Video Game: Bomberman 94
Bomberman '94 is a 1994 installment in the Bomberman franchise for the Turbo-Grafx 16, the follow-up to Bomberman '93 and a loose prequel to Super Bomberman 3. After the TurboGrafx was discontinued in the West, the game was ported and localized as Mega Bomberman for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.The inhabitants of Planet Bomber lived in peace, protected by five spirits, until the evil Buglear and his robot army invaded. The Spirit Pictures, the source of the Spirits' magical power, were destroyed, splitting Planet Bomber into five pieces. Bomberman must restore the Spirit Pictures, reassemble Planet Bomber, and defeat Buglear and his army.Despite the Mega Drive/Genesis being a more powerful console than the TurboGrafx-16, the Mega Bomberman port had inferior graphics, and multiplayer only supported up to four players instead of five, though the console was capable of five players with the right MultiTap.The game is currently available to purchase from the Wii Virtual Console, along with Bomberman '93 and Bomberman Hero.Needs more tropes.
This game provides examples of:
- Anthropomorphic Food: Bananacher.
- Attack Drone: Some of the machines are like this.
- Bat out of Hell: Komori Count.
- Big Bad: Buglear.
- Big Boo's Haunt: The Crankin' Castle level.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Averted. The tundra level has penguins around, but they launch missiles that can hurt you.
- Giant Enemy Crab: Grub Robs.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: You can actually get hurt by your own bombs if you aren't careful.
- Humongous Mecha: Buglear's dragon robot.
- An Ice Person: Queen Oyobee.
- Jungle Japes: The Jammin' Jungle level.
- Kangaroos Represent Australia: Rooi started showing up with this game and have practically become a mainstay since then. They're adorable, give you a ride, take a hit for you, and for whatever reason, hatch from giant eggs.
- Killer Rabbit: The PokaPokas of the jungle level.
- The Skaters on the tundra level.
- Lethal Lava Land: The Vexin' Volcano level.
- Living Statue / Golem: Pyramid Gan:G.
- Mecha-Mooks: Every level in the game has them. In the final level, every enemy is a machine.
- Nintendo Hard: You'll find yourself in a lot of tight spots as the game progresses.
- One-Hit Kill: If Bomberman is hit even once, he'll lose a life.
- Slippy-Slidey Ice World: The Thrashin' Tundra level.
- Space Zone: Bomberman uses his spacecraft to traverse between the fragments of the planet — and finally to the artificial comet.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Mega Bomberman changes many names, such as Buglear to Bagulaa, Rooi to Louie, Bomber Family to Bomberman Team, and pretty much all of the area names. The Virtual Console PlayStation Network re-release reverted most of them, however.
- Squashed Flat: In the castle level, Bomberman can use his bombs to remove the supports from giant barrels, which can roll over any enemies who may happen to be in their path.
- Stuff Blowing Up: This speaks for itself.
- Super Title 64 Advance: Mega Bomberman, relating to the Mega Drive.
- Under the Sea: The Slammin' Sea level.
- The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: Buglear's artificial comet.