Offical Artwork of Bomberman from Super Bomberman R
|Smash Bros. appearances||Ultimate|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Super Bomberman R Online (2020)|
|Console/platform of origin||NEC PC-8801|
|Place of origin||Planet Bomber|
|Created by||Shinichi Nakamoto|
|Designed by||Shoji Mizuno (1993 onward)|
Bomberman (ボンバーマン, Bomberman), oftentimes referred to as White Bomberman, is the main protagonist of the Bomberman series.
Bomberman’s first appearance was in the eponymous game in 1983, though his most well-known design debuted in Lode Runner. This design would be used for Bomberman one year later in the NES port of the first Bomberman.
White Bomberman is the primary representative of the Bomberman people, the dominant inhabitants of Planet Bomber. Like the other Bombermen, he has the ability to create bombs. There are many incarnations of him represented in the different games of the series, which do not usually keep a particularly consistent description of the character. Generally, he is seen saving his home planet, the galaxy, or even the universe from disaster.
In his home series, the Bombermen battle by setting bombs which then explode into cross patterns. These can not only attack opponents, but also break barriers and crates which contain powerups. However, the Bombermen can also get caught in the blast themselves, requiring them to place bombs strategically and take cover.
As an Assist Trophy
|“||Bomberman is a brand-new Assist Trophy, which means he's here to help you during battle. The bombs he leaves on the stage detonate in his iconic, cross-shaped pattern!||”|
|—Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
Bomberman appears as an Assist Trophy character in Ultimate and lays down bombs which he then explodes into cross patterns, similar to his home game. This deals moderate damage to opponents. Bomberman can be KO'd by opponents and even his own bombs, although he avoids the latter most of the time. He may also place Remote Bombs, which he can detonate at any time. They also explode if caught in another Bomb’s explosion.
As a costume
A Bomberman costume for the Mii Brawler was released as DLC as part of Wave 7 on October 13, 2020. Like Sans, Cuphead, and Vault Boy before him, Bomberman appears as a fully modeled character. His "mask" is just his head instead of a mask with the Mii's head visible. Like Vault Boy, he does not come with a music track. The costume's colors change corresponding to the color of the Mii used, in reference to the different palettes in the battle mode in Bomberman games.
As a spirit
Bomberman appears as a primary spirit in Ultimate. He also appears in a Spirit Battle against a Toon Link on Wrecking Crew's Battlefield form. During his battle, explosive items and a hostile Bomberman will appear while Toon Link's fire and explosion attacks are more powerful.
|1,293||Bomberman||★★★||2||2688||8107||1882||5675||806||2432||No Effect||Bomberman Series|
Bomberman illustration from the Smash Bros. Countdown.
Bomberman laying bombs on Temple.
Bomberman caught in the blast of his own bomb on Mario Galaxy.
Names in other languages
- Bomberman appeared in various media alongside other Super Smash Bros. characters prior to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
- He appeared alongside Wario in Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! for the original Game Boy.
- He made several cameos in the German Club Nintendo comics interacting with other characters in the Mario series such as T.T. from Diddy Kong Racing and Mario himself.
- He appeared alongside Snake, and Simon Belmont in DreamMix TV World Fighters.
- He appeared in the Super Bomberman R series along with many other Konami-related franchises such as Castlevania, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Gradius, Suikoden, Zone of the Enders, and Goemon. In that case, other Bombermen resembling Solid Snake and his older self, Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, Alucard, Dracula, and Goemon appear.
- He appeared alongside Pac-Man in Pac-Man x Bomberman.
- Miis are playable in Bomberman Blast for Wii, despite all of them being headswaps of other Bombermen.
- Shoji Mizuno, a longtime Bomberman artist who created the character's iconic design, passed away just one day before Bomberman was confirmed to appear in Ultimate.
- Bomberman is the first fully-modeled downloadable Mii Costume in Ultimate to:
- be from a Japanese third-party company.
- have multiple color schemes depending on the Mii's favorite color.
- Due to the lack of explosive moves in the Mii Brawler's moveset, Masahiro Sakurai recommends using the Bomberman costume in matches with only the X Bomb enabled to better simulate his gameplay.
- Both his Assist Trophy and Mii Costume model are ripped directly from Super Bomberman R.