Bomber Boy a.k.a. Atomic Punk, a.k.a. Dynablaster (1990)
By: Hudson Soft Genre: Maze Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Nintendo Game Boy
Also Available For: Nothing
original Bomberman game released for the NES. It's a rather splendid bonus I have to say, but it was the Bomber Boy mode that was most interesting for me and accordingly it took up most of my time while playing this too. The graphics and sound are about as good as you'd hope for on the Game Boy - the latter features a smattering of short, repetitive, but catchy tunes while the former presents the stages in a slightly zoomed-in, scrolly manner thanks to the poor Game Boy's rather limited display, but they're quite well varied considering the lack of colour. There's a surprising amount to see and do here as well, and there are even password continues available to help you see it all. To be honest though, the thing I liked most about Bomber Boy is that, despite my initial fears, it's actually a 'proper' Bomberman game. Some of the spin-offs are okay but they're never as much fun as a normal Bomberman game, and this is a good one.
RKS Score: 8/10