• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2006
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  • Summary: Deep within an experimental underground facility, humans are imprisoned as test subjects and trained to become soldiers. Equipped with armored battle suits, the subjects must fight for survival and eliminate each other to determine who will become the Ultimate Human Weapon. As Bomberman,Deep within an experimental underground facility, humans are imprisoned as test subjects and trained to become soldiers. Equipped with armored battle suits, the subjects must fight for survival and eliminate each other to determine who will become the Ultimate Human Weapon. As Bomberman, your objective is simple: destroy your opponents before they destroy you. Survive through 99 stages as you try to escape to the surface. Scramble for hidden items including speed, bomb, and armor power ups. Evade looming bomb blasts from a new tension-filled perspective. Choose from the classic one-hit, one-kill gameplay style, or utilize a new life bar and item system for a more aggressive gameplay style. Earn multiple achievements in single and multi-player modes to increase your Gamer Score. Up to 8 players can engage in frantic battles for survival online through Xbox Live and earn points to become the ultimate weapon on the World Rankings. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 41
  2. Negative: 36 out of 41
  1. The lack of stage types and offline multiplayer hinder the game's longevity a bit, but overall, Act: Zero plays well, the new FPB mode is fun, and the Standard mode still offers classic Bomberman fun. [JPN Import]
  2. Had it been released as a slimmed-down Xbox Live Arcade title, Bomberman Act: Zero would be a surefire hit, right up there with Zuma in terms of addictive, stage-based gameplay. But instead, Bomberman Act: Zero is a $49.99 standalone title that you simply shouldn’t buy.
  3. AceGamez
    40
    A proper next-gen update to the classic franchise is something I'd love to see, but with its myriad of flaws and questionable change in style, this game simply doesn't cut the mustard.
  4. This game has less to see than most budget titles I’ve seen, and it still carries a top shelf price tag.
  5. The game play was weak, the graphics weak, and the audio even worse. I was fed up and bored with this game after just a mere six minutes of playtime.
  6. While the Internet play is the frenzied, chaotic fun you've come to expect from a "Bomberman" title (though it has some loading issues), you're completely unable to blow up buddies sitting on the couch next to you.
  7. For this pile of crap with a multitude of problems, no variety and fewer options than virtually every Bomberman game released since the 16-bit era, do you know what the asking price is? Oh, no, this isn’t some bargain bin title – they’re charging a full $50 for this sick, anorexic puppy. Do I even need to go on?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 12 out of 16
  1. BenG.
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    There is no conspiracy, market ploy, or outstanding flaw with Bomberman Act Zero. It's just a Bomberman game that you can play online. There is no conspiracy, market ploy, or outstanding flaw with Bomberman Act Zero. It's just a Bomberman game that you can play online. (and with an optional new mode) I'm not really sure what's so hard to understand about that. This really hit the spot for me. In this game, there are two modes, 1) the standard mode which is top-down perspective like classic Bomberman, and 2) "FPB" mode in which the camera is third person. In FPB mode everyone has a life bar so FPB mode is actually more fun and has more depth. The only thing wrong with this game is that you can't play on the same screen -- you have to go online to play. Expand
  2. JordanH.
    Dec 17, 2007
    6
    This game isn't as bad as people say. The new FPB mode is pretty good. It adds a new style of gameplay to the series. Sadly, you This game isn't as bad as people say. The new FPB mode is pretty good. It adds a new style of gameplay to the series. Sadly, you can't save your progress, so you'll have to try and do all 100 stages in one sitting, which is very time-consuming and difficult. I haven't got past Stage 15 myself. The online multiplayer would be good if people actually played it online, but no one does, so I've never tried it. Overall, the game isn't that bad. It's just repetitive, time-consuming, and the online servers are always empty. Expand
  3. TomasB
    Oct 13, 2009
    3
    They...raped Bomberman. Why did they rape bomberman. Potentially one of the best platformers of all time... raped. He is no longer a totally They...raped Bomberman. Why did they rape bomberman. Potentially one of the best platformers of all time... raped. He is no longer a totally awesome little guy with a cool sword and kickass, unrealistic bombs. He is a extreme guy with chains who kills just about anything that moves, and even so... He got raped, by his own creators. Expand
  4. JPK
    Jun 9, 2019
    1
    Wrong On So Many Levels
    THIS IS NOT BOMBERMAN!, Being different is completely okay, But making the character unrecognisable beyond belief
    Wrong On So Many Levels
    THIS IS NOT BOMBERMAN!, Being different is completely okay, But making the character unrecognisable beyond belief with awful gameplay is definitely not okay.
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  5. Spartan
    Sep 4, 2006
    0
    Bomberman: Act Zero is yet another failed attempt at resurrecting a classic arcade title into the next generation of gaming. Instead of the Bomberman: Act Zero is yet another failed attempt at resurrecting a classic arcade title into the next generation of gaming. Instead of the classic "top-down" view of Bomberman that the game was clearly designed for, the developers have instead thrown in an abysmal "first-person" perspective. It isn't even first-person -- it's actually a close-up third-person view with a camera that must be controlled MANUALLY by the player! With a whole bunch of stuff going on in the game world, this gets extremely frustrating. As a failed attempt to remedy the situation, Bomberman is now allowed to absorb multiple bomb blasts before dying -- a departure from the original arcade version. The lack of any kind of save game feature -- which means that you start over from level 1 if you die -- further adds to the already extreme frustration. Throw in the lack of offline multiplayer (which is absolutely inexcusable for a Bomberman game), and you've got one of the worst games of 2006. Even if you're a hardcore Bomberman fan, whatever you do, avoid this game at all costs! Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Bomberman Act Zero is wholly a Pure Unoriginal,uninspired,boring,ugly,and yet,the most horrible Bomberman Title Ever,Seriously.Why? THIS ISBomberman Act Zero is wholly a Pure Unoriginal,uninspired,boring,ugly,and yet,the most horrible Bomberman Title Ever,Seriously.Why? THIS IS NOT A BOMBERMAN THAT I KNOW!!!! Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2021
    0
    This game is the worst Bomberman game I have ever seen. The graphics are terrible and look like an early 2000s game. Bomberman's redesign isThis game is the worst Bomberman game I have ever seen. The graphics are terrible and look like an early 2000s game. Bomberman's redesign is horrible, and he went from a cute character into an atrocious-looking robot that looks also terrifing. The announcer doesn't sound that well and she sounds like she's bored out of her mind. Also, there's no save feature. While the game saves data relating to other stuff in the game, you must be however connected online in order to save. Also, dying will make you return to the first level of the game. Also, while 99 levels is a good choice, they are sadly boring in this game. Not to mention, the game can be beaten in 2 hours, which is short. The only good thing about this game is the soundtrack. It sounds good, but it is sadly forgettable and isn't very memorable. Seriously, stay away from this game and do not buy it. Buy a different Bomberman game if you want. Expand

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