Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 90
    Jetters may not have the multiplayer diversity of a Mario Party, but for primitive addiction, it plays to form.
  2. If you haven't ever played a Bomberman game before, add a whole point to the final score and you've got yourself a definite winner.
  3. There’s more than enough compelling features on this one disc to warrant a purchase, especially if you’re the kind of person who puts those extra few controllers to use as often as possible.
  4. I can't stress enough how chaotic and frenetic four-player matches are - you really have to play it to understand. [Dec 2003, p.158]
  5. 80
    The control in the multiplayer mode is a bit better than in "Generations," which is a good thing, as "Generations" had some rather stiff control issues.
  6. It also distinguishes itself among platformers by letting the player control the camera at all times.
  7. Personally, I think the game is worth it just for the multiplayer mode. I consider the single player mode an added bonus that you can play in your spare time.
  8. 75
    Bomberman fans aren't in for anything really new with Bomberman Jetters, but it's hard to knock yet another faithful adaptation of one of gaming's most successful gameplay formulas.
  9. Bomberman Jetters does offer a few new features but unfortunately not enough to substantially impact the gameplay.
  10. The game now relies more on luck than actual skill and thinking; things such as mini-games, Charabom battles/merging and Coin Battle in Battle Mode have been taken out; and the game just seems too “cute” at times.
  11. Single-player action is packed with minigames. Multiplayer action presents classic Bomberman play with a host of new selectable characters. [Apr 2004, p.122]
  12. If nothing else, it should satisfy gamers looking for a good party game and a little more lighthearted fun during their breaks away from their more serious games.
  13. Bomberman Jetters has its faults. Bad voice acting, dated graphics and a preternaturally challenging multiplayer AI all detract from the general experience it provides. However, they aren't enough to kill its charm, well-tuned gameplay and multiplayer allure.
  14. Along with the beautiful anime cutscenes comes horrible voice acting.
  15. 67
    If you're thinking about picking this game up for the single-player experience, think again. It's simple, primitive, and frankly, boring, a description that adequately illustrates the title's visuals, too.
  16. The single player mode is one of the worst attempts at a Bomberman adventure yet, and the multiplayer mode is fun but still sits below the bar set by multiple Bomberman titles that have released over the years.
  17. At times, the game's saccharine sensibilities make the challenges, though very real, hard to swallow.
  18. The few ways in which Jetters differs from its predecessor don't improve upon the formula in any way; instead, there is a heavier focus on an insipidly lame storyline and an almost completely unnecessary second playable character.
  19. It has become a generic version of itself through its re-birth. It's not worth more than a rental.
  20. While the Bomberman franchise is chock full of potential, Bomberman Jetters squanders the good things it has going for it in order to serve up another dish of reprocessed mediocrity.
  21. 40
    A lackluster follow-up to the exceptional Generations, particularly because the enhancements here are non-existent.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 30, 2014
    6
    the story mode is horrible i cant even try to play it but multiplyer is fun and verry enjoyable but thats not the main game so i have to givethe story mode is horrible i cant even try to play it but multiplyer is fun and verry enjoyable but thats not the main game so i have to give it a 6 s Full Review »
  2. Bomberfurby
    Oct 11, 2004
    7
    Arrgh... this game blew my mind! The graphics are too anime-riffic (Story mode, I mean!), and what's with the voices? Some of them Arrgh... this game blew my mind! The graphics are too anime-riffic (Story mode, I mean!), and what's with the voices? Some of them appear to be some other chacter's voices, but other then that, I'm impressed. My favirote character is Hindu Bandit (Did I spell that right?) no. 1. This game is suprising enough. Now... if only there were a music generator for the GameCube... Full Review »
  3. StephenH.
    Apr 3, 2004
    10
    It's one mind-blowing game!