Bomberman is a video game icon, even though he’s not used to the extent he was back in the early days of video game consoles. The simple, yet fun, maze/bombing gaming resonated with many, and because of that, he’s had over 70 games made with his name on the cover. He was a mainstay in the early generations of consoles and handhelds, mainly the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and more. In fact, the only Nintendo consoles he’s never been on were the 3DS and Wii U (here’s hoping for a Switch appearance!) One of the personal favorites for fans though was his game simply called Bomberman 64.
The game took its cues from Mario 64 among others, and added a new Adventure mode that was widely praised by critics as something fun and new. As it was vastly different from the simple arena style gameplay of the previous titles.
What brings this game to the news today though? Well, a well known gaming hacker named Skelux has found something very interesting within the game itself. You see, a lot of times, even in the modern games of today, there are bits of code that are hidden, unused areas or models that aren’t put in the game but had a purpose, and are thus left alone. What Skelux does, is he goes into these old games, and he tries to find what was hidden away. In his latest conquest, he found four hidden levels in Bomberman 64.
As you can see, these levels weren’t truly finished, no doubt a reason why they weren’t in the final playable version. Also, they’re a bit glitchy, and couldn’t been a cause for that too. Regardless, it is interesting to see them, and wonder what they could’ve been like in the game itself. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for a new, pure, Bomberman game to arrive.