Unseen Bomberman Hero Design Document Appears Online
A former developer on the N64 platform Bomber Hero shared design documents for the game on Twitter. These never-before-seen sketches and notes show us a behind-the-scenes look at Hudson Soft’s radical departure from the Bomberman formula.
@nori_bomber – whose career started on Sega Mark III and continues to work on games in Mario, Genjin, Super Roboand Bomberman series – shared photos, including sketches of cutscenes and landmarks, dialogue and interactions between Bomberman and a robot. Bomber Hero (known as ) Bomber Hero: Rescue Princess Millian! in Japan) is the second 3D Bomberman game but a single-player platformer with no multiplayer (unlike its predecessor, 64 . bomber).
Cheesemeister translated the original tweet from nori_bomber, which reads “These are the design documents for Bomberman Hero on Nintendo 64.“
These development materials look like they’re in pristine condition and it’s great to see them being shared online more than 24 years after the game’s launch. Maybe they will be translated by someone soon and we will learn more about the development history of Bomberman Hero.
The Bomberman series is now owned by Konami, with the final game – Amazing Bomberman – coming to Apple Arcade earlier this year. Next year is the 40th anniversary of the series, and we’re getting a brand new Bomberman game on Switch, Super bomber R 2, to celebrate. Let’s have an explosion!
What do you think of these design documents? Are you a fan of Bomberman Hero? Boom in the comments!