Bomberman Chains Review
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Bomberman Chains Review

Our Review by Chris Hall on February 15th, 2011
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE
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Bomberman Chains is about as simple as a Match 3 game can get, but its simplicity makes it hard to put down.

Developer: Hudson
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

As soon as you thought Match 3 was dead, Hudson drops a bomb on the genre in the form of Bomberman. Oh how far the series has fallen.

If you aren't aware of what or who Bomberman is, he is the star of the classic bomb dropping strategy game of the same name. Unlike most games of the time, Bomberman was known for a rich multiplayer experience that would pit four players against each other in a bomb dropping/sliding/throwing strategy fest. Since the 90's though the series has had more than a couple hiccups, including a few 3D adventure disasters and even a re-imagined Bomberman monstrosity on the X-Box 360. All fans really want is a fantastic new version of the original game with solid GameCenter multiplayer support, but instead we get Match 3.

For a Match 3 game though, Bomberman Chains is pretty good. Like all Match 3 games, the goal is to knock out as many chans of like shapes as you can, with additional points given for longer chains. Each level is won by completing the mission objectives, some of which include hitting X number of chains or X number of multiples. The only real difference between Bomberman Chain and any other Match 3 is the addition on bombs. When you hit a bunch of chains in a row, the Bomberman character running around the top of the screen will drop an bomb into the map that you can blow up at any point to clear some space on the board.

Other than a few issues with mission instructions (it's hard to really tell what you have to do to beat a mission), Bomberman Chains is a fairly good Match 3 game. It doesn't really bring anything new to the table, but its simple gameplay and inviting hand-drawn graphics will please just about any Match-3 fan. If you are looking for a good four player bomb-fest though, look elsewhere.

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