Yellow Bomberman originally appears in Bomberman for the PC-Engine. He is one of fake Bombermen (偽ボンバーマン, nise bonbāman) who follows Black Bomberman, and is faced as a boss character in the final battle. Though he cannot place bombs, he has two HP, and can periodically enter a flame form, firing off one or two fireballs in random directions. In his flame form, he is invulnerable to attacks, and any bombs he or his fireballs touch are detonated. He wanders randomly, but when White Bomberman lines up with him, he may decide to chase after him, increasing his speed for a time.
In the original release of the game, Yellow's palette is distinct from the other Bombermen, having green limbs and a tan face. In the DOS release, his face and limbs match the other characters. He is the only Bomberman who is not playable in the Battle Game.
Yellow Bomberman appears in the first phase of the final boss, riding a yellow bike alongside the other four fake Bombermen. He has two HP. He wanders randomly, but may speed up in a straight line if Bomberman crosses his path. He can also randomly place land mines (地雷, jirai) on the field. If Bomberman touches a mine, it will instantly explode with 1 firepower. Mines can be safely removed with explosions.
As a Selectable Palette
Because most Bomberman games support 5 or less players, the yellow palette is rarely a choice for players. Yellow Bomberman is first playable as one of 15 selectable "brothers"? in the Battle Game of Super Bomberman 2. The palette is also selectable in Bomberman B-Daman, Atomic Bomberman, Bomberman Battles, Bomberman (DS), Bomberman Live, and Bomberman Live: Battlefest.
In the arcade titles Bomberman and Bomberman World, developed by Irem, Yellow Bomberman is the fourth member of the Bomberman brothers. He is a competitor in the robot fighting competitions held in the year 2091, but whenever King Bomber goes rogue, he joins his brothers to stop his machinations. He is controlled by player four in both games.
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Yellow Bomber (イエローボンバー, ierō bonbā) is part of a team of five Bombermen. Stripped of his power and transformed into a voxel Bomberman, he must fight back against the evil Waruwaru-dan, return to his original form, and destroy the enemy once and for all. In the Arrange Mode, his special skill is the Line Bomb, and his special bomb is the Yellow Bomb, which has an eight second fuse. He is 192cm tall and weighs 237kg.
Super Bomberman R
The sixth eldest of the eight Bomberman Bros.
The constantly cheerful heart of the group. Yellow is very naive, very innocent...and a little bit odd. He's constantly off in his own world, and no matter what dire predicament the Bomberman Bros. may find themselves in, you can be sure that he'll still be keeping himself happily entertained somehow or another.~ Super Bomberman R Official Website
Yellow often appears in the background, joyful regardless of the circumstances, even when his siblings express fear or discomfort. He appears to find excitement when encountering very large characters, shouting his catchphrase, "Woah! He's big!" On Planet Timbertree, he approaches Golem Bomber with an offering of flowers and asks if he wants to play. Golem Bomber ignores him, focusing on the perceived threat of White, but after the battle, an unperturbed Yellow leaves a friendship letter with the unconscious foe. In the credits sequence, both of them are seen setting up a birdhouse together.
Yellow has a set of default stats for Grand Prix Mode, but he can also be equipped with the memory cartridge of any other playable character, which will alter his stats to the stats of the selected character.
|Grand Prix Abilities|
In the Shiny Edition of the PS4, Steam, and Xbox One versions of the game, available only via preorder, an alternate skin of this character, known as Shiny Yellow (キラキラ黄ボン, kirakira kibon?) is available. Once the included promotion code has been redeemed, he will be available at no Gem cost. He is functionally identical to the standard Yellow.
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- Super Bomberman 2 Hudson Official Guidebook. Shogakukan, 1994, p. 113.
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- スーパーボンバーマン R 公式サイト, Konami Digital Entertainment, 15/11/2017. Accessed 4/12/2018.
- Super Bomberman R Official Website, Konami Digital Entertainment, 15/11/2017. Accessed 4/12/2018.