Bomber King

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Bomber King

Japan
BomberKing NES.jpg

Japanese cover art
U.S.
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U.S. cover art
Developer(s): Hudson Soft
Publisher(s): JP: Hudson Soft
NA/EU: Jaleco
Platform(s): Famicom/NES, MSX
Release date(s): JP: August 7, 1987
NA: December 1988
EU: September 27, 1989
Genre(s): Action, maze, strategy
Mode(s): Single player


Bomber King (ボンバーキング Bonbākingu), released as RoboWarrior in the U.S. and Europe, is a video game developed by Hudson Soft. It is a loose spin-off of the previous game, Bomberman.

Story

Japanese manual:

アルタイル紀元2036年。惑星アルタイルに、突然、

寒い冬がおとずれ、人々は大混乱におちいった。

寒さの原因は、惑星に異次元生命体が侵入したため。

緑の豊かな、平和なアルタイルを取りもどすには、 その生命体を退治しなくてはならない。

アルタイルの危機を救うべく、戦闘用アンドロイド

”ナイト”は、今まさに惑星に降り立つのだった——[1]

Japanese manual (English translation):

Altair, 2036 AD. Suddenly, a cold winter came to the planet Altair, and all the people fell into chaos.

The source of the coldness was a lifeform from another dimension that invaded the planet.

To reclaim the abundantly green, peaceful Altair, that life-form must be eliminated.

In order to save Altair from its crisis, the combat android "Knight" has just been sent to the planet.[1]

U.S. manual:

The Legend of Altile...
In the distant future, overpopulation and pollution have purged planet Earth into near ruin. World leaders have no way to solve the crisis, so they turn to Altile, a very wise scientist for possible answers. Altile is a genuis, and after a short period of thought, devises a plan to rid the Earth of this terrible curse.

In the year 2395, Earth's scientists and engineers follow Altile's plans and construct an artificial planet in the far reaches of the galaxy that will be home to a portion of the overpopulated Earth's people.

All the people of Earth work together to complete and colonize the artificial planet. Unfortunately, Altile dies shortly after crafting his plans for the new world, and enver sees his dreams come true. So, in his memory, the people name the planet Altile.

Besides providing a new and peaceful home for the people of Earth, the new planet Altile also unites the nations of the Earth. Thoughts of war disappear and the half-man/half-machine RoboWarriors, who have defended the Earth for so long, are deactivaed, and the two planets, Earth and Altile, exist in harmony.

The Aliens Invade
But in the year 2036 A.D. (After Altile), led by their ruthless dictator Xur, the Xantho Empire from another dimension invade Altile, deactivating its specially constructed weather-control system and plunging the peace-loving people into bitter cold. The Xantho aliens transform the surface of the beautiful green planet into a barren and brown wasteland for their own diabolical uses.

The inhabitants of Altile flee underground to escape the frigid temperatures that the Xantho Empire have inflicted on their planet. Before leaving, however, they send a message to their sister planet Earth begging for help. Although the Xanthos are cruel, the brave people of Altile vow never to surrender.

Help Arrives
The Earth scientists receive the Altile plea and quickly reactivate the Z-Type Earth Defense cyborg (ZED), the most powerful of all RoboWarriors. They ready ZED for combat, preparing their fastest spaceship to send him across the galaxy to Altile.

ZED lands in Landor on Altile, far from the alien Xantho main invasion force, yet he can see the terrible destruction Xur and his Xantho Empire have inflicted upon Altile - green plants withered, beautiful birds and animals gone. ZED knows he has to reach the weather-control station, but it's feared that Xur himself commands the vital base.

ZED also holds a secret that will help him defeat Xur. Before disappearing underground, the people of Altile have left many assorted energy capsules hidden on the surface of their planet. These energy capsules not only increase the fighting capabilities of RoboWarrior, but other special functions as well. ZED knows he must find the capsules to topple the Xanthos and restore freedom to Altile.

A World of Wonder
As you will discover, Altile is a magical land filled with wonderful surprises and plenty of challenges. You'll encounter dozens of strange aliens and see fantastic sights as you guide ZED on his quest above and below the surface of Altile. On your way to a final confrontation with Xur, you must use all your weapons and bombs to uncover the secret powers left by the people of Altile in order to help you defeat the Lords of Xanthos. It's a dangerous mission, but tremendous rewards await ZED and the people of Altile should you succeed.[2]

Gameplay

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Stages

List of stages in Bomber King

Enemy Characters

The following enemy characters appear in this game:[1]

Items

The following items can be found in the game:

Ports

Bomber King was released in Japan on the MSX in 1988.

Gallery

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ボンバーマン 取扱説明書, HFC-BX, Hudson Soft, 1987, pp. 1, 9-12.
  2. RoboWarrior Instruction Manual, NES-FH-USA, Jaleco USA Inc., 1988, pp. 2-4