Trivia / Bomberman

Specific game's Trivia section:
  • Follow the Leader: The series is guilty of blatantly tying in concepts or mechanics from other games. Some of these were well received (the Rooi in response to Super Mario World's Yoshi, and the Charabom in response to Pokémon). Others not so much (Act:Zero in response to the massive influx of Darker and Edgier reboots).
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Both Hi-Ten Bomberman and its cousin Hi-Ten Chara Bom were exclusive to events hosted in 1993 and 1994 respectively, and were never released for home consoles in any format; however, they were the basis for the Saturn Bomberman Battle Game.
  • Market-Based Title: Bomberman Tournament is known as Bomberman Story in Japan. It's a more fitting title, since "Tournament" would imply more emphasis on online multiplayer with singleplayer that boils down to "multiplayer with bots". However, this game is more "Bomberman meets The Legend of Zelda with a side of Pokémon" in terms of the singleplayer, not that some people even bother with singleplayer in a Bomberman game.
    • Bomberman 64 can refer to TWO different games. The one we know is known as Baku Bomberman in Japan. The Japanese Bomberman 64 is actually a 2D game that never got exported.
    • Dynablaster / Dyna Blaster and Atomic Punk, for several early games before the Bomberman name became well-known.
    • Eric and the Floaters for the MSX and ZX Spectrum.
  • No Export for You: Hoo boy, this has been a recurring issue.
    • Super Bomberman 3 through 5. 3 was exported to Europe while only Japan saw 4 and 5.
    • Some of the Panic Bomber variants, namely Bomberman: Panic Bomber for PC Engine Super CD and Super Bomberman: Panic Bomber W for Super Famicom.
    • The Japanese Bomberman 64 (our Bomberman 64 is their Baku Bomberman).
    • The Bomberman Jetters anime, despite the video game making it to the West.
    • Everything Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden related.
    • The first three Bomberman Land games.
    • Bomberman GB 3 for the Game Boy. Somewhat egregious because the first two GB games were released outside Japan (although the first one became Wario Blast) and also because the villain reappeared in Bomberman Hero.
    • The PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance versions of Bomberman Jetters, Japan.
    • Saturn Bomberman Fight!!, Japan.
    • Bomberman Wars, Japan.
    • Net de Bomberman, Japan.
    • Bomberman Kart and its Updated Re-release, Bomberman Kart DX, Japan.
    • Bomberman Battles, Japan and Europe (as Bomberman Hardball).
    • Custom Battler Bomberman, Japan and Europe (as Bomberman 2).
    • Bomberman Story DS, Japan and Europe.
    • Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!, Japan and North America.
    • Bomberman Online, North America and Japan.
  • Sequel Gap: Super Bomberman 5 was released in 1997 (Bomberman Live: Battlefest, the last console installment period before hiatus, in 2010). Super Bomberman R in 2017.
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