The series that has appeared on so many systems is finally on the one and only Gamecube
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The other way to look at this game is by its single player mode, seeing as it is radically different from the multiplayer mode. This is where that aforementioned story applies. At the very start you are given the choice between 3 different parts of this world. Each with their own envirionment. In each part, you will be making your way through large 3D environments. There are free roaming monsters, as well as larger bosses that appear every few levels. Many of these bosses can provide a challenge, but can be defeated if you study their patterns. Each boss has their own weakness, as well as bag full of tricks.
There are all the classic moves in this game. You can plant the basic bomb, throw, kick, pickup, place, and charge to create a much larger bomb. There is also a nice feature where you can merge bombs. You will have to complete a minigame to win the item. For example you will have to sky dive and land on a log to win a water balloon. Later you find a merging station. At this point, you can combine your original fire bomb with your water balloon to create a water bomb. This bomb has the abilitiy to put out fires as well as cause damage to creatures and yourself. At places you will have to put out fires to access certain locations.
Another attempt to add more content to the single player mode is the Charabombs. This has the definate feel of Pokemon. You meet different creatures along your exploration and you can battle them. You do not control them in real time, but you choose a strategy before hand. After 3 rounds, whoever has more energy wins. You must win to get the new charabomb. Once equipped, these charabomb sgive you new abilities, including remote bombs and the ability to throw farther. Of course you can only equip one ability at a time.
Puzzles never get too complicated. In fact they are normally pretty simple. They start out as simple blowing up a pole so that it falls on a fence, and get up to moving boulders to navigate through icy mazes.
The single player is a nice change from the old school Bomberman titles where it was identical to multiplayer mode with wandering monsters. The extra attempt for content is rather welcomed. Although it still retains its simpleness, which is nice because that has always been the way of the Bomberman titles.