You might not realize it, but Bomberman is one of the most used video game characters of all time. In fact, he’s been featured in more than 70 different titles, which is no small feat. So when Nintendo announced that Konami was making Super Bomberman R for the Nintendo Switch, it had a natural feel to it.
This is because Bomberman has had a rich history on both Nintendo console and Nintendo handhelds (including my first ever video game featuring Bomberman), including fan beloved games like Bomberman 64. Yet in Japan, the series only does ok. So when Super Bomberman R did fairly well when it launched in Japan, it turned heads.
Now yes, it didn’t EXPLODE with sales, however, it did better than every Bomberman game that’s released in the last 20 years. And while 39,000 doesn’t sound impressive in context, it was enough to get the game the No.1 spot in regards to 3rd party releases on Nintendo Switch.
We here at the Outerhaven are playing Super Bomberman R, and we hope to have a review of it up soon!