Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
As in games like Fortnite or Apex Legends, everyone fights to be the last player remaining. Here, though, you can see what the other players are doing the whole time because of the shared screen, and it becomes a game of bluff and double-bluff. Also, each round only lasts a few minutes so it’s easier to stop when its dinner time.
Although skilled and competitive, the simplicity of the levels and limited ways to attack make this game accessible for all abilities. It’s raucous, explosive fun that fits into family life.
A version of Bomberman is available on most systems, although it’s worth reading a review of the specific versions before purchasing. For example, there are many versions for the Nintendo DS, but the original Bomber man game works best for families as it includes a ‘Download Play’ option, which allows you to download the game to up to 8 other DS consoles then battle using a local wireless connection:
- Bomberman Land Touch!
- Bomberman Land Touch! 2
Super Bomberman R Online takes a highly customisable version of the game online in battle royale style. Exclusive to Stadia, this version pit up to 64 Players against each other. The game will be one of the first Stadia titles to take full advantage of Crowd Play, a feature that allows players to jump into a game with professional players on YouTube.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US.
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to plan when to drop your bombs to trap or hit other players. You also need to be able to cope with suddenly being blown up or trapping yourself by minstake.
Super Bomberman R Online has the following accessibility:
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