Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
Buy On
  1. My other issue is that Bomberman wasn't that great a game to start with and there's no multiplayer, which is sure to cause some gamers to scratch their heads.
  2. Pocket Games
    The single-player portion of Bomberman is a lot of fun, with varied stages and plenty of fast, hectic action. Unfortunately, this version is devoid of any sort of online play. The end result is a mixed bag. [Summer 2004, p.15]
  3. The Classic NES version of Bomberman is a great game. If you can adjust to living with single player you will have a very different, but enjoyable adventure.
  4. 70
    While not as advanced or socially oriented as the recent Bomberman releases, players will find the original Bomberman pleasantly and subversively enjoyable. [Sept 2004, p.93]
  5. Play Magazine
    The added battery save is also much appreciated. [Aug 2004, p.61]
  6. A classic game that didn't age as well as we had hoped, Bomberman is a must-have game for those who know they must have it.
  7. 65
    It certainly holds up better than certain other Mini titles, which shall of course remain nameless. Provided you can get past the fact that multiplayer is but a fleeting dream, the solo experience isn't bad at all.
  8. Nintendo Power
    The game is very simple but provides quite a challenge and tons of explosive fun. [July 2004, p.120]
  9. 50
    This game just isn't as timeless and classic as the rest of the reissues in the Famicom Mini series, and will probably not see nearly as much play as the other titles if you've scored the entire lot.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    I think it's a solid game. The controls are a bit wonky, and the barrels are a bit unpredictable. I still have fun with this game.
  2. Kandu
    Jul 8, 2005
    It's the old classic Bomberman. Not more!