Saturn Bomberman (XBAND)

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Saturn Bomberman
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Peripherals supported: Sega Saturn Modem
Genre: Action[1]

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥2,8002,800 T-14305G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Saturn Bomberman (サターンボンバーマン) is a Sega Saturn Modem-compatible Sega Saturn puzzle action game developed and published by Hudson Soft. A port of the previous July 1996 game Saturn Bomberman, it was released exclusively in Japan in September 1996, and utilizes the XBAND service for online gameplay.


While the core gameplay remains identical to the standard Saturn Bomberman, this XBAND iteration removes the "Normal Game" mode, and limits the "Battle Game" mode to online play, in which 2-4 players can compete. If a modem isn't detected a simplified "Master Game" boots, titled Niko Bon Pick '96 (にこボンピック'96); a one-player, single level challenge where the game gives you a rating (out of nine) if completed.

The online portion is thought to have been re-incorporated into the standard Saturn Bomberman for its North American release.

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Magazine articles

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Saturn Bomberman (XBAND)

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Technical information

Main article: Saturn Bomberman (XBAND)/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
572,241,600 CD-ROM (JP) T-14305G V1.001


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Saturn Bomberman (XBAND)

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Sega Mega Drive
Mega Bomberman (1994) | Mega Bomberman: Special 8 Player Demo (unreleased)
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