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Super Bomberman R - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Konami
  • SKU: 5727300
  • Release Date: 03/03/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
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    • Super Bomberman R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1628 out of 1878)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Konami
    • Publisher: Konami
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 03/03/2017

    Synopsis


    Enjoy fast-paced action with Super Bomberman R for the Nintendo Switch. Race around new and exciting levels while destroying enemies and the obstacles in your path. You can play against the computer or a human opponent in Super Bomberman R to see who can maneuver through the mazes and remain the last one standing.

    Features


    Dive into a simple yet addictive gameplay by controlling the main character, placing bombs, and battling enemies and rivals

    All iconic Bomberman elements return to the game including a dynamite list of items found within the destructible areas of each maze

    Take out CPU-controlled adversaries in "Story" mode to clear a series of 50 unique stages in order to save the galaxy

    Players can go head-to-head in heated "Battle" mode where up to eight players are dropped within a maze until the "last man standing" is declared the winner

    As players gain even more devastating capabilities, they must use all their skills and ingenuity to ensure their opponents get caught in a blast while avoiding its fiery touch

    Modern visual style including 3D stages and photo-realistic graphics

    Super Bomberman R also makes full use of Nintendo Switch's system capabilities, which allows gamers to play wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose

    For 1 player; multiplayer support for up to 8 gamers via local connection or online



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 1878 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I think it's a fun game!

      Posted
      SuperDrummerGirl
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      I've never played any of the Bomberman games, but I have heard of him. I've also seen a little bit of gameplay from some of the older games. I got this on sale on Black Friday last year. The gameplay from the trailer looks like fun. So, I figured I would give this game a try. :) The cool thing about inside the case is that they show you the controls of the game. Plus, you see Bomberman and his siblings in the background of the inside cover of the case. If you're new to the Bomberman series, I suggest you play through Easy mode if you are not familiar with previous Bomberman games. If you're familiar with Bomberman, there's a Veteran mode for you to play. Pros: * The game has a Battle Mode that can have up to 8 players via local connection and online connection. * Costumes for your characters. The costumes are based on characters from other Konami franchises. (ie. Belmont, Dracula, Goemon, Reiko, Pyramid Head, and so much more!) * The costumes can be purchased with in-game money. No micro- transactions. * The story mode was fun to watch and the humor was funny. * You can skip the cutscenes by pressing the plus "+" button. * The artstyle is fun, stylish, and cartoony. I didn't have any negatives with this game. It took me awhile to get use to playing the mechanics of the game. Once you get the hang of it, it is fun. As you progress through the levels, it becomes more challenging. The bosses can be challenging at times. So, you have to figure out a strategy to bomb them before they blow you up with their own bombs. Or try to avoid accidentally bombing yourself. Which is kinda hilarious and embarrassing to watch. Overall, this is a fun Bomberman game and great for those who are Bomberman fans. I would recommend this to someone who wants to try something new that has action and multiplayer to play with friends and family. Or just enjoy playing the single player mode.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bomberman returns!

      Posted
      Ryan
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      After what seems like a decade, Bomberman has returned in the form of a Switch launch title, "Super Bomberman R." The game is classic 8 and 16-bit Bomberman fare, running around in grid-style arenas and laying down cross-shaped explosions to take out your enemies. "Super Bomberman R" features two main modes of play: a Story campaign of 50 levels spanning across 6 worlds, complete with well-animated 2D cutscenes, and, of course, multiplayer. The Story is simple enough (returning villain Buggler is threatening the Bomber Galaxy), but I was really impressed with how colorful and full of energy the cutscenes and voice acting were. Most stages play out with simple objectives, like defeat all enemies, or small puzzles, like pressing a certain amount of switches to open the exit gate. If you've played any 8/16-bit Bomberman games before, you'll feel right at home (Hopefully one day we'll get another game in the same vein of the more adventurous N64 trilogy). Movement will take some getting used to, as playing with the analog stick will likely lead to some cheap deaths where you turn a corner you didn't mean to. Your characters are very sensitive to even the slightest touch on the analog stick, so I'd recommend playing with the D-Pad to avoid this issue. Multiplayer has always been Bomberman's bread-and-butter, and it mostly shines here. With up to 8 players, matches can get crazy hectic, but they're always a blast. There's also an Online Battle option, but as of this review, finding a match can take quite a bit of time, and most matches I played were laggy to the point of being unplayable (Konami has since issued a statement saying they're looking into this). Unfortunately, customization options are lacking, from being unable to set the difficulty of the A.I. (they can be pretty cheap!), to turning off certain items. Bomberman Live this is not, and considering the price of "Super Bomberman R" to the previous online titles on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, this is a little disappointing. Still, if you're craving some classic Bomberman action, you can't go wrong. There's nothing quite like getting a 'revenge' kill on your buddy and getting thrown back into the fray, and having them curse your name. It's great to see the little guy back, and hopefully, we'll be seeing him more in the future. Maybe now we'll finally see Bomberman in Smash Bros.? Time will only tell.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Flawed Gem

      Posted
      Christian
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      Super Bomberman R represents the return of one of gaming's most beloved franchises from the 1980s and 1990s. It is a return to form, as it features a lengthy single-player campaign, including boss battles, and a consistently entertaining multiplayer feature, either online or with up to seven local friends. The campaign, in the style of the franchise's earlier iterations, has the player (either alone or with a second local player) completing objectives in a grid arena; to achieve these goals, he or she needs to traverse the arena and lay bombs to remove environmental obstructions and foes. At the end of each world (comprised of six stages), the player experiences one stage where he or she duels a similarly skilled Dastardly Bomber opponent and then a final boss battle featuring a challenging oversized enemy. This mode would be entertaining alone, but the cooperative mode allows the strengths to shine forth; happily, the Switch comes equipped with two controllers, so you and a buddy can play the game without any further investment. The more robust competitive multiplayer mode is the most entertaining aspect of the game, and this too can be played with anywhere between 1 and 8 players; AI-controlled bots can pad out the roster, so a player could conceivably play this mode alone with up to seven AI characters. Like most multiplayer games, there is a point system where winning matches accrues points that can be spent customizing the appearance of a player's Bomberman avatar or buying new characters and stages. I haven't opened many of the unlockable items yet, but the few I have are thoroughly entertaining. A few important notes: (1) as a positive, in contrast to early fears, this game includes NO microtransactions. It is fully-featured out of the box. (2) As a negative, the online component suffers from fairly extreme lag as of 3/13/17. It is largely unplayable online at the moment, though Konami has claimed that they are seeking to fix this. If that lag is fixed, the game will be a perfect online game - simple to learn but challenging to master, and portable to boot! As a conclusion, I'd like to provisionally recommend this game. It won't win any awards for its single-player campaign, but as a local multiplayer game, it's hard to beat. Once Konami has ironed out the online issues, it will also be an outstanding online multiplayer game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      The grind isn't worth it.

      Posted
      MrFoxhound
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      The single player is comprised of 52 stages. Eight stages are just traditional Bobmerman flair with random objectives thrown in on certain levels like finding keys or performing escort missions. Then the ninth stage is a one on one with the boss. These are extremely frustrating stages because you have to trap the boss with bombs to hit him. It's a 1 hit kill in these stages, but it'll end up costing you a lot more than one life to hit the boss. Co-op makes this easier since you can coordinate your attacks. The tenth stage is a giant machine boss fight. These are the really fun stages in the game. And where the game really shines. I had more fun with the 6 mega boss stages than I did with the other 46 levels. Outside of that there is MP. I didn't play any MP. I'm not an MP gamer. The only other thing to say is that completing worlds in this game gives you coins. These coins can either be used to continue, or to shop in the in game store. This is where the mega grind comes in because stuff in the store is really expensive. I beat the entire game on easy and only ended up with 3k coins. At this time, you need about 100k coins to buy everything in the shop, including a character that costs 30k coins herself. Yeah, the grind is real here. I guess if you were hooked on the MP, or Co-op play with friends, then you could gather that many coins. It was way too much for a single player to worry about grinding out though, so I passed on that and shelved this game as a one and done after I beat the story mode. FYI, in case you didn't know, Konami is going to release DLC characters based on past franchises: Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill and something from the shmup Gradius. The DLC will be free to players; however, they could put it in the shop and require coins be spent to purchase it. If so, more grinding. Switch owners can safely skip this game. Only hardcore Bomberman fans need apply.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Poor controls really hurt this game

      Posted
      earlcaulley
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      I really wanted to like this game. I have enjoyed Bomberman since the NES days. The main issue are the controls. This type of maze game is naturally going to need to be played with a D-pad. Trying to use the analog stick results in you pushing up against barriers and making wrong turns. So then you have to use the Switch Joycon D-pad, which is just 4 buttons, and that is also hard to use. I have a Pro Controller so I use that when I can. One thing to note is that you must completely detach the Joycons from the console in order for the Switch allow you to use the Pro Controller. I have only had this issue with Super Bomberman R. Also, placing a bomb is inconsistent, sometimes it goes on the square you are standing on, and sometimes it ends up in front of you, which frequently leaves you trapped between the bomb and wall. Playing through the single player campaign is pretty good until you get to a boss character. These guys simply don't make mistakes, and you will end up blowing yourself trying to defeat them. So far I have defeated the first 2 boss characters, and they were both dumb luck where I spammed bombs everywhere and blew them up before I blew myself up. You will blow youself up a lot due to the bad controls. This is a $30 game at best.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Ultimate Party Game!

      Posted
      skygunner27
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      I don't feel like breaking down the mechanics of this game because others here have already done that...so I'll just type on the basics. I have been playing Bomberman and Zelda since the NES days. I have always enjoyed Bomberman, especially on the GameCube. This game is a must have if you have 2 or more players! There is a story mode with bosses where you can play 2 player co-op and there is a battle mode where up to four players can go at it. If you don't have 4 players you can add a NPC to keep things frantic. I am a huge Zelda fan too, but this game is what I preordered the Switch for. While in line, I asked others what games are they buying and a lot of people said Bomberman R! Do yourself a favor and get this game now!!!! Thank You Hudson Soft and Konami for releasing this game!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor Overall

      Posted
      Luigi
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      This game is very bad. It does not change the formula of Bomberman one bit. It is still the same old game from the 1980's with semi updated graphics (I use updated VERY loosely). Because of this the game becomes old and boring very quickly! The bosses of each stage have a poorly designed AI because they automatically respond to avoid everything that you dish out every time that you hit a button. This is very cheap AI and a lazy way out for the developers to make the game. This became an instant turnoff for me which caused the game to loose it's appeal very quickly. The graphics seemed rushed and subpar. It looks as if it could have been placed on the Nintendo Gamecube without a hassle. It makes for an unattractive and boring game needless to say. The voice acting in the game was terrible as well. I feel as if the publisher was rushed to get this game out before the Nintendo switch was launched. It would have been better to get a more playable game late rather than get this garbage. The only gamers that this may appeal to are hardcore Bomberman fans that want a game that plays no different from all of the rest of the Bomberman games ever released. This series needs a serious update in overall gameplay because the same old thing is not cutting it today! I traded this game in 2 days after I bought it at a loss because it was so terrible! For those that are thinking about buying this game and are reading this review just know one thing: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bomberman's Back

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      WhollyTruth
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      The game is old school bomber man fun. The story mode is like a Saturday morning cartoon, which some may not like but I personally enjoyed it. I also like that the entire story mode can be played co-op. The best part of any Bomberman game is it's multiplayer modes. The battle modes are a bit sparse but its still the same classic Bomberman fun. The game's online multiplayer suffered from terrible lag and input delay early on, but the dedicated developers largely solved these issues. They also added new stages and characters free of charge, which is unheard of in today's world of charging consumers for everything from horse armor to Darth Vader. Unfortunately, despite solid sales numbers no one plays this game online any more. If it were cheaper it might have achieved even greater sales, like the Xbox game bomberman live. I never had trouble finding a game there, even years after it game out. Not the case here unfortunately. Once this gets a serious discount, the online may pick back up. As it stands, it's hard to recommend a Bomberman game for $50, especially without a functioning online mode, so I can't recommend buying the game unless you are a serious Bomberman fan(like me) and have local friends to play this with(unlike me :/ ).

      I would recommend this to a friend


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