Those Games We Play

Bomberman: Holy Clown Princess!

This episode is inspired by:

Bomberman Live

Available on the Xbox Live Marketplace

Quick Review:

After a terribly uninspired style revamp in Bomberman: Act Zero, classic Bomberman gameplay has returned.

Featuring customizable outfits and online play, this game is excellently priced at 800 Microsoft Points (10 dollars).

This game's strong point is in its options: It's got several stages, gameplay modes and power-ups to choose from. This makes it one of the best games in the Bomberman series.

The game's shortcomings fall in the single-player category. Other than playing to unlock costumes, most players will prefer interacting with human opponents. Luckily, it has both online and local multiplayer.

Bomberman Live is recommended for fans of the franchise, and for those who like their gameplay in small doses. It’s a great game to pick-up for ten minutes at a time.

 3 1/2 Stars

Lizzy Says

I pretty much wore fairy wings through my entire middle school career.

Now every time I play a game where I get to wear wings, I have an urge to do some serious jelly accessorizing!

Clyde Says

I never tried out for any sort of cheer-related gangs.

I find them to be quite intimidating, actually.

Artist's Notes

These Bomberman comics really show how unfocused on the core concept of the comic I was when I started. It's about my characters being inside these games. And I show them by maintaining a recognizable facial feature, whether that feature is distorted or not. Lizzy's bangs and headband; Clyde's facial hair style; Weasel's glasses; Chrome's weird eyes & nose. None of these are present in these Bomberman comics, so they could be any generic character. That's a failure on my part. I strive to do better after these couple of strips.

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