At Protovision we believe in innovation. That's why we always think one step further when it's
about giving you the most enjoyable playing experience on your Commodore 64. One of the most successful game concept ever probably is Bomberman, Dynablasters or how you ever would like to call the
principle of bomb-hunting. There are several versions for the C64, but Bomb Mania by Protovision sets new standards once more.
Here, more than the usual two players can fight each other in the bomb labyrinth - up to four players can take part at the same time! If you now think of complicated keyboard handling, just forget it
again. You and your friends can play Bomb Mania with up to four (4) joysticks simultanously! By means of a Userport interface, which you can order together with the game or, with a little knowledge,
can also build yourself, two more joysticks can be connected - and the fun can begin! And this interface is not just for Bomb Mania - it is supported by a number of other games, too: Other titles by Protovision making use of the 4 Player Interface are Tanks 3000, Hockey Mania, Team Patrol and Snacks 4 Snakes. Furthermore, some already existing games were adapted to work with the 4 Player Interface (more information here).
Minimum system requirements:
C64 or C128 in C64 mode, 1541/1571 Floppy, 2 to 4 Joysticks. The 4 Player Interface is required when playing with three or four players.
Also compatible with:
1541 Ultimate, SD2IEC, uIEC/SD, IEC-ATA, MMC Replay, MMC64, 1581, CMD FD, CMD HD, CMD RAMLink, IDE64.
This game is PAL and NTSC compatible.
A demo version of Bomb Mania is available! Spread the demo as much as you can and like. Have fun with it!
Bomb Mania offers even more than the 4 player mode: The gameplay itself was enhanced with several features which are not available in any other of the Bomberman-variants on the C64. Let's take a look
at the extras: Next to more bombs and stronger explosion vehemence you can, with the right extra, deploy remote bombs (R-bombs) which can be blasted remotely. There is another extra which gives you
the ability to kick bombs around just like a ball - your opponents will look quite surprised. And there's even more - the game offers eight different levels:
Especially with such a great game concept, graphics and sound shouldn't be just average. That's why Bomb Mania offers four nicely pixelled graphic sets within the game as well as
overlay-sprites for the players, which of course are animated in many phases. A perfect fitting in-game music accompanies the action, and surprisingly, it won't get on your nerves even after hundreds
of rounds. :)
CODE: Chester Kollschen
GRAPHICS: Chester Kollschen & Stefan Gutsch (Title Picture)
MUSIC: Chester Kollschen & Matthias Deutsch (Title Theme)