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  • Summary: Bomberman Land brings together 3 exciting game modes into one. The series introduces a bevy of mini-games, where most can be played in multiplayer mode. The PSP system version features 50 mini-games, the Wii features 50, and the DS has 40 unique mini-games. In addition, the Bomberman Land series features a robust single-player Story Mode, where players can explore a fantasy land and solve quests and puzzles with the ultimate goal of restoring peace and tranquility to the beleaguered Bomberman world. Best of all, the game includes the Battle Pack Mode, the classic multiplayer Bomberman experience that gamers know and love. The PSP system and the DS versions both allow gamers to share one game cartridge and network with friends to create the ultimate party game. [Hudson Soft] Expand
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  1. The procedure is more tedious than fun, and the payoff is a handful of minigames that are genuinely fun and addicting, but far too many that aren't. [Mar 2008, p.65]
  2. 69
    If you're a fan of traditional Bomberman and you want a shinier, portable version of the experience, this is a pretty solid game to pick up. However, if you're more interested in the single-player mini-game collection, be wary: the pacing and lack of real innovation keep this from being a stellar title.
  3. 65
    Bomberman Land is basically a PSP version of the classic Bomberman game plus a bunch of random stuff you can take or leave. The trouble is, there are better versions of Bomberman around, so unless you really want to play the mini-games, you're better off sticking with those.
  4. 60
    With a collection of pretty solid mini-games and a smart decision to include a thorough Battle Mode, Bomberman Land works out as a step forward in the series' evolution.
  5. 50
    The inevitable conclusion, a showdown with the final boss, should sensibly have been the one part of the game to slip into classic Bomberman battle mode. Instead, it's just another retread of one of the less interesting minigames. Imagine all that buildup with not even an explosion to be seen. How fitting.
  6. Bomberman Land just blows. [May 2008, p.78]
  7. In fact, a character in the game even tells you that while you may not like all the mini-games, you have to play them all to get through the game. [Mar 2008, p.89]

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