Super Bomberman R (Switch): COMPLETED!

Superfluous R

A lot of people derided this at launch, but I know Konami have changed a lot since then. In fact, the multiplayer mode is – baffling graphics choices aside – a decent enough Bomberman game. Today, I discovered that you could change the viewing angle of the single player game with the L and R buttons and you know what? Single player is just fine now too.

Sure, the camera angle, even when fixed, is a bit odd and sometimes it’s hard to see what “level” you’re on as a result, but mostly it’s not an issue. I’d have liked it to be a touch more overhead (perhaps I missed another button combo) but it hardly caused an issue.

In fact, I completed it. And it was fun, and it wasn’t too long and you know what? It’s the only Bomberman game with a single player mode I’ve completed since the SNES/PC Engine/Mega Drive versions. Which says more than any description I could stick here would.

Obviously it isn’t perfect, but all the necessary power-ups are there, each world has gimmicks that work, the levels are pretty varied (some have “survive for” time limits, some require you to kill everything, some have you saving people), and the bosses are decent too.

Of course with a Bomberman game, the actual game is in the multiplayer modes. But Super Bomberman R’s (haha! R’s!) is a solid 3/5 on it’s own. How much has changed in the last year I don’t know, but that’s where I’d stick it now. And yes, I played the “bonus” world after completing the game too, in case you were wondering.

One thought on “Super Bomberman R (Switch): COMPLETED!”

  1. As I was searching on the internet, I saw this video game on http://www.fuzeforge.co.uk/. I always loved Bomberman when I was younger and I wanted to try it. I like the graphics and the musical score of this title. Moreover, each character comes with unique fighting styles, which I really enjoyed while playing. However, the levels were kind of repetitive and I did not understand the need to include an 8-player mode. The story was also very simple. Still, as a fan of the game, it was cool to discover this title. 🙂

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