Wii - Bomberman (Blast, NTSC-J) Hudson the Best
Used game for the Nintendo Wii game console.
Japanese import, will not play on non-Japanese systems without import software.
The full retail version was released exclusively in Japan and includes Battle Mode, Story Mode and Bomberman for Beginners. The downloadable WiiWare version only included Battle Mode with lesser stages. Outside of Japan the WiiWare version was released as Bomberman Blast.
In-game language, instruction booklet and cover insert text are Japanese.
Tested, works. In excellent condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.
Genre: 2D survival action
Number of players: 1-8 (simultaneous)
Product code RVL-RB6J-JPN-1
Bomberman Blast is an action game developed and published by Hudson Soft for the Wii and WiiWare. It is part of the Bomberman series. It is the second in a trilogy of downloadable Bomberman games, after Bomberman Live for Xbox Live Arcade, and followed by Bomberman Ultra for PlayStation Network.
The game was released as two versions: a fully featured retail release and a downloadable, lower priced WiiWare version with less content. The retail version was released in Japan on September 25, 2008, while the WiiWare version was released on September 30, 2008. The WiiWare version was released in Europe on September 12, 2008 and in North America on September 29, 2008.
The WiiWare version of Bomberman Blast only contains the traditional battle mode, while the retail release also includes a story mode and other additional features. The plot of the story mode revolves around Bomberman saving the player's Miis by defeating five bosses who have kidnapped them. The story mode covers 39 stages across 5 worlds, featuring 31 different unique enemies.
The game features new items, such as a rocket that enables the player to fly, and a shield. A number of items are activated by shaking the Wii Remote. In the retail version, players are also able to purchase upgrades and power-ups by cashing in gems collected during play, such as Hearts, Fire Ups, Bomb Ups and Speed Ups. In addition, players are also able to use their Miis during play, and the retail version features a mode called Bomberman for Beginners which teaches novice players the basics of the game.
The game is primarily controlled with the Wii Remote held on its side NES gamepad-style. The game also supports GameCube controllers but not Classic Controllers. The game also supports 480p and 16:9 widescreen display modes, but does not output in Dolby Pro Logic II. When four Wii remotes and four GameCube controllers are used in conjunction, this game can support 8-player offline play.
The game's battle mode features eight-player, worldwide online play with rankings, and players with the retail and WiiWare versions of the game are able to compete against each other. 10 battle stages are included with the WiiWare version, while the retail release includes an extra 2 stages, for a total of 12. Eight-player battle mode is supported by having four players using GameCube controllers and four players using Wii remotes.
Battle mode also introduces "appeal motions", an emote players can perform. WiiWare players have access to 10 motions, while retail players have access to 20 in total.