They tried. That's all you can say.

Bomberman 64, the first Nintendo 64 incarnation of everyone's favorite cute and lethal bomber, Bomberman, was supposed to be, once again, a wild multiplayer blastfest.

Unfortunately, Hudson Soft tried to do too much with the technology. Instead of a wild fun game of trapping your friends behind walls and bombs, it turned into a confusing ordeal of bomb tossing and flailing bombers with a 3D perspective that wasn't up to par.

Not to say the single-player wasn't all that bad... in some points it was decent, but it was somewhat obvious they tried to do the single player mode over the multiplayer, going against everything Bomberman has stood for over the years.

Oh, well. Bomberman 64 2 looks promising... let's hope they return to simplicity with it.