There are a lot of videogames that involve having to destroy a few, or a few hundred enemy creatures that pose a threat to you as you try to trek to wherever your destination may be. It’s easy to forgive Mario for stomping his enemies into the ground, because they would probably do the same to him as soon he let his guard down.
Bomberman is a bit different though – he actively invades habitats just to destroy whatever is living there. It’s almost like some sort of commentary on the world – he is humanity personified, and he has a habit of seeking out new lands and exploding whatever gets in his way. Or he’s just running around and doing what most of us would do if we were given access to an unlimited amount of bombs.
Either way, he’s a pretty entertaining guy, but I can’t help but think that Bomberman is also kind of a jerk.
Super Smash Bros. will always be one of my favorite games. I guess I’m just a sucker for cute little non-threatening characters bludgeoning each other with whatever objects fall from the sky, and continuing to dish out damage until the opponent is weak enough to be sent flying down to hell. I’m pretty sure that this game (and Pokemon Snap, of course) was the reason I had an N64 instead of a PlayStation.
Also this is my first comic here at Gamesugar, which I hope will be recurring, so let me know what you think.