Actions

Mega Bomberman

From Sega Retro

n/a






Mega Bomberman Title.png
Mega Bomberman
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
ROM size: 1MB
Sound driver: Westone/Shinichi Sakamoto
Peripherals supported: 4 Way Play, Team Player
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1995-02Media:EGM US 066.pdf[1] $? 1573
Sega Mega Drive
US (Mega Hit Series)
1997-09 $19.99 1573
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1994-11Media:SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf[2]Media:CVG UK 156.pdf[3] £34.99Media:SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf[2]Media:CVG UK 156.pdf[3] 1573-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
1994 $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
1995-05 R$? 048130
Sega Mega Drive
KR
199x ₩? GM94020JT
Sega Mega Drive
AS
199x  ?  ?



This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.

Mega Bomberman is a Bomberman video game released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1994 by Hudson Soft. Though marketed as a Mega Drive exclusive, Mega Bomberman is derived from the 1993 PC Engine title Bomberman '94, which was not released outside of Japan.

Mega Bomberman is the only "traditional" Bomberman game to be released on the Mega Drive, compared to the five released on the Super Famicom/Super NES and the three released on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16.

Gameplay

Mega Bomberman is a typical Bomberman game with both single player and four-player multiplayer modes. Though well received at the time of release, it is considered to be a relatively poor conversion of the game, as Bomberman '94, despite supposedly running on inferior hardware, supports up to five players and features brighter graphics with more animation. Mega Bomberman also features a slightly altered soundtrack, possibly to appeal more to overseas markets.

History

Development

A proof-of-concept build was released onto the internet which suggests that Hudson originally commissioned German developer Factor 5 to originally develop the game. This build contains an eight-player battle game (something that would not be seen until many years later), but despite Hudson reportedly being impressed with the demo, they decided to scrap the project and focus on porting Bomberman '94 over to Sega's console.

Legacy

Mega Bomberman was ultimately more successful than Bomberman '94 as it was not restricted to Japan. It was re-released as part of the Mega Hit Series in North America.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
  • Programers: Yuichi Ito, Hideo Iwakawa, Kazuyuki Kimura
  • Graphic Designers: Takuya Aoyama, Yuji Iwahara, Tomomi Tada
  • Sound Programers: Hajime Ohara, Takashi Morio
  • Special Thanks: Kesuke Matsuura
  • Music Composer: Jun Chiki Chikuma
  • Art Director: Shoji Mizuno
  • Producer: Hiroki Shimada
  • Supervisor: Toshiki Fujiwara
  • Director: Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi
  • Basic Game Designer: Shinichi Nakamoto
  • Presented by: Hudson Soft

Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Bomberman/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №35, p112/113Media:ConsolesPlus FR 035.pdf[4]Media:ConsolesPlus FR 035.pdf
91 №156, p81Media:CVG UK 156.pdf[3]Media:CVG UK 156.pdf
65
87 №23, p62Media:GamesMaster UK 023.pdf[5]Media:GamesMaster UK 023.pdf
91 №67
92 №7, p14
84 №34, p92/93Media:Joypad FR 034.pdf[6]Media:Joypad FR 034.pdf
87 №26, p54-57
85
94 №25, p16-20Media:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf[7]Media:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf
60 №3, p98, 101Media:NextGeneration US 03.pdf[8]Media:NextGeneration US 03.pdf
97 №45, p44-46
75 №61, p52-54
90 №39, p54/55
92 №25, p44-46Media:Supersonic FR 25.pdf[9]Media:Supersonic FR 25.pdf
Sega Mega Drive
86
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
MegaBomberman MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Bomberman MD US cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US (Mega Hit Series)
MegaBomberman MD US Box MHS.JPG
Cover
Mega Bomberman MD US Cart MH.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Mega Bomberman MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Bomberman MD EU cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
Megabomberman md br cover.jpg
Cover
MegaBomberman MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR
MegaBomberman MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
MegaBomberman MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, Asia
MegaBomberman MD AS cover.jpg
Cover
MegaBomberman MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart

References

Necretro-logo.svg
NEC Retro has more information related to Bomberman '94.
  1. File:EGM US 066.pdf, page 222
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf, page 84
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:CVG UK 156.pdf, page 81
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 035.pdf, page 112
  5. File:GamesMaster UK 023.pdf, page 62
  6. File:Joypad FR 034.pdf, page 92
  7. File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 16
  8. File:NextGeneration US 03.pdf, page 102
  9. File:Supersonic FR 25.pdf, page 44


Bomberman games for Sega systems
SG-1000
Bomberman Special (198x)
Sega Mega Drive
Mega Bomberman (1994)
Sega Saturn
Saturn Bomberman (1996) | Saturn Bomberman Fight!! (1997) | Bomberman Wars (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Bomberman Online (2001)