X360 Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | 8:27 AM

Bomberman Act Zero images

Bomberman Act Zero images

Hudson Soft released these 12 images of Bomberman Act Zero. Needless to say that the whole dark and violent setting won't please everyone.

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Commented on 2006-06-28 08:44:48
evil bomberman, yeah whatever, as long as I can blow up somebody I'm cool
Commented on 2006-06-28 11:02:37
Health bars? wtf

Bomberman should forever be 1-hit-kill.
Commented on 2006-06-28 11:46:10
And no one will ever use the zoomed in mode....never ever.
Commented on 2006-06-28 14:08:06
It has classic modes where it has one hit kills and pretty much plays identically to classic bomberman. So along with all the new modes they are trying to bring in people like me who have long since been bored with bomberman being identical every single time. Nice to see they've got all bases covered, except those who hate a game simply because it looks different.
Commented on 2006-06-28 14:44:16
wow didnt know they're doin that then i will probly buy this one.

Commented on 2006-06-28 15:01:07
So long as the classic mode is there I am in...plus it looks better from the top view then the zoomed in one...
Commented on 2006-06-28 15:20:19
it think it would be more challenging if they kept the 1-hit-kill system
Commented on 2006-06-28 17:20:29
Interesting stuff.
Commented on 2006-06-28 18:25:29
what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu? that is bomberman?! health bars, and spawn look-a-likes!
if they wanted they could have kept the original formula and still made it look good. it doesn't need this dark fps world setting to have better graphics and effects.
Commented on 2006-06-28 20:04:14
Looks like it could be fun on live.
Commented on 2006-06-28 20:31:05
As long as they give you a massive amount of options to customize the game as past Bombermans did, this should work. I expect it will be as addictive as ever on Live. However, it would have still been nice to see a cell-shaded traditional looking BM with 360 graphics.
Commented on 2006-06-28 21:29:24
Why didn't they just make a completly new game?? an action adventure or something ..changing the entire bomberman approach..they already changed so much..i don't get why they didn't simply make a new game
Commented on 2006-06-28 22:06:19
I don't give a rat's ass about the look of the game. For crying out loud, it's Bomberman!!! As long as I can jump into the game and go on Live and play with all my friends, sending those guys to kingdom come and trash talkin all the while, then sign me up.

As for the new look, who cares. Are we so superficial that the new look of the game is going to put us off of what has been one of the best gaming franchises for the last 20 years?

The way I see it, the Bomberman that I know and love is still buried under the new exterior. As long as I can blow your ass up, then I am pretty much set. The new look and the new gameplay mode is a very smart move on the part of the developer to introduce newer players, all of whom who would probably completely overlook the game, into picking it up and giving it a try. No doubt, once all these newbies are hooked, they too will stop caring about the way a Bomberman game looks as long as the thrill the series is famous for is present.

Besides, had they kept the look of the game the way it has always looked, then they'd be stuck having to sell it as a Live Arcade game for $5 as opposed to a full-blown X360 title for $40.

As for the lifebar thing. Good. That just makes newer players weaker than guys like me who have been strategizing Bomberman games for almost 20 years. They'll be depending upon their lifebars as a crutch which will slow their gameplay. Meanwhile, I'll be playing Bomberman like I'm Genghis Khan and wiping the walls with them. These newbies with their fancy lifebars will go a long way to improving my online Bomberman stats. Bring'em on!!!
Commented on 2006-06-28 23:05:42
Hmm to my knowledge girls are a an ever increasing part of live arcade since; 1) a 360 owner (male) most often is accompanied by a female and 2) said female is intrigued by the appealing, no nonsense arcade games.

When you make the cutesy putesy bomberman into a blood oozing cyborg that blows bodyparts across the screen, the female unit will be alienated.

This is clearly a mecha lovin' macho man's bomberman. BOO.

Bomberman on the DC was really fun, I have doubts about this one.

edit: And oh yes, they fooled me.. in NO WAY does this game look like a full 40 bucks worth. Looks like a past gen game and with such generic and repetitive textures should easily fit in the 64MB allowed for arcade titles (esp with todays texture and audio compression). Just look at the closeup of the droid, it's like a highschool reunion for class of 97. Flat texture, 8bit texture, intersecting polygon, mirrored mesh and bilinear are all present and havent aged at all.

I no longer have doubts, now I know this game will BOMB hard.. pun intended.
Commented on 2006-06-29 11:14:38
this should be an xbox live arcade game. i think it'll sell more if it was. i love bomberman!
Commented on 2006-06-30 08:10:48
Wonder how many players on Live

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