Japanese cover art
U.S. cover art
Japanese manual (English translation):
At the end of the game, White Bomberman successfully returns to the city and confronts Black Bomberman, forcing him to surrender.
This is a traditional maze-style Bomberman game. Both single-screen and scrolling-screen stages are present. Stages of larger sizes are two screens wide. A single power-up is hidden within a soft block in each stage.
Bomberman's goal in each stage is to destroy all enemy characters and reveal the exit, which is hidden beneath a soft block. If the exit is hit with an explosion, it will release more enemy characters. Every group of eight stages takes place in a different environment.
Progress in the game can be resumed using the password system. Passwords may contain characters 1-8 and B-K. excluding vowels. Passwords are eight characters long.
There are 6 areas in the game. Each area contains 8 stages. There are a total of 48 stages in the game.
- Area 1: Prison
- Area 2: On the Mountain
- Area 3: In the Cave
- Area 4: In the Forest
- Area 5: Swamp
- Area 6: Prison Again
The following enemy characters appear in this game:
The following power-ups can be found in the game:
- Bomb Stock Up
- Firepower Up
- Speed Up
- Remote Control
- Wall Pass
- Bomb Pass
- Fire Suit A
- Fire Suit B
VS Mode & Battle Mode
In the VS Mode, two players may compete against each other. The player who wins the best out of five matches is the victor. In the Battle Mode, 3 players compete, and 1-5 matches can be set. Both modes are otherwise identical. There is only one stage, reminiscent of the layout of the original Bomberman. Player 1 plays as White Bomberman, player 2 plays as Red Bomberman, and player 3 plays as Blue Bomberman. The time limit is set at 300 seconds.
Each player begins the match with two bombs and three firepower. Bomb Stock Up and Firepower Up power-ups can be found scattered throughout the stage. Unlike later games, player 3 starts each match in the center of the stage.
- ボンバーマンII 取扱説明書, HFC-2X, Hudson Soft, 1991, pp. 1, 6-11.