• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2001
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    One of the most complete Dreamcast game packages I've seen in a very long time.
  2. With the addition of online play, Bomberman Online takes an old standard and makes it feel at least somewhat fresh again.
  3. One of the most addictive things you can do that won't make various parts of your anatomy turn black and fall off. [Nov 2001, p.125]
  4. Manages to breathe new life into an old formula. I love the new rules and hope they show up elsewhere in the Bomberman series.
  5. Controls are a cinch to learn and master, so the game becomes enjoyable in record time.
  6. BO is literally one big blast after the other. Keep in mind, though, that the “Online” in BO is really what you make of it. [Dec 2001, p.260]
  7. The deciding factor of this game has to be how often you have friends over to participate in the battle modes. If you have chums over all the time, put this one in the must-buy category, otherwise Bomberman Online is still worth a rental or two.
  8. The strong multiplayer establishes Bomberman Online as a worthwhile purchase. Though the story mode is challenging, once finished, there is little incentive to continue play.
  9. The online play is good, it’s just not great.
  10. A solid final online title for the Dreamcast, and offers some insane party-game enjoyment, despite the fact that you have to pay for online play. However, the game is quite inexpensive, and is available at most stores for only $29.95, which might allow you to shell out for two months of online gaming.

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