The Bomberman series needs no introduction to retro gaming fans, but for those who have never encountered the explosive-toting little fellow, this is a manic and addictive arcade experience. This version's gameplay differs little from previous games, and sees players sprinting madly around a single screen filled with walls, hurling bombs at their opponents, who are trying to do exactly the same to you. A number of power-ups are available to give you the edge, including smart bombs and speed ups but that really is pretty much all there is to the game. However, it is this simplicity which provides much of Bomberman's charm and it is undeniably fun watching your foes fall into your cunning trap and get caught in a massive explosion. The game's pace is never less than full-on and when played with human opponents, Bomberman is one of the most enjoyable multi-player games around. The graphics and sound have been updated for this version, and while die-hard fans may be disappointed by the shiny new look given to their beloved hero, new players are unlikely to be too bothered by the changes. The inclusion of a level editor is a great bonus and as long as you can find human opponents, this is a fun blast from the past and one for fans of Bubble Bobble or Worms.