The Bomberman universe (ボンバーマン, Bomberman) is a series of maze-based action and puzzle games formally developed and published by Hudson Soft and currently developed and published by Konami. The first installment of the series, Bomberman, launched on various home computers in 1983, and was released on Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. The series received more than 70 other titles released on various consoles, with its latest installment being Super Bomberman R, released on March 3, 2017 on the Nintendo Switch.
Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!, the Virtual Boy version of Panic Bomber, Bomberman Hero (in PAL versions only), and Classic NES Series: Bomberman are mentioned among the titles listed in the Chronicle in Western versions of Brawl. However, no other content from the series is seen anywhere else in the game.
Bomberman, the main protagonist of the games appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When summoned in battle, Bomberman will run and jump across the stage, laying down bombs. After a few seconds, the bombs detonate in cross-shaped patterns reminiscent of the original Bomberman games, dealing damage and knockback to the enemies hit and possibly to himself. Enemies can move the bombs around by hitting them, and Bomberman can also be defeated.
The following characters from the series are spirits.