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Bomberman
Bomberman Title
Bomberman symbol
The Bomberman Logo.
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Hudson Soft, Konami
Distributor(s) Hudson Soft
Genre(s) Action
Platform(s) NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6000 Series, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp X1, Sharp MZ-700, Sharp MZ-2000, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer/NES, TurboGrafx-16, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Sharp X68000, Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Famicom/SNES, Sega Saturn, PC, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Platform of origin MSX
Year of inception 1983
First installment Bomberman (1983)
Latest installment Super Bomberman R (2017)

The Bomberman (ボンバーマン) universe refers to the Super Smash Flash series' collection of characters, stages and properties that hail from a video game franchise developed by Hudson Soft (now Konami). The Bomberman universe takes place in a distant galaxy known as the Bomber Nebula. Games in the franchise usually consist of players solving a series of levels by placing bombs in strategic positions in order to destroy foes and or obstacles.

Franchise description

Bomberman was originally developed as a strategic maze-based computer game that was developed by Hudson Soft, makings its debut in 1983. The general setting of the Bomberman universe takes place in the Bomber Nebula, a far away distant galaxy. The protagonist of the series, Bomberman was a first robot of his kind who was tired of creating bombs in an underground factory in Bungeling Empire. After Bomberman heard a rumor that the first robot who reached the surface would become human, he decided and was able to successfully escape. Eventually Bomberman joins an intergalactic police force in order to insure the safety of his galaxy with the aid of Dr. Ein and Max; the latter acting as Bomberman's friendly rival.

In the Super Smash Flash series

In Super Smash Flash 2

The Bomberman universe makes its debut in Super Smash Flash 2 and is represented by one character along with a single stage.

Character

SSF2 Bomberman icon
  • Bomberman: A first of his kind robot, Bomberman originally worked tirelessly in an underground factory creating bombs until he heard a rumor that the first robot to escape and reach the surface would become a human. He is also a member of the intergalactic organization bent on defending the Bomber Nebula; his galaxy. Making his debut on v0.9a as a newcomer in SSF2, many of Bomberman's moves are attributed to his series as much of his moves involve bombs which have become the symbol of his franchise.

Stage

SSF2 Bomb Factory
  • Bomb Factory: A bomb factory which contains the motifs of the Bomberman maze-grid games. The Bomb Factory is a rather plain stage with soft blocks appearing in the background along with bombs which explode in their trademark + patern, heavily damaging players on the way.