Bomberman 64: The Second Attack! (爆ボンバーマン２, Baku Bonbāman 2, lit. "Explosive Bomberman 2) is a video game sequel to Bomberman 64, released in 1997. The game was not released in Europe.
Bomberman is flying through space when his ship detects a black hole. During his panic, Bomberman is knocked out and his ship is pulled into the black hole. He later awakens in a prison cell along with an egg that he had previously discovered on a hot springs planet. The egg hatches and Pommy appears, who slips through the bars and gets the fire stone back for Bomberman... Using his bombs, he destroys the door and the two escape to begin their adventure.
The player must navigate through 3D levels to find the exit. There are different conditions for clearing rooms such as defeating all the enemies or pressing certain switches. The player can "pump" their bombs and make
them bigger by holding them. There are elemental stones that can be used to destroy obstacles. There is a shop that can be used to buy new items.
A big aspect of the game is raising Pommy. He acts as a second player and can be controlled by computer or player. There is a long list of foods that can be collected to make him evolve and become stronger.
- Hot Dogs
- Ice Cream
The Astral Knights
See also: Astral Knights
Baelfael, Fire Knight. Orange/Red, spiky hair. Fought on Alcatraz. Baelfael, is derived from either the devil Belphegor, the deity Bael or the term Baal with "fael" added for effect.
Behemos, Water Knight. Big, blue ice-bomber with a blaster. Fought on Aquanet. The name Behemos is derived from the Hebrew behemoth.
Ashtarth, Wind Knight. Green, looks a little like Baelfael. Fought on Horizon. The name Ashtarth is a variation of the Goddess Astarte but could also derive from Astaroth, the Grand Duke of Hell or possibly the god Ashur.
Zhael, Lightning Knight. Purple/white, cat-looking. Fought on Starlight. Zhael's name is also derived from both the deity Bael and the term Baal.
Molok, Earth Knight. Brown, rocky hulking dude. Fought on Neverland. Molok's name is derived from the demon Moloch.
Zoniha, Light Knight. Yellow armor, feminine. Fought on Epikyur. It is not clear what her from, possibilities include the demons Zagan and Ziminar, the angels Zophiel, Dumah, and Pahaliah, the Incan goddess Zaramama.
Bulzeeb, Dark Knight. Black, visor over his face. Fought on Thantos. Actually Regulus from Bomberman 64, come back for a rematch. The name Bulzeeb is derived from the god Beelzebub, and "Regulus" is derived from a star (Regulus), like all other characters of the original (but in Stregheria Regulus is also a fallen angel).
Rukifellth, Leader of the Knights. Blue hair, black hat. Wants to collect the elemental crystals. Name possibly derived from the Hindu demons Rakshasa or one of the terms Razakel, Rocketfellow or "ruckus/ragnarok fell".
Upon defeating Sthertoth, Mihaele tries to stop the demon, but is too weak is assimilated along with Lilith's body. He grows powerful and with nothing to stop him, Sthertoth transforms into a giant, more sinister-looking and turns into the demon's true form - a huge, grotesque monster known as the God of Chaos. He plans to drape the universe in his darkness. After battle, Bomberman defeats the demon. Rukifellth and Lilith are once again their normal selves. However, the God of Chaos reappears, taking Rukifellth with him. He begins to destroy the Warship Noah. Bomberman, Pommy and Lilith attempt to escape, but Lilith decides to stay, as she can't leave Rukifellth behind. Bomberman and Pommy make it out in their ship. The Astral Knights remain fallen, and Rukifellth and Lilith are likely lost in the ensuing explosions. The credits roll as the ship flies in the starry background.
This ending can occur in one of two ways - either the player doesn't obtain the last two stones (which also leads to the Lilith battle being skipped), or the player loses to Lilith from her Instant KO technique. She kills Bomberman and takes the stones he currently possesses, then leaves him. As Pommy mourns him, the power of the stones restore Bomberman to life and the story continues. Even if the player hasn't defeated Zoniha, Mihaele somehow has the Light Stone during the battle with Sthertoth.
Bomberman defeats Sthertoth's incomplete form, and Mihaele traps him. She merges with him to become the creator of the universe, the Angel of Light and Shadow. The Angel deems the universe too corrupt, and wants to destroy it and create a new one. Bomberman resolves to stop it. Afterwards, the Angel decides that the universe is safe with a hero like Bomberman, and releases Lilith and Rukifellth from their trances. At the end, all of the Astral Knights return (as the Elemental Knights) - even Bulzeeb, who now insists that his name is Regulus and promises Bomberman that their fight is not quite over. Lilith and Rukifellth leave to travel the universe together, leaving Bomberman and Pommy to find a new adventure.
There are seven different planets, plus a final level which, like most final levels in the Bomberman franchise (excluding secret/true final levels), is a spaceship. This game does not have any secret levels, but does have a optional bosses as well as one of two final bosses.
- Lost Planet Alcatraz
- Ocean Planet Aquanet
- Sky Planet Horizon
- Game Planet Starlight
- Nature Planet Neverland
- Amusement Planet Epikyur
- Prison Planet Thantos
- Warship Noah
When Bomberman collects an Elemental Stone, he gains the power to use a different type of Bomb with that Stone's element. He can switch them out any time except for when a bomb is already out.
Navarm Bombs and Gravity Bombs are not directly named after their corresponding stones, Earth and Shadow, respectively.
- Despite the fact that the army is called "BHB Army", it's never actually revealed what the "BHB Army" means. Some guess it leans toward "Black Hole Base".
- Although Pommy appeared in more games (namely Generation and Jetters), he barely spoke afterwards. Special machines are needed to be used to achieve most of Pommy's forms in later games, replacing The Second Attack!'s food mechanic.
|Main||Bomberman (NES • TG-16 • Arcade) • II • World (1992) • '93 • '94 • Super Bomberman (2 • 3 • 4 • 5) • Saturn Bomberman (Fight!!) • Neo • Atomic • 64 (1997) • World (1998) • Wars • Hero • 64: The Second Attack! • 64 (2001) • Generation • Jetters • Act:Zero • Live (Battlefest) • Blast • Ultra • Super R|
|Portable||GB (2 • 3) • DS • Portable • 2 • Blitz|
|Other||Online||Online (Dreamcast) • Online (PC)|
|RPG||Quest • Tournament • Story DS|
|Max||Max • Max 2|
|Land||Land (2 • 3) • Touch! (2) • Wii • Portable|
|Mobile||Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb • Touch 2: Volcano Party • Chains • Dojo|
|Collections||Collection (GB) • Collection (PC) • Collection Vol. 2 • Hudson Best Vol. 1|
|Spin-Off||Robo Warrior • Atomic Punk • Blaster Master Boy • Panic Bomber • B-Daman • Pocket • Fantasy Race • Kart (DX) • DreamMix TV World Fighters • Hardball|
|Canceled||Virtual Bomberman • 3DS|