Konami has released a new update for Super Bomberman R that adds a new “Grand Prix” battle mode as well as additional characters and accessories.

Check out the update in action in the trailer below as well as the patch notes.


  • The new Battle Mode “Grand Prix” has been added.
    • The Grand Prix mode offers the following new features from normal battles.
      • Each battle is 2 rounds and the team with the most total points wins.
      • Each character has different power-ups.
      • When you lose a life in the Grand Prix mode, you are resurrected after a certain time instead of turning into a Miso Bomb.
      • Soft blocks will start falling after a certain time has elapsed.
    • You can play with the following two rules.
      • Crystal – Compete points by collecting the crystals in the stage.
      • Basic Bomber – Compete points by defeating the opponent team.
    • The Bomberman Bros. each have different individual characteristics but can equip a cartridge to gain features and special abilities of other characters.
    • Up to 6 Nintendo Switch can be connected in the Grand Prix mode for a network battle.
  • 10 new characters are available in the shop.
    • Option Bomber – A
    • Option Bomber – B
    • Reiko Bomber
    • Shiori Fujisaki Bomber
    • Jehuty Bomber
    • Anubis Bomber
    • Dracula Bomber
    • Princess Tomato Bomber
    • Bubble Head Bomber
    • Goemon Bomber
  • The Bomber Planet World can be accessed when beating the Story Mode in Standard Mode.
  • Two new Battle Stages for Standard Mode are available in the shop.
    • Nine Areas
    • Critical Path
  • 9 new accessories are available in the shop.
    • Starry Sky Solar System Series
    • Crab Series
    • Castlevania Series
    • Gradius Series
    • Silent Hill Series
    • Rumble Roses Series
    • Zone of the Enders Series
    • Tokimeki Memorial Series
    • Mystical Ninja Series
  • The performance of Belmont Bomber, Vic Viper Bomber and Pyramid Head Bomber’s special abilities have been adjusted.
  • The punch and kick controls have been slightly adjusted.
  • The camera work has been slightly adjusted.
  • Fixed other various small bugs.

For more on Super Bomberman R and any other Konami-made games outside of the dreaded pachinko machines, keep on searching for Hidden Item!

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