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Bomberman (1983 video game)

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Developer(s)Hudson Soft
Programmer(s)Yuji Tanaka (home computers)
Shinichi Nakamoto (NES)
Composer(s)Jun Chikuma (NES)[1]
Platform(s)NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001 mkII, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp MZ-700, Sharp MZ-2000, Sharp X1, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Nintendo Entertainment System, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance
July 1983
  • MSX
    • JP: July 1983
    • EU: 1984
    • JP: 1986 (Special version)
    NEC PC-6001 mkII
    NEC PC-8801
    • JP: July 1983
    Fujitsu FM-7
    Sharp MZ-700
    Sharp MZ-2000
    Sharp X1
    ZX Spectrum
    • JP: December 20, 1985
    • NA: January 1989[2]
    Famicom Disk System
    • JP: April 2, 1990
    Game Boy Advance
    • JP: February 14, 2004
    • NA: June 2, 2004
    • EU: July 9, 2004
    • EU: July 23, 2004
    • NA: August 4, 2004
Genre(s)Arcade, maze, strategy
Mode(s)Single player

Bomberman[a] is a maze video game. It was developed and published by Hudson Soft. The original home computer game Bomber Man[b] was released in July 1983 for the NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001 mkII, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp MZ-700, Sharp MZ-2000, Sharp X1 and MSX in Japan. A version that looked different was released for the MSX and ZX Spectrum in Europe as Eric and the Floaters.[3][4] A sequel was made called 3-D Bomberman.[5] In 1985, Bomberman was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.[1] It started the Bomberman series with many other games being made.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Japanese: ボンバーマン Hepburn: Bonbāman?
  2. Japanese: 爆弾男 Hepburn: Bakudan Otoko?

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bomberman (1985) – Hardcore Gaming 101".
  2. NES Games (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine)
  3. Retro Gamer magazine, issue 66. "From the archives: Hudson Soft", pages 68–73
  4. "BOMBER MAN MSX (information) .:. Ragey's Totally Bombastic Bomberman Shrine Place". Randomhoohaas.flyingomelette.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  5. "3-D Bomberman – Hardcore Gaming 101".