Bomber Online Shows That After 25 Years Bomberman is Still Going Strong


bomber online iphoneEurocenter's Bomber Online, is a community-oriented version of the Bomberman classic, which turned 25 years old in 2008, if you can believe it.

Bomber Online is the same as it ever was: Strategically place bombs where they'll blow up obstacles and enemies and then run like hell before they explode.

Bomber Online shines on a number of levels. The first is that Bomber Online is a multi-player game that supports up to five players. You can also create a profile, chat with friends, read news and updates and send feedback to the developers. The second is that Bomber Online looks as good as and plays as well as nearly any in the venerable series. You have six worlds to play in: snow, beach and so on. I've seen the same world setup in a number of games such as Gameloft's Block Breaker 2 Deluxe.

Here's where things get a wee bit dicey: You control Bomber by either swiping or using a virtual keypad. Swiping is not much of an option, because most people don't have hands they can see through.

I found the virtual keypad a bit small and there were a few times when I pressed an arrow key, my robot did not move right away. I wasn't able to replicate the issue, however. It may have more to do with my salami-sized fingers, although I tried to be precise with my button pushing.

The bombs take longer to explode than I think is necessary, but I tend to be impatient anyway. I was disconnected and then unable to connect to the server once, but that's not a biggie.

For $0.99, you can't beat it.

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