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Bomberman GB 2 (Japan)
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Bomberman GB (also known as Bomberman GB 2 in Japan) is a game for the original Game Boy and was released in the US in April of 1998. It is the first portable Bombeman game to feature a motif, and it is an adventurer/treasure hunter theme.
Bomberman's "ancestor", Indy Bomber, has been combing a vast jungle in search of the Ring of Wishes. He discovers a ruins with the jungle and as he is reading a scripture, falls through a trap in the floor. Indy Bomber must find his way out of the dungeon and find the Ring of Wishes. Note that the English versions call this character Bomberman.
GameplayFor the most part, the game plays like a traditional Bomberman game on a grid-like field. Before each new area, the player can select between Mode A and B which is different for every area. The modes create different rules that must be followed in order to clear each level in the area. For example, in Area 1 if the player choses Mode A they must defeat all enemies. If the player choses Mode B then they must defeat the monsters in order, according to where the arrow is pointing.
After clearing an area, the player earns a new ability that can help them later on in the game. For example, after clearing Area 1 the player earns the ability to use the whip. They can use the whip to knock bombs away from them (similar to the Boxing Glove's ability.)
There is some confusion to the name of this game because the order of the Bomberman GB series has been changed in North America. In Japan, the game Bomberman GB was released and only featured Bomberman. When it was released in the US, it was renamed Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! and included the addition of the character Wario. It is unknown why this change was made.
Now when Bomberman GB 2 was released in Japan it created a problem for North American audiences. To avoid any confusion, the game was renamed Bomberman GB in North America, since the original title had already had its name changed.
So, in a nutshell, this game is Bomberman GB in the US and Bomberman GB 2 in Japan.
|Main||Bomberman • II • TG-16 • Arcade • '93 • Mega/'94 • Super Bomberman (2 • 3 • 4 • 5) • Saturn Bomberman (Fight!!) • Wars • 64 • Hero • 64: The Second Attack • 64 (2001) • World (Arcade) • Party Edition • Atomic • Neo • Generation • Jetters • Act Zero • Live • Blast • Ultra • Live: Battlefest|
|Portable||GB 2 • GB 3 • PSP • Bomberman DS / 2 • Blitz|
|Other||Online||Online (Dreamcast) • Online (PC) • Online Japan|
|RPG||Quest • Tournament • Story DS|
|Max||Max • Max 2|
|Land||Land • Land 2 • Land 3 • Touch! • Touch! 2 • Land (Wii) • Land (PSP)|
|Mobile||Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb • Touch 2: Volcano Party • Dojo|
|Collections||Collection (GB) • Collection (PC) • Collection Vol. 2 • Hudson Best Vol. 1|
|Spin-Off||Pocket • Robo Warrior • Blaster Master Boy • Wario Blast • Panic Bomber • Hardball • Fantasy Race • Kart • Kart DX • Atomic Punk • B-Daman • DreamMix TV World Fighters|
|Canceled||Virtual Bomberman • 3DS|