Bomberman PSP

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 70
    Shows a certain amount of promise with the new stockpile system and the game sharing feature for multiplayer. Unfortunately, it is hampered somewhat by the ease of gameplay, the overwhelming number of items that simplifies the title, and a mysterious amount of lag and load times during multiplayer play.
  2. 70
    The game is probably the most faithful interpretation of the series for current consoles. And while the lack of online play is glaring in its absence, the addition of game sharing should help ease the fans' pain.
  3. Arguably indispensable for those wanting and able to play with others, but despite some interesting touches the new single-player mode fizzles more than it explodes.
  4. It remains a simple, addictive and hugely enjoyable game concept, and that alone makes Bomberman PSP into what you might call a "fairly good game" - nothing remarkable, but a nicely presented repackaging of a much-loved original.
  5. If you don't have a DS and you have at least two friends with a PSP, get this game when the price inevitably drops like a stone, as Bomberman titles are prone to do. Otherwise, wait for the DS sequel, complete with online support, and leave this one for your friends looking to justify their PSP purchases.
  6. This isn't a game trying to reinvent the wheel, but rather one that's just trying to roll along. And if that's what you're looking for, it's a blast.
  7. Online play would have made this the perfect multiplayer offering but the developers have got to leave something to add in a future release.
  8. Sure, it's fun, but it's hard to plop down your dough considering last year's "Bomberman DS" allowed eight-man fragfests. [Sept. 2006, p.108]
  9. Despite a few random pluses, such as the ability to Game Share with up to three other players on a single UMD, Hudson's over-enthusiasm (and near pathological obsession) with messing with the gameplay, creates a rather dull and watered-down 'campaign'.
  10. A charming return to the series’ roots and a pretty great handheld experience, but anyone other than the diehard Bomberman fan can safely wait for a preowned copy or a price drop.
  11. It is still a little too expensive for my tastes though, as Bomberman still doesn’t have that wide appeal that’s going to make it a good buy for everyone.
  12. With over 150 levels and boss stages, there's enough variety to keep things interesting, and old-school players will feel right at home with the familiar and mostly untouched format of the past.
  13. A return to the bombs away puzzling of old rather than the recent diversions into platform and karting games - and it's all the better for it. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
  14. 71
    Bomberman is made for multiplayer, but with everyone and their brother getting rid of the PSP platform I just can’t bring myself to recommending this to anyone save people with three other buds with PSPs of their own.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 24, 2015
    9
    It's a friendly game to play with your friends and families; the control is easy to grasp and get a hang of. Although it is repetitive, it isIt's a friendly game to play with your friends and families; the control is easy to grasp and get a hang of. Although it is repetitive, it is a fun, old school game nonetheless. Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    9
    No online but the game does have upgraded graphics, a classic mode, and a new mode to play. These upgrades make it a remake, not a port of theNo online but the game does have upgraded graphics, a classic mode, and a new mode to play. These upgrades make it a remake, not a port of the classic loved game Bomberman Nes. Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2012
    7
    i do like the bomberman game like old one,and the UMD Sharing game looks good,but it just like this game need more content like story,onlinei do like the bomberman game like old one,and the UMD Sharing game looks good,but it just like this game need more content like story,online thingy and some new characters like old one....There`s nothing wrong about this game. Full Review »