March 1991 - Bomberman review (CVG issue 112)
Although the first Bomberman game was released back in 1983, it wasn't until 1989 that the series was introduced to America, and the UK then didn't see it until two years after that.
This import review of the PC Engine (TurboGrafx) version marks the first proper Bomberman article in CVG, shortly before it was released on the Amiga and Atari ST under the name Dyna Blaster.
Though Bomberman's single-player modes were always decent enough, the multiplayer has always been the most important part of the game, as evidenced in our review where we stated: "If you have a joypad tap, you'll have no shortage of volunteers to join you on a multiplayer explosion excursion."
Unfortunately, the review also highlights the way we used to speak back in the early '90s, with some phrases that would probably get us the sack if we tried to seriously use them in an article these days.
Rest assured, we have no plans to end any reviews with "it's brill, fab and it's tops in my house and no mistake" again in the near future.