Bomberman II

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Bomberman II

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Japanese cover art
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U.S. cover art

Developer(s): Hudson Soft
Publisher(s): Hudson Soft
Platform(s): Famicom/NES
Release date(s): JP: June 28, 1991
NA: February 1993
Genre(s): Action, maze, strategy
Mode(s): Single player

Bomberman II (ボンバーマンII Bonbāman II) is a video game developed by Hudson Soft. It is the second and final Bomberman game to be released on the Famicom/NES.



Japanese manual:


Japanese manual (English translation):

White Bomberman was a diligent young man working in a mine. However, as a result of a plot by his rival Black Bomberman, he was arrested and put in prison. In order to prove his innocence, White Bomber tries to escape by using bombs.[1]


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.

Enemy Characters

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


The following power-ups can be found in the game:[1]

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.

With two active players, each player begins the match with two bombs and three firepower, while with three active players, each player starts with one bomb and two 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.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ボンバーマンII 取扱説明書, HFC-2X, Hudson Soft, 1991, pp. 1, 6-11.