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Super Bomberman R Online - 64 player battle royale


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(note that this has nothing to do with the previously released Super Bomberman R - that's a different game)

 

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-16-stadia-timed-exclusive-super-bomberman-r-online-heading-to-pc-and-consoles-soon

 

 

The previously Stadia exclusive is coming to all major platforms and will be free to play and cross-platform. This is really good news - hopefully this will build a solid community and regular players.


Looking at footage it seems to liberally borrow from Tetris 99 in visual design with the smaller boards showing what is happening on other playfields in real time. Its a bit more Battle Royale-esq in the mechanics of moving between boards after each round to move away from unsafe zones - so technically  guess this means Saturn Bomberman 10 player has finally been surpassed.

 

I'm sure someone on this forum with a Stadia subscription has already played this and can give some early impressions! Right?

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I’ve played it a few times on Stadia. It is what you’d expect it to be, I suppose. Decent fun. On stadia you have to pay to be able to join friends I think. I assume the console versions will also have some stuff behind a paywall.

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I'm down to play this - I loved me some Bomberman Live back in the days of the 360, so a fully cross-play, free-to-play offering sounds great.

I did read something that if you're after regular-ass Bomberman matches with your friends, one of you does have to pick up one of the DLC packs to host the game, which sounds reasonable. I wouldn't mind paying the tenner if it also includes dropping bombs as Alucard.

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Looks great! I've been hoping for some easily-accessible multiplayer Bomberman action for a while. (I only discovered recently that Saturn Bomberman is still technically playable online via the NetLink, since it uses peer-to-peer connection. I don't have a NetLink, though, and I doubt 9 players are still doing that.) :(

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  • 2 months later...

Had a quick play on Switch but I got knocked out pretty quickly. I hope the loading is faster for subsequent games - it's a big buzzkill!

EDIT: Nope. About three minutes to wait while it loads up a new round 😐

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Literally tried it for 5 minutes earlier.

 

Seems okay from the quick 2 games i played. Premium features can be unlocked for £8.99 - this gives you a bunch of skins and also the ability to host games in a private lobby. I'l be streaming the game later so purchased that to have the lobby.

 

Load times seem a bit of a pain but i am hoping private lobbys are better!

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On 17/03/2021 at 09:38, dumpster said:

Can't wait for this .  We used to play Saturn Bomberman with 10 players (2 multitaps) on Sundays in my shop on a massive projection TV. Brrr, great days.

 


Yeah, I was thinking of something more like that. Hi-Ten Bomberman, was it?

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Just the regular Pal version of Saturn Bomberman from stock.  Maybe was called Hi Ten abroad? I remember playing a HI Ten in an arcade on holiday and also I think seeing it on PC Engine.

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The loading on this is abysmal. It really does show just how important this is to get right and how Tetris 99 is seamless in doing this.

 

I counted FOUR different types of loading:

 

1) Searching for players (with no idea on actual progress)

2) Black Now Loading screen with circular spinner

3) Orange Now Loading screen with circular spinner which also adds a loading bar!

4) Orange lines background with no text after characters introduced

 

 

Game is fun though.

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Yeah loading is fucking absymal.

 

I got 8th on my first try and then got murdered on the first screen the next 2 times. And not gonna lie, I want the premium pack so I can have the Cunty McTriangle Bomberman.

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I've finished 2nd a few times now.

 

I do like picking Green Bomber - can't get any power ups but does come with kick, throw and punch. Finished in top 4 avoiding all conflict.

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I've played a few rounds and mostly enjoyed them. Never made first, but I've hit the top four a couple of times. I think having a couple of life hearts is a good concession.

 

I'm not keen on the different character abilities - I joined a game today that had a Pyramid Head in and he walloped me. I watched him for the rest of the game and he'd start each round chasing someone to stand on top of them and belt them straight away. I think he'd get some slow movement for a couple of seconds after his action, but it all felt very imbalanced and favourable to those who paid for the DLC.

 

Still haven't figured out how it takes two minutes to load after the minute of matchmaking. It's a 2GB game, and the assets don't change 🤷‍♂️

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I played a few more times and every player was white bomber, completely lost track of my character each time and died (I was watching the wrong one 🤐). It could be more obvious who is who.

 

I agree that the differing abilities are unbalanced - it's all about making money. 

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