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App Review: Bomberman Touch

Screen shot 2009-11-04 at 16.18.12Price: £4.99
Developer: Hudson Entertainment
Category: Games

A classic explodes on to iPhone

If you haven’t heard of Bomberman, then you seriously need to get with it. This game has been around since 1985 and has appeared on almost every console imaginable. Your objective as Bomberman is simple: use your bomb-laying skills to negotiate levels, destroying rocks and enemies as you go. Sadly, the iPhone version is single-player only, and as long-time Bomberman fans will know, the multiplayer mayhem is what it’s all about, as you enjoy endless fun incinerating your friends. Despite this pretty major flaw, the gameplay is easy, the levels are fun and the graphics are good. It’s just a shame that this could have been so much better. Let’s hope Hudson finds a way to get a multiplayer option into this classic game so we can all get together and bomb the bejesus out of each other. A reasonable first effort for porting Bomberman to iPhone, but there’s a long way to go before this game reaches the sublime quality of GameCube’s Bomberman Generation.

Longevity: 6.8
Fun Factor: 8.2
Practicality: 5.8
Value For Money: 7.3

Kung Fu Verdict: 7.0