Bomberman Tournament

Game Boy Advance

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    The best Advance multiplayer game to date (and you only need one cartridge), Bomberman blows up the competition when it comes to fun.
  2. If you never buy another title for your Game Boy Advance, then at least get this one – it’s worth the cost of the console, all on its own!
  3. Fortunately, there’s absolutely no lag during gameplay, so bombing friends is every bit as fast as before.
  4. Being the Bomberman purist that I am, it’s the multiplayer modes that kept me hooked.
  5. There is no finer joy in life than sitting with a group of friends and watching their faces contort and twist in agony as you happily place bombs next to them, trapping them against a wall from which they can never escape from.
  6. 90
    It's still fun running around and laying bombs with a bunch of friends, all huddled around a powerful light source and connected by link cables. That's what Bomberman, is all about.
  7. 90
    Not only is the multiplayer game addictive as always, but you also get an RPG-ish one-player adventure to boot.
  8. Factor in the unexpectedly cool solo adventure, and there is no reason that any portable gamer should be without this title.
  9. Easily the best Bomberman to hit these shores since Saturn Bomberman in 1997.
  10. 85
    It's clearly not as fun to play against a computer as it is to play another human, but the CPU puts up a great challenge and the single player Battle Mode is a hundred times more enjoyable than the game's very mediocre Quest Mode.
  11. When you are able to get four other friends in the room, the battle mode is the best action as you are likely to find on the GBA.
  12. There are few games as fun as Bomberman, and even though it is just in a new shape, the refinement of the multiplayer battle mode makes you want to take it with you everywhere.
  13. 80
    Crams in all the elements you loved from the original and even adds an all-new single player mode. However, it's the multiplayer link-up mode that really makes this an essential purchase.
  14. Touting sharp, colorful graphics and solid play control, it offers something for everyone: role-playing action, puzzle solving, and multiplayer competition.
  15. If you're an adventure fan with some patience, the Quest mode should float your boat while you're waiting for the next Zelda game to be announced.
  16. netjak
    DO NOT buy this game if you are looking to play just that multi-player/battle mode because you will be $40 poorer and you will probably be throwing your GBA against the wall. But, if you like Pokemon and Bomberman, then by all means, pick this game up.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
#29 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. joes
    Dec 15, 2009
    Story: Very fun, unique, and addicting. Multiplayer: hard, fun, intense, addicting. karabon: fun, unique, and ADDICTING!
  2. RonT.
    Apr 7, 2003
    The multiplayer rocks. Huddle away!