Review of the game Super Bomberman R: timeless classics
In the early '90s, when our country flooded the Taiwanese clones of the Japanese console Nintendo Famicom, as the markets began to sell pirated yellow cartridges, local gamers for the first time gained access to the Japanese video games. We have days on end were cut in the "Tank Battle" (Battle City), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros. and other 8-bit hits. It was amidst all this diversity and this wonderful game as of Bomberman, released in Japan as early as 1983. Today I would like to tell you about the game Super Bomberman R console Nintendo Switch, which continues to this glorious series.
The mechanics of the original game in 1983 was incredibly simple, but this is no less fascinating. In the role of a character by the name of Bomberman player I had to navigate the rectangular layers comprising a indestructible concrete and brick blocks, which could explode with the help of bombs. In addition to the main character of the level wandering as enemies, depicted in the form of bulbs, amoebas and other bizarre creatures. Destroying the brick blocks, the player collects reinforcing its bonuses, among which were the acceleration of movement, increased lethality radius of the bomb, an increase in the number of simultaneously planting a bomb, and so on. Along the way, it was necessary to find a way to level, while trying not to fall prey to the enemies, and not injured by their own bombs.
This amazingly simple concept is so liking the players that Bomberman become a successful franchise, which today includes dozens of games for all sorts of platforms. However, after 2010, a new game in the series for some reason no longer go. In 2012, the Japanese publisher Konami acquired Hudson Soft studio, which owned the rights to a series of Bomberman. And five years later, we are finally able to once again revive old and something to blow directly on the screen of the hybrid game console Nintendo Switch.
Due to the peculiarities of the new platform Nintendo game Super Bomberman R offers players hitherto inaccessible to them the game modes. For example, the cooperative transmission levels when each player takes up one of two complete gamepad JoyCon, and using the prefix itself as a portable handheld TV. In addition, you can connect up to 8 consoles in wireless local area network and challenge your friends for the best demolition. And, of course, not without network play against randomly selected opponents. In this case, for the received combat experience you will improve your ranking and move from one league to another game, fighting more and more professional players.
The game contains 50 levels in the classic style, the main purpose of which is to carry out certain requirements in order to enable the transition to the next stage. As a rule, you have to strip the level of enemies, blast them, or look for the keys to activate the desired portal. Moreover, these levels are very different from that to which we are accustomed to in the very first game of the series. The player sees 3D-location in an isometric view, in addition, it is now full of all sorts of traps, gears, switches, moving parts and are extremely unpredictable enemies. Levels is no longer limited to a single plane. They can be stacked, which, along with other innovations, brings a lot of variety in the gameplay.
Between levels, you will witness the story animated inserts, telling the story of the confrontation Bombermenov family and their sworn enemy - the emperor Bagler, once again trying to take over the universe. Speaking of "the family". If you do not know what is really the main character of the game is not one character, and as many as eight different color clothes, appearance and characters. Among them there are even two girls. They all live on the planet Bomber and occasionally saving the world from the insidious plans of the next villain. Plot insert very bright, stylish and well-articulated. Humor characters, as for me, too childish, but, in principle, on the Bomberman series is nothing more serious to expect not worth it at all. By the way, all the texts in the game translated into Russian. In my memory this is the first game in the series, localized for the Russian market.
I really love this series and without a moment's hesitation undertook to write a review on the new game. But in the process of familiarization with the Super Bomberman R I came to the conclusion that the developers of the studio HexaDrive (namely, they have been developing the project) is somewhat rushed and released quite a crude product into the market. It is expressed in a number of points. For example, in a terribly unresponsive management, which, coupled with not the most successful isometric view often makes it impossible for the commission of maneuvers, saving the character from the blast. You reject the analog stick in the desired direction, but the character rests on the corner instead of wrap for him. Losing a split second out to go a little further and find yourself blown up. I am glad that the developers have paid attention to it, and the recently released patch fixes the problem partially. Though, as it seemed to me personally, not quite correct.
The second major problem is simply disgusting network code (which is generally not improved with the release of the latest patch). Compete online with players from other countries is simply impossible! The game is constantly lag, your character moves some jerks that completely kills all the fun. However, you can always play with your friends, create a local network between multiple consoles, or simply hack to death with someone together on one console. In this case, the problems of "network lag" you will not have to face. Multiplayer mode "Battle" allows you to compete against each other the eight friends. The game continues until the moment when the dead will not remain only one of them. Dynamic environment, bright three-dimensional graphics and, of course, live communication with his comrades make such friendships "Zaruba" incredibly fun and exciting.
I loved how the game implemented the bosses. Every few levels of the scene mode you will be confronted with a particularly strong opponent, which you must first manage to undermine closely at full indestructible pillars, and then meet him in battle already in open space. In this case you will have to find its weaknesses and dodge all sorts of attacks. Oh, and not an easy task this, I tell you. Bosses are very cunning and resourceful. Beat them at the first attempt (especially in the phase that takes place in confined spaces) I have never failed. Therefore often had to resort to magic function Continue.
In this game, in order to continue from where you were killed, will have to spend a certain amount of in-game currency - "gems". I suspect that most of these gems one can be bought for real money, but so far I have not found anything in the game in this respect. I understand that today gems are given to the player for the passage of worlds in "History" mode. Every additional 9 lives will cost you 10 gems, so that the stock should be enough for a long time, considering that these gems you have thousands. Also for the gems you can buy new levels for mode "Battle", original hats for the characters, as well as additional characters, though at the moment this section of the store is empty.
- Bright three-dimensional graphics and high-quality animated screensaver.
- A brilliant game mechanics, familiar to us from childhood.
- The ability to go through the game together with your friend.
- Dynamic environment as much as possible to diversify the gameplay.
- fierce bosses, each of which will cause you a lot of sweat.
- The ability to connect up to 8 consoles in a local network.
- Full text translation of the game in the Russian language.
- The problems with the management of retained even after the release of the patch.
- Not the best choice isometric view.
- unreasonably high price of the game.
- Just disgusting network code.
Super Bomberman R offers us go back in time and experience the delight of a long-forgotten explosions all and all. For classic game mechanics personally I have no issues have arisen, and the presence of a magnificent cooperative share passing game comes exclusively benefit. But it is extremely unresponsive management, not the best isometric perspective, the chosen developers and inexcusable time lag during online battles spoils the impression of a seemingly win-win project. That is why for me personally it is not clear what the developers are asking the players 3599 rubles for his performance. I put a Super Bomberman R 6 out of 10.