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Proto:Bomberman '94

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Bomberman '94.
Hmmm...
To do:
* The article may get a rewrite. * Can someone hack the game to see if there is any unused content?

In 1993, a demo disc containing an early version of Bomberman '94 was released. The demo disc is called Bomberman '94 Special Version. The demo was made to show off the Battle Mode in Bomberman '94. This article will cover the differences between this and the final game.

This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
Notes: Still needs some more content.

General Differences

Startup

!Caution! This game is HOT!

The demo starts with a "Caution" screen.

No projected release date for you.

Then we get a screen telling the player that more info on Bomberman '94 can't be revealed at the moment. Also, the Japanese text is entirely different from the English text.

Japanese Text Translation
警告!

今年もまた
あなたのお茶の間に
アイツが帰ってくる

ボンバーマン'94

こうご期待!
CAUTION!

This year again,
He will return
to your room

Bomberman'94

Don't miss it!
Special Version Final (Japan)
Someone must have REALLY ticked off White Bomber. Bomberman in SPACE!

Oh boy... There are a Lot of changes between this and the final title screen.

  • The artwork is completely different. Interestingly, the Special Version title screen shows the modern design for Bomberman meaning that Bomberman '94 Special Version is the first Bomberman related thing to have the modern Bomberman design (the box art for this and BM'94 Final use the classic designs).
  • "PUSH RUN BUTTON" is in a different font and lacks the exclamation point.
  • The game's logo looks a lot better than the final version's logo ("Bomber Man" has a fiery background and "'94" glows different colors).
  • The text "Special Version" is on the screen.

Other Differences

Bomberman '94 Special Version's soundtrack is taken from Bomberman '93. This suggests that the build that Special Version is based off of was made before the final Battle Game music was finished.

Battle Game Differences

Menu

Special Version Final (Japan)
BM'94 SV Battle1.png Bomberman '94 Battle1.png
  • The color of the background and text font was changed for the final game. It was changed (yet again) for Mega Bomberman.

Character Select.

Special Version lacks a character select. As a result, you can only play as Bomberman with all human players.

Special Version Final (Japan)
I wonder what the ? is hiding? More Stages! :)
  • Special Version only lets you play one stage. The stage is the Arrow Arena (kicked bombs will change direction when they hit an arrow). The stage seems to be identical to the final version.
Special Version Final (Japan)
BM'94 SV BattleStart.png Bomberman '94 BattleStart.png

The battle start screen has different colors as usual. Some graphics were also changed.

Hmmm...
To do:
More Content.