Cult Q19930528 May 28, 1993A Bomberman world is featured in Quiz Caravan Cult Q, with Bomberman himself and Red Bomberman also appearing.1


3

Arrow L & R

Milon19940428 April 28, 1994Milon makes a cameo appearance in Super Bomberman 2 and is a selectable character in Hi-Ten Chara-Bomb and Saturn Bomberman, while Bomberman characters appear in DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure.1


4Arrow L Momotaro Densetsu199406 June 1994Characters from Momotaro Densetsu are playable in Hi-Ten Chara-Bomb.1


3

Arrow L & R

Tengai Makyou199406 June 1994Characters from Tengai Makyou are playable in Hi-Ten Chara-Bomb and Saturn Bomberman; Tengai Makyou Deden no Den is based on Bomberman '94 and features some of the same items and characters.1


4Arrow L Bonk199406 June 1994Bonk is a selectable character in Hi-Ten Chara-Bomb and Saturn Bomberman; additionally Bomberman Hero was originally meant to be a Bonk game.1


6

Dash

Wario199411 November 1994Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! is a crossover between the two series.1


6

Dash

B-Daman1996 1996The Bomberman B-Daman sub-series is part of both series; Bomberman also returns in other B-Daman games.1


5Arrow R Same Game (Hudson)19960301 March 01, 1996SameGame includes tiles based on Bomberman.2


4Arrow L Adventure Island19960719 July 19, 1996Master Higgins from Adventure Island is a selectable character in Saturn Bomberman.1


4Arrow L Virtua Fighter19961211 December 11, 1996The character Deral from Saturn Bomberman Fight!! is a parody of Dural from Virtua Fighter.3


5Arrow R Virus Buster Serge1997 1997Bomberman makes an appearance within a tv in an episode of the Virus Buster Serge anime.2


5Arrow R Mario199801 January 1998Bomberman appears in the Mario comic Sag niemals Holerö!.
1


5Arrow R Last Legion UX19990528 May 28, 1999Last Legion UX features a robotbased on Bomberman, called Metal Bomber, and one piloted by Bomberman himself, called Bomberon.1


5Arrow R N-Gang199906 June 1999Bomberman appears in the N-Gang episode "Freeze Frame".1


4Arrow L Neutopia20010427 April 27, 2001Bomberman Tournament features enemies, traps, and locations from Neutopia.1


4Arrow L Seinfeld2002 2002Bomberman Jetters includes references to the Seinfeld theme.3


5Arrow R DreamMix TV World Fighters20031218 December 18, 2003Bomberman is selectable in DreamMix TV World Fighters.1


5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20040818 August 18, 2004the comics Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness feature references to Bomberman.2


6

Dash

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo20050317 March 17, 2005The minigame BoBomberman included in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Bakutou Hajike Taisen is a Bomberman game with Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo characters.1


5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are some references to Bomberman.
3


5Arrow R Hudson Best Collection20051222 December 22, 2005Hudson Best Collection Vol. 1 includes Bomberman and Bomberman II.2


4Arrow L Super Sentai-Power Rangers20060306 March 06, 2006Bomberman: Bakufuu Sentai Bombermen is a parody of Super Sentai.3


6

Dash

Gachapin20070806 August 06, 2007Gachapin ☆ Bomberman and Super Gachapin ☆ Bomberman are crossovers between the two series; Bomberman also appears in Gachapin & Mukku's Big Sports Day while Gachapin Challenge DS features Bomberman themed minigames and Gachapin wearing bomberman's uniform.1


5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20080219 February 19, 2008The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews Panic Bomber in the episode "Virtual Boy".2


6

Dash

Yatterman20081127 November 27, 2008Yatterman X Bomberman is a crossover between the two series.1


6

Dash

R20☆ Moe20081217 December 17, 2008R20☆ Moe Bomberman is a crossover between the two series.1


6

Dash

Kewpie20090129 January 29, 2009Rose O'Neill Kewpie ☆ Bomberman is a crossover between the two series.1


6

Dash

Lilo & Stitch2010 2010Bomberman: Disney Stitch Edition is a format crossover featuring characters from Lilo & Stitch and gameplay elements from the Bomberman series.3


5Arrow R Lost in Shadow20100722 July 22, 2010A Bomberman sprite makes an appearance in Lost in Shadow.2


5Arrow R Sudoku: The Puzzle Game Collection20110602 June 02, 2011Bomberman appears in the Hashi (bridges) game.1


5Arrow R The Binding of Isaac20110928 September 28, 2011In The Binding of Isaac the character "Wrath" represents Bomberman.3


5Arrow R Tetris20111002 October 02, 2011Bomberman appears as the computer opponent in Tetris Axis; a Bomberman sprite is also featured in the Shadow Mode of Tetris Party.1


5Arrow R World Soccer Collection S2015 2015Bomberman characters appeared in World Soccer Collection S during special events.1


5Arrow R Kingdom Dragonion20150331 March 31, 2015Kingdom Dragonion featured Bomberman and red Bomber as playable characters.1


4Arrow L Ganbare Goemon20160303 March 03, 2016Taisen! Bomberman features "Goemon Bomber", based off the main character from Ganbare Goemon; Goemon Bomber returns as a DLC for Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.0), while Ver.2.1 added "Ebisumaru Bomber", based on the series' recurring sidekick.3


4Arrow L Twinbee20160914 September 14, 2016Taisen! Bomberman features "Light Bomber" and "Pastel Bomber", based off the main characters from the Twinbee series.3


5Arrow R Mah-Jong Fight Club20170303 March 03, 2017Characters from Super Bomberman R appear in Mah-Jong Fight Club SP during a special collaboration.1


4Arrow L Silent Hill20170629 June 29, 2017A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.1.4) known as "Pyramid Head Bomber" is based off Pyramid Head from Silent Hill, while Ver.2.0 added "Bubble Head Bomber", based on the series' nurse enemy.3


4Arrow L Gradius20170629 June 29, 2017A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.1.4) known as "Vic Viper Bomber" is based off the Vic Viper ship from Gradius, while Ver.2.0 update added "Option Bomber", based on the series' Option power-up.3


4Arrow L Zone of the Enders20171114 November 14, 2017Two DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.0) known respectively "Anubis Bomber" and "Jehuty Bomber", are based off Orbital Frames from Zone of the Enders, while Ver.2.1 added "Vic Viper Zero Bomber", based on another of the series' mechas.3


4Arrow L Rumble Roses20171115 November 15, 2017A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.0) known as "Reiko Bomber" is based off Reiko Hinomoto from Rumble Roses.3


4Arrow L Tokimeki Memorial20171115 November 15, 2017A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.0) known as "Shiori Fujisaki Bomber" is based off the female lead character from Tokimeki Memorial, while Ver.2.1 added "Ayako Katagiri Bomber", based on another of the series' characters.3


4Arrow L Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom20171115 November 15, 2017A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.0) known as "Princess Tomato Bomber" is based off the main character from Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom.3


4Arrow L Parodius20171213 December 13, 2017A DLC bomberman "Octopus Bomber" (available by preordering the official soundtrack) is based off a character from Parodius.3


4Arrow L Ratchet & Clank20180612 June 12, 2018A bomberman exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of Super Bomberman R known as "Ratchet & Clank Bomber" is based off the main characters from Ratchet & Clank.3


4Arrow L Halo20180612 June 12, 2018A bomberman exclusive to the Xbox One version of Super Bomberman R known as "Master Chief Bomber" is based off the main character from Halo, while Ver.2.2 added two more bombermen, "Arbiter Bomber" and "Grunt Bomber", based off Halo characters.3


4Arrow L Portal20180612 June 12, 2018A bomberman exclusive to the Steam version of Super Bomberman R known as "P-body Bomber" is based off a character from Portal 2, while Ver.2.2 added "ATLAS Bomber", based on another character from Portal 2.3


4Arrow L Metal Gear20180627 June 27, 2018Ver.2.1 of Super Bomberman R added three stages from the Metal Gear series as well as bombermen "Solid Snake Bomber", "Naked Snake Bomber" and "Raiden Bomber" based off characters from the series.1


4Arrow L Contra20180627 June 27, 2018Two DLC bombermen from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.1) known as "Bill Bomber", and "Lance Bomber" are based off the protagonists from the Contra series.3


2

Double Arrow R

Bombergirl20180830 August 30, 2018Bombergirl is a spin-off of the Bomberman series, set in a world where Bomberman is a fictional character.2


4Arrow L Castlevania20180919 September 19, 2018A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.1.4) known as "Simon Belmont Bomber" is based off Simon Belmont from Castlevania, while Ver.2.0 added "Dracula Bomber", based on the series' main antagonist, and Ver.2.2 added "Alucard Bomber" and three stages based on the Castlevania series.1


4Arrow L Pop'n Music20180919 September 19, 2018Ver.2.2 of Super Bomberman R added two bombermen known as "Mimi Bomber" and "Nyami Bomber", based on said characters from Pop'n Music.3


4Arrow L Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa20180919 September 19, 2018A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.2) known as "Upa Bomber" is based off the protagonist from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.3


4Arrow L Ape Escape20180919 September 19, 2018A PlayStation 4-exclusive DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.2) known as "Pipo Monkey Bomber" is based off the Pipo Monkey from Ape Escape.3


4Arrow L Doko Demo Issyo20180919 September 19, 2018A PlayStation 4-exclusive DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.2.2) known as "Toro Bomber" is based off the protagonist from Doko Demo Issyo.3


5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20181207 December 07, 2018Bomberman appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.1