Bomberman GB 2
Bomberman GB 2
Japanese cover art
U.S. cover art
Japanese manual (English translation):
Traveling long and far in search of the Legendary Treasure, believed to grant the beholder any wish, Bomberman had finally found where the Legendary Treasure lay hidden. But at that very moment, the earth split open and Bomberman fell deep into the darkness below. And so began, the new adventure of Bomberman.
This is a traditional maze-style Bomberman game. Both single-screen and scrolling-screen stages are present. As Indy Bomber, the player must complete the stage objective to unlock the Exit and progress to the next stage. The game is divided into eight areas, each of which contains six stages. The sixth stage of each area is a boss battle.
Unlike previous games, in Bomberman GB 2, the player may select one of two modes at the beginning of each area. Each mode has a different stage clear condition and unique map layouts. This effectively gives the player a second game to play through.
- Area 1: Underground Area
- Area 2: Swamp Area
- Area 3: Town Area
- Area 4: Pyramid Area
- Area 5: Desert Area
- Area 6: Cavern Area
- Area 7: Jungle Area
- Area 8: Final Area
The following items can be found in both the Story Mode and Battle Mode:
The following items are granted at the end of each area in the Story Mode:
Some of these items are granted to players at the beginning of each match in certain Battle Stages as well.
In the Lesson Mode, the player may play the first stage of areas 1-7. Mode A or Mode B may be selected for each stage. In this way, the player may practice each stage and become acclimated to the game's various traps and clear conditions, in order to prepare for the Story Mode.
In the Battle Mode, 1-4 players may compete if the game is played on a Super Nintendo using the Super Game Boy cartridge. Player one is Indy Bomber, player two is White Bomber, player three is Black Bomber, and player four is Pretty Bomber. Computer AI players may be enabled. The Time setting selects the time limit of each match (2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, or infinity). The Battle setting selects the number of matches (1-5).
Because the previous title in the Game Boy series had been rebranded as Wario Blast in western regions, Bomberman GB 2 was redubbed Bomberman GB to account for their lack of a Bomberman GB. Additionally, the character of Indy Bomber was renamed as simply "Bomberman". A full page of the manual detailing Indy Bomber's relationship to White Bomberman was removed from the western releases.
- ボンバーマンGB2, DMG-AB2J-JPN, Hudson Soft, 1995, pp. 4, 6-10, 12-13.
- Bomberman GB Instruction Booklet, DMG-AB2E-USA, Hudson Soft, 1998, pp. 2, 6-9.