Bomberman Users Battle

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Bomberman Users Battle
System(s): PC Engine
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-5
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
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Bomberman Users Battle (ボンバーマン ユーザーズバトル) is a limited edition release of Bomberman for the PC Engine seemingly for demonstration purposes. Approximately only 1,000 copies of the game were produced, of which were presumably used in demo kiosks, and some were distributed at tournaments hosted by Hudson Soft[1].


Bomberman Users Battle features only the multiplayer Battle mode from Bomberman. The goal is to defeat the other players with bombs (all players start each round with one bomb and a two-tile blast radius) and be the last player standing, winning a set number of victories to win the match. This game has no support for computer-controlled players, but if there are less than 5 players participating, then the stage will also feature enemies. Only Bomb Ups and Fire Ups can be found in soft blocks, though Skulls can also be found if Users Battle 2 is selected at the title screen.

As this is a multiplayer-only game, a PC Engine Senyou Multi Tap is required to play.


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Bomb Up
Increases the number of bombs Bomberman can place by one, up to a maximum of 10.
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Fire Up
Increases the blast radius of bombs by one tile, up to a maximum of 15.
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Skull Item
Appears only in Battle when playing in Users Battle 2. Infects a player with a random ailment, which can be passed on to other players and will wear off after 30 seconds. The possible ailments are:
  • Tripled movement speed.
  • Halved movement speed.
  • Blast radius is reduced to one tile.
  • Bombs cannot be placed.
  • Bombs are uncontrollably placed every step.

Magazine articles

Main article: Bomberman Users Battle/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 1489fa51
MD5 dccedf6d85ea5cf9c37c1c963b328735
SHA-1 96ba02050843cacb149859128a8f3313bff44358
256kB Card (JP)



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Prereleases: Bomberman Users Battle (1990)

Bomberman games for NEC systems
Bomber Man (1983) | 3-D Bomberman (1984) | Bomberman (1990) | Bomberman Users Battle (1990) | Bomberman '93 (Special Version) (1992) | Bomberman '94 (1993) | Bomberman: Panic Bomber (1994)