Bomberman DS

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2005

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
Buy On
  1. But the fantastic presentation of the multiplayer concept, aided by the single cartridge format, is reason enough for purchase. Bombs away!
  2. Although it fails to visually inspire any sense of awe, Hudson’s creation astounds the player by taking Nintendo’s advice and creating something fresh with a formula that’s existed since the eighties. Well done!
  3. Nintendo Power
    The multiplayer mode is the star of the show. [Aug 2005, p.84]
  4. Edge Magazine
    This wasn’t a game created to win any design awards. It was created to give any DS owner the power to turn a roomful of friends into squealing, scheming, cursing, laughing Bombermen, and as such, it’s hard to imagine why anybody would want to be without it. [Aug 2005, p.96]
  5. No long-term thrills unless you have lots of friends with the same consoles.
  6. AceGamez
    It just goes to show that a great party game can indeed survive on multiplayer gameplay alone.
  7. On a console as truly different as the DS is from anything before it, a Bomberman game should feel much more new than this one does. We’ve been here, we’ve done that, and once the 8-player luster wears off -- if you can get that many DS systems in one place to begin with -- the empty steps to nowhere taken by Hudson become very, very clear.
  8. Great multiplayer, boring single player. Needs wi-fi support to really fulfill its potential.
  9. games(TM)
    Bomberman’s raison d’etre, Battle mode, is once again its saving grace. [Aug 2005, p.110]
  10. Game Informer
    Wireless multiplayer can be a fun diversion, but it's hardly good enough to justify this $30 purchase. [Aug 2005, p.107]

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 7, 2005
    Good multiplayer.
  2. GaryM.
    Jun 30, 2005
    Excellent game. levels were bright and full of action.