Those Games We Play

Bomberman: Cigars & Coconut Bras

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 hope this strip inspires developers to make a spaced-based hula game.

It will fill me with a sense of accomplishment.

Clyde Says

I don’t smoke. Especially not a cigar.

As a rule, I don’t put anything in my mouth that is lit.

Or anything that’s called a “stogie.”

Artist's Notes

Those Games We Play went through a bit of a fluctuating format the first couple months of existence. It started as a standard horizontal row of panels, then there were a couple I laid out in a comic-page type of format. Then there were these single panel Bomberman comics. Soon after, I reformatted all the in a more uniform vertical style. These single panel ones didn't really change, except they were shrunk down to constrain to the new width. And I decided not to do single panel comics anymore. I just prefer more story and interactions in my strips.

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