Super Bomberman R Review Roundup

Does it bomb or blow up?

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Super Bomberman R, the Nintendo Switch launch game and the first Bomberman title since 2010, is out now. Reviews have therefore gone live for the action game, and early Switch adopters will be hoping it's a worthy member of the console's launch lineup.

In GameSpot's review, critic Jason D'Aprile called the multiplayer title "one of the best party games around." Read more in our full Super Bomberman R review. Other Switch launch titles have also seen reviews go live; check them out below.

For more on Super Bomberman R, meanwhile, take a look at the review roundup below--or check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic for a wider view of critics' opinions.

  • Game: Super Bomberman R
  • Developer: Konami, HexaDrive
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: Out now
  • Price: US $50 / £45 / AU $90

GameSpot -- 7/10

"In almost every respect, Super Bomberman R plays it safe with its tried-and-true formula. The story mode is short (less than two hours at most), but fun with some creative boss battles and plenty of nostalgic throwbacks. The heart of the game--the battle mode--is a welcome retro rush, and decades since the franchise debuted, it’s still one of the best party games around." -- Jason D'Aprile [Full review]

IGN -- 6.2/10

"Super Bomberman R's multiplayer versatility and boss-filled story mode are laudable retreads of classic gameplay, but its depth and customizability are disappointing. By contrast, the aforementioned Bomberman Live was a brilliant, fully featured Bomberman for Xbox 360 that came out 10 years ago, and it only cost $10. It's reasonable to expect a bit more from a $50 Bomberman game in 2017." -- Ryan McCaffrey [Full review]

Game Informer -- 5/10

"With a skippable story mode, a poorly implemented in-game currency system, and shallow multiplayer offerings, Super Bomberman R is not worth your time. It's a better multiplayer game than a single-player game, but it's not a particularly good multiplayer game either." -- Brian Shea [Full review]

Destructoid -- 7/10

"It's Bomberman, man. It feels like an arcade game with a $50 price tag. The campaign isn't as strong as it could be, but there's enough here to keep the series going until Konami can muster up a little more for the next iteration." -- Chris Carter [Full review]

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