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''Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!'' is the third game in the VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} franchise for the {{Nintendo 64}}, released in 1999 as a sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 64}}''.

While celebrating his victory over Altair and Sirius on the hot springs planet Ksa2, Bomberman finds a mysterious egg and decides to take it with him. On his way home, however, Bomberman's ship gets sucked into a black hole, and he wakes up to find himself in jail with the aforementioned egg, which suddenly hatches into a tiny creature named Pommy.

Bomberman and Pommy soon learn that the evil [[BigBad Rukifellth]] and his BHB Army have been collecting powerful artifacts known as the Elemental Stones. The only one they're missing now is the Fire Stone -- the very one that Bomberman uses to create his bombs. With no other choice left to them, Bomberman and Pommy set out to fight the BHB Army's Astral Knights, taking their Elemental Stones so they can't be used for evil and destroying the Gravity Generators that power the black hole that trapped Bomberman in the first place.

The game plays largely like ''Bomberman 64'', with several additions/upgrades:

* six different types of elemental bombs aside from the standard fire
* the return of the grid-shaped explosion (although certain bombs retain a spherical blast radius)
* four pieces of special armor that can be collected, each of which permanently improves one of Bomberman's abilities
* a shop where Bomberman can purchase health upgrades, multiplayer stages, multiplayer costumes, and hints on how to defeat the Astral Knights
* and of course Pommy, who can be controlled by either the AI or by a second player

Pommy also marks the introduction of the Charabom/Karabon mechanic to the series. Feeding him different types of food will improve his abilities, eventually resulting in him changing into a new form. This would be expanded upon in later games, particularly in ''VideoGame/BombermanTournament'' in the form of Charabom battles and Charabom fusion, and ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'' in the form of Charaboms evolving as they level up.

As with the previous two N64 titles, reception of this game was mixed. General consensus is it's SoOkayItsAverage and maybe a little too short, though the changes to the story mode and the addition of Pommy were considered good ideas.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:[[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks It's rather telling]] that the results of letting either Mihaele, Sthertoth, or the Angel run free with their plans would have ''all'' caused a Universal Class 6 Apocalypse.]]
* {{Bad Ending}} / {{Downer Ending}}: The Bad Ending more or less implies that [[spoiler:the universe and all life will be destroyed by the God of Chaos. To say nothing of how the Astral Knights stay dead, Rukifellth is engulfed by Sthertoth, and Lilith stays behind on the Warship Noah to be with Rukifellth just as it's being destroyed, leaving Bomberman, Pommy, and Sthertoth as the only surviving characters]].
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: In the Good Ending, the knights plus Rukifellth and Lilith all come back.]]
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: It's either this or WrongGenreSavvy with Pommy. Despite constantly cowering from every single boss battle and every time a Gravity Generator room is visited, Pommy insists to the very end that he's the hero of the story (and moreover that ''he's'' the one looking out for Bomberman).
* BigBad: Rukifellth. [[spoiler:Who was possessed by the demon god Sthertoth.]]
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler:Regulus/Bulzeeb. Zoniha is about to kamikaze Bomberman after losing when he shows up and cancels her attack. Then he loudly declares that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he's the only one that gets to defeat Bomberman]] right before making her one with a black hole.]]
* [[{{BFG}} BFB]]: As if Bomberman's bombs weren't big enough, he can pump them up to jumbo size while holding them. This is actually required to kill some enemies - not from the bigger explosion, but by ''crushing them with the Pumped-Up Bomb''.
* BloodKnight: Bulzeeb has more than a few shades of this. [[spoiler: In fact, the entire reason he pretended to be under Rukifellth's control is so he can fight and get stronger fighting worthy opponents.]]
* CaptainErsatz: Pommy is an expy to both {{Kirby}} and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]].
* CharClone: Regulus/Bulzeeb plays this to the hilt in this game. A CoolMask, RedBaron title that references his colour ("The Black Breath"), status as TheRival, and a HiddenAgendaVillain with a [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor tendency to switch sides]] make him a MobileSuitGundam-style Char Clone.
* ChekhovsGun: When [[spoiler:Regulus/Bulzeeb saves Bomberman by cancelling out Zoniha's light attack with his dark bombs. During the true final battle, The Angel of Light and Shadow uses a similar attack as she did, and using the dark bombs cancels it out.]]
* ContinuingIsPainful: ''The Second Attack!'' gives you three continues that preserve your powerups, [[AvertedTrope averting]] this trope nicely.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Nature Planet Neverland.
* CowardlySidekick: Pommy.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkIsEvil: Sthertoth definitely plays this straight. [[spoiler:Bulzeeb (a.k.a. Regulus from Bomberman 64) is probably technically more Chaotic Neutral: he was badass enough to resist Sthertoth's brainwashing of the Elemental Knights into the Astral Knights, and he claims that the only reason he was pretending to be under Sthertoth's control was because it would have allowed him to fight "worthy opponents," which would have made him stronger.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Bomberman is revealed to be this in the Good Ending.
-->"Um, I'm the one who has to blow it up, you know..."
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Rukifellth. Lilith gets possessed late in the game as well]].
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Bomberman does not get anywhere with Lilith]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Subverted. Bomberman doesn't succeed in blowing the Angel to smithereens, but instead fights it to more of a standstill and convinces it not to destroy the universe.]]
* DifficultyByRegion: In the Japanese version of the game, Baelfael, Behemos, and Ashtarth all had Instant KO moves. These were removed in the North American version.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Regulus wishes to be called Bulzeeb after Bomberman defeated him in ''64''. [[spoiler:In the Good Ending, he's okay with being Regulus again]].
* DubNameChange: Epikyur and Thantos were called Happyland and Death Star in the Japanese version. Epikyur likely references [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism Epicureanism]], while Thantos references [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatos Thanatos]].
* ElementalPowers: Everywhere.
** PlayingWithFire: Baelfael, Bomberman's bombs' basic element, the Navarm Bombs obtained from Molok.
** AnIcePerson: Behemos and the Ice Bombs.
** BlowYouAway: Ashtarth and the Hurricane Bombs.
** ShockAndAwe: Zhael and the Lightning Bombs.
** MagmaMan [=/=] DishingOutDirt: Molok.
** LightEmUp [=/=] HolyHandGrenade: Zoniha, the Light Bombs, and [[spoiler:Mihaele!Lilith, The Angel of Light and Shadow.]]
** CastingAShadow: Regulus/Bulzeeb uses both solidified shadows and the gravity type.
** PowerOfTheVoid [=/=] BloodMagic: [[spoiler:Rukifellth.]]
* EnemyMine: Bomberman and [[spoiler:Regulus]].
* EvilGloating: Rukifellth '''loves''' doing this. Even if there's no one around to listen to him (see also JustBetweenYouAndMe further down the page).
* EvilLaugh: Rukifellth and Zoniha.
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: The goddess Mihaele and the demon Sthertoth.
* GallowsHumor: [[spoiler:Rukifellth engages in this a little during the Good End credits, where he pretends he's still possessed by Sthertoth in front of Lilith. She's not amused.]]
* {{God}}: [[spoiler:You have to fight ''The Angel of Light and Shadow'', who created the universe, as the TrueFinalBoss.]]
* GenkiGirl: Lilith.
* [[{{GottaCatchThemAll}} Gotta Collect Them All]]: The seven Elemental Stones (technically only six, since Bomberman has the Fire Stone at the start of the game).
* GravityMaster:
** Bomberman is sucked into a black hole, which is really created by a gravity generator that needs to be destroyed.
** Bulzeeb's bombs create black holes. Defeating him gets you his Shadow Stone, allowing ''you'' to make black holes.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Regulus/Bulzeeb]] for a second time, [[spoiler:though this latter appearance portrays him more as a neutral rival than an enemy.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: Ashtarth, which makes it rather ironic that the instruction booklet describes him as "an honorable knight who always believes in a fair and just battle."
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Zhael, to Rukifellth.
* JapanesePronouns: There's quite the variety going on.
** Pommy actually refers to himself as ''boku'', as opposed to the North American version where he's a ThirdPersonPerson. The Good End reveals that Bomberman's also a ''boku''-user.
** Molok, being the oldest of the knights, uses ''washi''.
** Zoniha uses ''atashi''.
** [[spoiler:Mihaele uses ''kono watashi'', which could be rendered as: "It is I who..." Sthertoth uses ''wagahai''; the Angel uses ''ware''.]]
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Parodied in one of the bonus scenes:
-->"It's not much fun making speeches about my plans without an audience..."
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:The bad ending]].
* LightIsNotGood: At least two of the bosses.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: At first, Rukifellth wants the Astral Knights to get the Fire Stone from Bomberman. [[spoiler:Later, after Bomberman starts taking down the rest of the knights one by one and acquiring their Elemental Stones, [[UnwittingPawn Rukifellth finally decides that he's just going to let Bomberman come to him on the Warship Noah with all the stones and take them from him there]].]]
* [[{{MrExposition}} Ms Exposition]]: Lilith's main role.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Pretty much all of the antagonists have a "title" of sorts aside from their actual names (e.g. Baelfael the Crimson Flame, Molok the Raging Earth). In retrospect, it's kind of a giveaway that you'd end up fighting [[spoiler:Lilith]] at some point, given that [[spoiler:she's also known as ''the Scourge of the Spaceways.'' Although to be fair, she's possessed by Mihaele when you fight her, and in the original Japanese, she was just referred to as ''Onna Kishi'' (Female Knight), which is considerably less threatening-sounding.]]
** [[spoiler: Bomberman sort of gets a title in Japanese too, from Mihaele. She addresses him as ''Bakuhonoo no Senshi Bonbaaman'', or "Explosive Flame Warrior Bomberman," which didn't get rendered in the translation.]]
* NiceHat: Rukifellth.
* NoDubForYou: The North American version didn't bother to dub the original Japanese voiceovers.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:Bulzeeb]] goes as far as [[spoiler:killing his own teammates]] to ensure that he would be the one to defeat Bomberman.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Later in the game, Rukifellth's normally blue eye flashes red, indicating that [[DemonicPossession something else might be going on...]]
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Many of the characters have names derived from ancient Near East mythology.
** Behemos: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behemoth Behemoth]]
** Ashtarth: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astarte Astarte]]
** Zhael: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba%CA%BFal Ba'al]] (more obvious in her Japanese name, ''Baaru'')
** Molok: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch Moloch]]
** Bulzeeb: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub Beelzebub]]
** Rukifellth: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer Lucifer]]
** Lilith: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lilith]]
** Mihaele: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_%28archangel%29 Michael]]
** Sthertoth: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astaroth Astaroth]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Pommy.
* TheRival: Regulus/Bulzeeb returns from Bomberman64, looking to settle the score with White Bomber.
* RoyalWe: [[spoiler:The Angel.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Sthertoth was trapped inside the Celestial Stone thanks to Mihaele and the Elemental Knights until Rukifellth came along and touched it.]]
* SequentialBoss: [[spoiler:Rukifellth → Sthertoth → The Angel.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: One of the first Bomberman games (and so far, one of the ''few'' Bomberman games) to actually [[AvertedTrope avert this trope]] with multiple female characters.
* SpinningPiledriver: [[spoiler:Essentially Mihaele!Lilith's Instant KO move.]]
* SuperTitle64Advance
* SuperDrowningSkills: This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[NeverLiveItDown multiple times]] in the form of Pommy's taunts to the main character for his inability to swim down to noticeable underwater ruins in Aquanet, as well as his fear of crawling through a pipe filled with running water.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Pommy.
-->"[[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment Pommy's name is Pommy!]]"
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:''GOD'']].
* UnrealisticBlackHole: Gravity/Shadow Bombs, which create miniature black hole "explosions." The resulting damage from said bombs is limited to applicable targets (mooks, specially-marked doors, Bomberman himself. Also Pommy, but he comes back if he accidentally gets sucked in). On a more general level: the black hole that the entire game is set within, because everything isn't crushed into a very dense sphere in the middle. Possibly justified considering that the black hole is created/powered by special machines, which may explain why it doesn't act like an actual black hole.
* UnwittingPawn: Bomberman. [[spoiler:And later the knights once Rukifellth decides they're more useless than he thought.]]
* VerbalTic: Pommy's tendency to add "myu" to sentences.
** Rukifellth's EvilLaugh might also be a Verbal Tic.
* VideogameSettings:
** TheAlcatraz: Alcatraz, obviously.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld [=/=] IcePalace: Aquanet is somewhere between the two.
** WorldInTheSky [=/=] RuinsForRuinsSake: Horizon.
** CasinoPark: Starlight.
** LethalLavaLand: Neverland.
** AmusementPark: Epikyur as a whole.
** BigBoosHaunt: A subsection of Epikyur.
** GraffitiTown: Thantos.
** CoolStarship: The Warship Noah.
** FinalBossNewDimension
* WorthyOpponent: Regulus/Bulzeeb, especially in ''The Second Attack''.
* {{Yandere}}: Zhael. It's more obvious if you complete Neverland before Starlight and pay attention to the post-planet cutscene on the Warship Noah.
--> [[MurderTheHypotenuse "Even if she were not already my enemy, I would destroy that Lilith anyway! I will not permit another woman to attract my Master Rukifellth's attention!]] . . . I look forward to hearing her beg for mercy -- a mercy that shall be denied! I will enjoy crushing the life out of this so-called Scourge of the Spaceways!"
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