Blast Zone! Tournament is as shut as you will get to Bomberman whereas nonetheless being legally distinct, and Bomberman is at all times good. Free Bomberman with a giant single-player mode, full on-line and native multiplayer is simply grand. Developed by Victory Lap Games, it entered early entry final yr, and if you happen to seize it by January 16th you get to maintain it free eternally. From the little bit I’ve performed, it’s precisely what it seems to be like, albeit barely marred by Xbox 360-era avatar styled characters. Still, you are able to do a lot worse totally free. The full model launches on February 28th. Grab the game here, and take a look at a trailer beneath.
If you’ve ever performed a Bomberman game or related earlier than, there’s actually no surprises to be present in Blast Zone! apart from presumably its zoomed out and extremely messy 32-player mode. There’s additionally a 240-level solo marketing campaign which runs the gamut of puzzle ranges, searching roaming targets, boss battles and bot-matches. Presentation-wise, it feels just like the game is trying to imitate Rocket League’s music, aesthetic and menus, though its bobble-headed avatars are a bit gormless when considered up shut. Fortunately you’ll be able to costume them up in all method of foolish hats and masks, mitigating that flaw.
Surprisingly, Blast Zone! might be your greatest wager for taking part in a spherical of Bomberman on-line on PC proper now. Last yr’s Super Bomberman R wasn’t a nasty game, however it sank and not using a hint shortly after launch. According to Steam Charts, there’s solely a single very lonely bomber-person enjoying it at current. Blast Zone! by no means actually received off the bottom with its early entry launch, however there’s a few hundred online now, and hopefully there’ll be extra if phrase of mouth spreads. I admit I’ve received a little bit of an ulterior motive right here, but when wanting extra folks to play Bomberman with is against the law, then throw me in jail. With my bombs.
Blast Zone! Tournament remains to be in early entry, and launches on February 28th. If you seize it free on Steam here between now and January 16th, you get to maintain it eternally. It’ll finally value cash once more, and was priced at £15.49/$16.79/$19.99 beforehand.