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Saturn Bomberman; the best party game ever. But what are your recommendations?

VGEsoterica

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I still don’t think I’ve found a more satisfying multiplayer party experience than getting ten people in a room with two multi taps, a literal plastic tub I store in my closet filled with Saturn controllers and a bunch of drinks and playing some ten person Saturn Bomberman. Especially now that giant TVs are a thing and the massive play field and small Bomberman (and women lol) can now be seen more easily!

it’s just that good. Granted it’s rare I can find 8 other people that want to play some Bomberman with my wife and I but when it happens everyone has an absolute blast. Plus I get ten original Saturn controllers to pick from when they aren’t in use so...win win!

If you haven’t seen / heard the story of the Hudson Hi-Ten Bomberman prototype game...it’s basically the pre-cursor to Saturn Bomberman. Had HD resolution and ten person gaming in 1993 on a custom NEC board which was the basis for the PC-FX. Guess the game has been found by collectors but no release as of yet (maybe never? Who knows...)

but if you ever want to have a giant gaming party (after the pandemic. Be safe out there) and need an awesome game...this is it! Def not cheap to assemble the plethora of controllers and multi taps you need but you can never really have enough Saturn controllers can you?

curious what everyone else’s fav party games are?
 

VGEsoterica

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R was a ton of fun but I still prefer the 2D overhead style vs the isometric like 3D of R. I mean for the single player at least.

but yes R is infinitely easier to manage vs Saturn Bomberman controller and connection wise. Ten Saturn controllers all plugged in at once is a rats nest mess of cables
 

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Saturn Bomberman was one of the greatest games ever, period. Local multiplayer, online multiplayer, it was a blast.
 
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I still don’t think I’ve found a more satisfying multiplayer party experience than getting ten people in a room with two multi taps, a literal plastic tub I store in my closet filled with Saturn controllers and a bunch of drinks and playing some ten person Saturn Bomberman. Especially now that giant TVs are a thing and the massive play field and small Bomberman (and women lol) can now be seen more easily!

it’s just that good. Granted it’s rare I can find 8 other people that want to play some Bomberman with my wife and I but when it happens everyone has an absolute blast. Plus I get ten original Saturn controllers to pick from when they aren’t in use so...win win!

If you haven’t seen / heard the story of the Hudson Hi-Ten Bomberman prototype game...it’s basically the pre-cursor to Saturn Bomberman. Had HD resolution and ten person gaming in 1993 on a custom NEC board which was the basis for the PC-FX. Guess the game has been found by collectors but no release as of yet (maybe never? Who knows...)

but if you ever want to have a giant gaming party (after the pandemic. Be safe out there) and need an awesome game...this is it! Def not cheap to assemble the plethora of controllers and multi taps you need but you can never really have enough Saturn controllers can you?

curious what everyone else’s fav party games are?

I had the chance to play it once with 5 more people at a classic gaming expo and it was a blast. I have a Saturn but I only have two controllers and I don't have this game unfortunately.

So awesome.
 

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I had a blast with bomberman, pun intended. I'm not sure if this is considered a "party game" but my friends and I had a blast with the Gauntlet series, especially Legends for the N64

 

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The soundtrack to this game is insane and unbelievably good. Also my favorite Bomberman.
 

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Gauntlet and Diablo!

Wii definitely had some great party games, Mario Party in particular.

I know there aren’t a ton of sports gamers out here, but NBA Jam kept my friends and I busy for hours when that came to Genesis and SNES.

Powerstone was also one we played a lot! Obligatory nod to old school Halo and Goldeneye 4 player
 
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kunonabi

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Dreamcast:

Chu Chu Rocket
Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of Heroes(4 player mode)
Dead or Alive 2(4 player mode)
Treasure Strike
Tennis 2k2

Gamecube:
Beach Spikers
Nightfire
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Legend of Zelda: 4 Swords Adventures
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

Wii:
Dokapon Kingdom
Let's Tap
Mario Sports Mix
Wii Party
Wii Sports Resort

Wii U
Game & Wario
Nintendo Land

N64:

WWF No Mercy
Goldeneye 007
Battletanx: Global Assault
Mario Kart 64
Bomberman 64

These aren't all the games that got significant play with my crew but they certainly got the most.
 
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OG Smash Bros and Rush 2049 were my crew's jam back in the day. Oh yes and of course Goldeneye.
 
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Tiamat2san

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The best bomberman ever!
Solid story mode and the best multiplayer game I’ve ever played to.
I remember drunk parties when played this gem with friends.
Sometimes big drama happened, it was war...

Never found something this good and easy to access.
 

VGEsoterica

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OG Smash Bros and Rush 2049 were my crew's jam back in the day. Oh yes and of course Goldeneye.

playing SF Rush 2 on the N64 and trying to collect all the damn Mtn Dew cans was all I did with my best friend one summer. I don’t think we ever did get them all
 
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T8SC

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Super Bomberman 3



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time



Twisted Metal 2: World Tour




Also:

International Track & Field
Super Mario Kart (Any)
Goldeneye
Fifa