Bomberman 64 (ボンバーマン64) is a game for the Nintendo 64 that was released only in Japan. It has nothing to do with 1997's Baku Bomberman, also known as Bomberman 64 outside Japan. Bomberman 64 was the last official N64 game to be released in Japan. Although it has a similar focus on minigames as the Bomberman Land games, it is not officially part of that subseries.
This game has several types of gameplay, each with its own mode. The names are loosely translated based upon the gameplay they exhibit. High score displays the high scores from some of the different modes.
- Classic Mode
- Panic Bomber Mode
- Point and Click Game
- Bomberman Park
- High Scores
This mode plays like the original Bomberman game. The player must defeat all the opponents and find the exit to advance to the next area. There are multiple exits in every stage, the yellow one will move you up the level grid and the red one will move it down. There is also a classic multiplayer mode available.
Panic Bomber Mode
This mode plays like the Panic Bomber Series. There is a single player mode where it plays endlessly until the player loses. It shows the high score before each try and the player can try as many times as they want. There's also a multiplayer option where up to 4 players can play at once in competition. You can also select what time of blocks you wish to use with Ballom shaped blocks being optional from the start.
Point and Click Game
The object in this game to clear all the Bomberman blocks on screen. The only way to clear the blocks is to click on two or more of the same color that are touching. The columns will move together as blocks disappear and if you run out of moves then you lose. There are three sizes of grids to try: 13x6, 16x8, and 16x10. You can also change the type of blocks you want to use. This mode is based on the SameGame puzzle game originally released in 1985, which has been adapted by many other developers including Nintendo.
This mode plays similar to the Bomberman Land games. The player can walk around the park and talk to the locals and play various minigames. In each minigame there is a high score to be beaten and with each record broken it increases the score card of the player. When your score card is high enough, you can access new areas of the park and new minigames.