Bomberman: Act Zero

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Bomberman: Act Zero

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Look out, it's gonna blow!
Genre: Action
Platforms: Xbox 360
Release Date: JP: August 3, 2006
NA: August 29, 2006
EU: November 3, 2006
AU: November 10, 2006
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: WW: Konami
JP: Hudson Soft
Franchise: Bomberman
Previous Game: Bomberman (2006)
Next Game: Bomberman Land


Bomberman: Act Zero is a 2006 action video game developed by Hudson Soft and published by Konami for the Xbox 360. Act Zero features more realistic graphics and a dark, dystopian future setting.

Why It Sucks

  1. Konami's decision to use the Bomberman brand for this game is baffling because the grimdark futuristic aesthetic is completely at odds with the Bomberman franchise.
    • Bomberman's redesign ended up being considered one of (if not the) worst video game character redesign of all time.
  2. It lacks a save feature. The game saves data relating to other stuff in the game, but you must be connected online in order to save. You must complete all 99 levels in one try, and if you die anywhere in any of the levels, you have to start the game all over again. To add insult to injury, the ending is just a short cutscene that's not worth the hassle of completing the game legitimately.
  3. Tedious and repetitive gameplay. As every stage uses the same graphics and textures, the game quickly gets boring.
  4. Long loading times.
  5. Unbalanced AI.
  6. Poor collision detection.
  7. Forgettable music.
  8. Poor story.
  9. No local multiplayer mode. The only multiplayer in this game is the online multiplayer.
  10. The camera system during "First-Person Battles" is awful. Also, the "First-Person Battle" isn't actually first person, but rather in a behind-the-player Third-Person perspective.
  11. The customization is rather limited in that you can only choose your character's gender and armor color.
    • It should be mentioned that for no reason at all, the female models have jiggle physics.
  12. This game doesn't even use the same formula.
  13. Terrible graphics, especially for an Xbox 360 title.
  14. Bomberman’s redesign is atrocious. It looks like a heavily edited version of the version of Bomberman depicted on the first game’s NES box art.
  15. None of the characters from the original series appear in this game except for Bomberman of course.
  16. Sluggish controls.
  17. The announcer sounds like she's bored out of her mind.
  18. The Louies cannot be used as power-ups in this game at all.
  19. You can't kick bombs like you can in other Bomberman games.

Reception

Bomberman: Act Zero was panned by critics and fans alike. On Metacritic, the game has a critic score of 34/100, and a user score of 2.2/10.[1]

On GameFAQs, Bomberman: Act Zero has a rating of 1.81/5, making it the 11th lowest rated puzzle game on the Xbox 360 and the 148th lowest rated Xbox 360 game.[2]

Following this game, the series largely went dormant, with only a few downloadable games released in the years that followed. There wouldn't be another entry in the series that got a physical release until Super Bomberman R, over a decade later.

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Comments


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DarkMatterMan4500

9 months ago
Score 5
This game makes Sonic '06 look good in terms of bad qualities.
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HammerBro101

4 months ago
Score 2
That's true, but both games are two reasons why 2006 was horrible.
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PlayStationForever

3 months ago
Score 0
2006 was both a good and bad year
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Jinko89354

one month ago
Score 0

this Game Rated T For TEEN,

Which Bomberman Never Had These Thing Previous Games.
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LimeMetz

6 months ago
Score 2

I never knew this existed.

It looks nothing like a Bomberman game at all.
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
Score 1
Exactly. Konami did the exact same thing with Frogger in 2011.
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HammerBro101

6 months ago
Score 2
This makes both Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic 06 look like decent games.
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Freddy83

5 months ago
Score -4
More like Pooperloser: Act Infinity.
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LimeMetz

4 months ago
Score 4
Your retarded insult is even worse than the game itself.
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
Score 1
That insult is rather stupid and only something that a little kid would say.
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F-86

5 months ago
Score 1
Konami forces Hudson to make Bomberman "darker and edgier" only for the end result for Bomberman to "crawl in his skin".
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VinnyRocchio

4 months ago
Score 1
Oh, poor Bomberman...
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HammerBro101

4 months ago
Score 2
This game is one of the main reasons why 2006 was an abysmal year for video games, with other reasons being Sonic 06, Crash Boom Bang, and the disastrous launch of the PlayStation 3.
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ThagureW

4 months ago
Score 1
Bomber"man"
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
Score 0
Konami simply tried to "reboot" Bomberman by making him look like he was roboticized entirely.
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MasterSeal0418

4 months ago
Score 0
The early 2000's was full of edge-lords who listen to dark and brooding music i.e. linkin park, evanescence and my chemical romance, but THIS is what they had to offer?! That's awful.
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Paprika

4 months ago
Score 0
Seems a lot like they were trying to pander to that kind of audience. In a bad way.
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Kringe

3 months ago
Score 0

Funny how 10 years later after this edgy atrocity was made, Konami will once again turned Bomberman into something different. But this time as an anime girl in Bombergirl.

For whatever reason, despite solid reception from their fans, Konami doesn't release Bombergirl on any other platforms and the game is only available at Konami's arcade vendors.
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Remely1000

3 months ago
Score 1
2006 was a terrible year
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LucianoTheWindowsFan

3 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, but it's also because of Sonic '06, so this one must be called Bomberman '06 as well.
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HammerBro101

3 months ago
Score 2
Agreed. I consider 2006 to be the second worst year for video games, after 1983.
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LucianoTheWindowsFan

3 months ago
Score 0
One article on the fandom version of this wiki was removed not only because it was poorly written, but also because Hudson games are prohibited on that site, so this one is bound to be deleted as well.
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LuigiMan050-5

2 months ago
Score 0
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!?!
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Aspen Pellot

2 months ago
Score 0
I always stick with Bomberman on the NES rather than this game, It's Bomberman, for people who disrespects opinions on Vyond, and other stuff that I like
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BlakeIsHere458

one month ago
Score 0
Vyond sucks a lot, worse than Sonic '06!
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DoubleJumpMan

20 days ago
Score 0
What is Vyond?
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EricCartman12345

21 days ago
Score 0
I wonder if this game killed Hudson Soft
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DoubleJumpMan

20 days ago
Score 0
Konami/Hudson Soft went full on Shadow the Hedgehog

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