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  • Summary: New characters from the popular game series Ratchet & Clank make an appearance. Hailing from the Solana Galaxy, Ratchet Bomber is here with his trusty pal Clank strapped to his back. It’s time to save a whole new galaxy as the duo team up to bring their own brand of destruction to SuperNew characters from the popular game series Ratchet & Clank make an appearance. Hailing from the Solana Galaxy, Ratchet Bomber is here with his trusty pal Clank strapped to his back. It’s time to save a whole new galaxy as the duo team up to bring their own brand of destruction to Super Bomberman R. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 18, 2018
    82
    Super Bomberman R brings back the classic Bomberman formula and implements some interesting mechanics to shake up the fields of play. The game offers a decent campaign and supports both local and online play across a range of fun PvP game modes. With some poor voice acting and awkward camera issues to the side, this is one party-battle game that you should definitely have on your radar.
  2. Jun 24, 2018
    75
    Super Bomberman R brings back the series' popular and addictive gameplay, with tons of contents and some new features. Lots of contents are blocked behind overly high coin amounts though, making even unlocking a single level or character a too lengthy grind.
  3. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    Overall Super Bomberman R is a great take on the classic formula. I enjoyed what it delivered and the extra characters add that nostalgia meter rise for me. I just wish Konami was bringing them to more franchises outside of this one. Still, this game serves its purpose and it is nice to finally see it on other consoles outside of the Switch.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    68
    With the patched controls and neat bonus content this is the solid party game that it should have been on Switch already.
  5. Jun 27, 2018
    65
    Super Bomberman R isn't the best game in the series but it offers a fun and entertaining challenge for all fans, especially in its multiplayer mode.
  6. Jun 26, 2018
    60
    Super Bomberman R is just a bit of a non-starter. The lacklustre campaign is only good to hold your attention for so long and the modes that really matter are criminally held back by a low player count.
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    40
    Overall, I think Super Bomberman R falls short as a complete package. The single-player, while reaching for something a bit different with level design (and it achieves it), falls short with uninteresting bosses and slow enemies. The online play of the game is only good on a local level, while the actual online gaming experience is hindered by the lack of players and atrocious delay.

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  1. Jun 22, 2018
    8
    The Bomberman series has been going for 33 years now. That being said to say I’ve had fun with these fantastic little game’s over the year’sThe Bomberman series has been going for 33 years now. That being said to say I’ve had fun with these fantastic little game’s over the year’s would be an understatement, and without a doubt I was really looking forward to this Nintendo Switch exclusive making its way to the Xbox One. Thankfully Super Bomberman R was definitely worth the wait and I was very impressed that they made the game both retro and modern at the same time. The gameplay has aged extremely well and the new feel to it is very fun and the best thing is that it remains fun throughout your time with the game. You will be pleased to know then that in terms of content the game has a huge amount for you to sink your teeth into. The most impressive part about the content is that each mode is extremely fun, but for me the best mode out there to play with friends is the Grand Prix mode. You can also enjoy each mode when playing on your own as well, but I would recommend that you play this game with friends because that’s where you get the best out of the game and things don’t become tedious playing it this way unlike when you play it in single player. There is also the option of playing the game online as well, but the online components of the game definitely need a little work. There are a few issues present at the moment when playing the game online and sometimes finding a game online can be a massive chore because it can take quite a while which is a shame because when you do get into a game the amount of fun present is almost endless. Replaybility is not a problem with this game because there are so many characters for you to choose and try out. I must admit that I was shocked by the amount of characters available to you and the best thing is that each character has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them which keeps things fresh and interesting for a very long time. As I said earlier in my review this game has both a retro and modern feel to it and this is really profound in both the visuals and sound design. These two aspects of the game combine together perfectly and in the end you end up having more fun because of this, which is great. At the end of the day fans of the Bomberman series will fall in love with Super Bomberman R instantly because it’s managed to stay true to the fantastic series and in the end the amount of fun it creates is simply off the charts, which results in me giving the game a massive recommendation. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2018
    6
    Super Bomberman R there’s not much here
    Super Bomberman R is a puzzle game featuring a 3 hour long story mode and not much else…
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    Super Bomberman R there’s not much here
    Super Bomberman R is a puzzle game featuring a 3 hour long story mode and not much else…
    The game tells the story of the bombermen and ladies setting out to stop black hole and the 5 Dastardly bombers...
    you can play the game on multiple difficulty settings...
    The campaign takes places across 5 different worlds, each dedicated to one of the dastardly bombers... here you’ll be clearing challenges to work your way to the boss of that world...
    These challenges can vary from defeat all of the enemies, to find hidden keys, lead the stranded bombers to safety, and throw switches...
    And none of this is really challenging or engaging…
    it’s all sortve mindless…
    you start by choosing your character at the start of a chapter and you just drop bombs... these bombs will destroy objects in your place as well as take out enemies, you’ll find pickups to increase your speed for example or the amount of bombs you’re able to carry and drop…
    but you use these rules of bomb dropping and enemy slaying to complete these tasks…
    and none of the levels really get too challenging to solve or even though provoking.. There are a few... especially in the ice levels towards the end... but they are far too few and far in between... I would’ve liked having to use my brain more like I did in these ice levels as I’m sliding around like the caves in a Pokémon game… but for the most part all 3 hours of this game really remains the same... so it for the most part just feels like you’re going through the motions...
    it is possible to die, and you will a lot from blowing yourself up or enemies getting you, but you are able to spend gems to continue… gems earned both from completing chapters as well as in multiplayer…
    and at the end of these chapters there is again a boss battle.. These are probably the best moments of the game where you’re trying to trap your opponent and hit them bit ha bomb to then go against them in their final form to unlock the next stage…. These moments before the final show down do offer a bit of challenge and are better than the boss battle show downs themselves...
    Outside of the campaign there is a multiplayer mode where you’re facing 4 opponents to try and take each other out... be the last bomber standing…
    you can play locally as well as online, but I found it to be impossible to find enough players online to get any matches either ranked or unranked.. So unfortunately bomber man doesn’t realistically go beyond its 3 hour campaign which is a shame... sure you can grind for cash to unlock the many characters... but for what?
    Online is a ghost town.
    I give Super Bomber man R
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