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The Hige Hige Bandits are going to destroy Planet Bomber by crashing their artifcial comet Dark Star into it. Bomberman must destroy the four powerful engines of Dark Star before it is too late! [Majesco]
||Majesco Sales Inc.
||April 5, 2004
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Jetters may not have the multiplayer diversity of a Mario Party, but for primitive addiction, it plays to form.
If you haven't ever played a Bomberman game before, add a whole point to the final score and you've got yourself a definite winner.
It also distinguishes itself among platformers by letting the player control the camera at all times.
The control in the multiplayer mode is a bit better than in "Generations," which is a good thing, as "Generations" had some rather stiff control issues.
I can't stress enough how chaotic and frenetic four-player matches are - you really have to play it to understand. [Dec 2003, p.158]
Theres more than enough compelling features on this one disc to warrant a purchase, especially if youre the kind of person who puts those extra few controllers to use as often as possible.
Next Level Gaming
Personally, I think the game is worth it just for the multiplayer mode. I consider the single player mode an added bonus that you can play in your spare time.
Bomberman fans aren't in for anything really new with Bomberman Jetters, but it's hard to knock yet another faithful adaptation of one of gaming's most successful gameplay formulas.
Bomberman Jetters does offer a few new features but unfortunately not enough to substantially impact the gameplay.
The game now relies more on luck than actual skill and thinking; things such as mini-games, Charabom battles/merging and Coin Battle in Battle Mode have been taken out; and the game just seems too cute at times.
Single-player action is packed with minigames. Multiplayer action presents classic Bomberman play with a host of new selectable characters. [Apr 2004, p.122]
Bomberman Jetters has its faults. Bad voice acting, dated graphics and a preternaturally challenging multiplayer AI all detract from the general experience it provides. However, they aren't enough to kill its charm, well-tuned gameplay and multiplayer allure.
Inside Gamer Online
Along with the beautiful anime cutscenes comes horrible voice acting.
If nothing else, it should satisfy gamers looking for a good party game and a little more lighthearted fun during their breaks away from their more serious games.
If you're thinking about picking this game up for the single-player experience, think again. It's simple, primitive, and frankly, boring, a description that adequately illustrates the title's visuals, too.
The single player mode is one of the worst attempts at a Bomberman adventure yet, and the multiplayer mode is fun but still sits below the bar set by multiple Bomberman titles that have released over the years.
The few ways in which Jetters differs from its predecessor don't improve upon the formula in any way; instead, there is a heavier focus on an insipidly lame storyline and an almost completely unnecessary second playable character.
At times, the game's saccharine sensibilities make the challenges, though very real, hard to swallow.
Cheat Code Central
It has become a generic version of itself through its re-birth. It's not worth more than a rental.
While the Bomberman franchise is chock full of potential, Bomberman Jetters squanders the good things it has going for it in order to serve up another dish of reprocessed mediocrity.
A lackluster follow-up to the exceptional Generations, particularly because the enhancements here are non-existent.
The average user rating for this game is 7.8 (out of 10) based on 6 User Votes
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