Bomberman DS takes advantage of the unique features of Nintendo’s new handheld console. The intense battle action takes place on both screens of the console for a wider view of the game, with players able to access and use the menu via the Touch Screen function. Leading battles by voice input will be easy with the seldom seen Nintendo DS voice recognition system and microphone: now you can just ‘SHOUT’ your way to victory in battles!
The gameplay is fundamentally the same as the previous titles in the classic long-running series. You must go around a block-filled maze laying bombs to clear your way and take out your opponents. The new twist to the proceedings is that if you happen to get cursed during a match, you’ll have to rub the stylus over the touch screen to return to normal. Gamers can also choose between the ‘standard’ single-player mode and ‘battle’ mode where up to 8 people compete against each other via the wireless LAN feature. This is a well-worthy adaptation to the original Bomberman game that first came out in the early 90’s - and perfect for a new generation of gamers to get their hands on.