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Title Screen

Super Bomberman 2

Developer: Produce
Publishers: Hudson Soft (JP), Nintendo (US, EU)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: April 28, 1994
Released in US: December 12, 1994
Released in EU: February 23, 1995


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Bomberman must fight against 5 evil Bombermans. Bombermen. Bomberpeople?

Debugging Functions

CPU Usage Meter

A CPU usage meter can be toggled when the PAR code C100BF01 is active.

Normal Game Jumping

The PAR code C13D2801 will allow Bomberman to jump in the Normal Game.

Power-Up Toggler

A 1-Player debugging function can be accessed through the following PAR code: C022F301.

In a 1-player game, pressing the R button will give the following power-ups:

  • Max Bombs
  • Max Flame
  • Max Skates
  • Remote Bombs
  • Bomb-Through
  • Wall-Through
  • Kick
  • Throw
  • And finally, a whopping 144 Hearts!

Soft Reset

Use PAR code C0FCAF01 to enable a soft reset function. When the game is paused, hold Select and then press Start to restart the game.


(Source: BMF54123, GoldS)

Hidden Battle Stages

Two battle stages are hidden in the game. Both of these stages use the 3rd battle theme, a track that can only be heard through normal play in Battle Stage 4.

The "official" method of accessing these stages is to plug in a Hudson Super Joycard controller, turn on the turbo-fire feature, and hold X for several seconds. Using the codes listed below is a highly recommended alternative.

Stage 11

It's a secret to everyoneWide open spaces

Use PAR code 7E1CCD:0A to access this stage, which seems to take place in a boxing ring.

In this stage, all players are fully powered-up at the start. There are no walls, and the only power-up is the skull in the center.

Dash away all

The sides of the ring can be used to propel players forward.

Stage 12

Another oneLooks bouncy

Use PAR code 7E1CCD:0B to access this stage. Note that both Stage 11 and Stage 12's digits use a different palette than the normal stages (orange rather than silver).

A standard battle arena, though the trampolines don't appear anywhere else in Battle Mode. The gem blocks will kill the player when walked on.

Early Power-Up Icons

Taken from an earlier version of the power-up set found in the ROM.

Fire Extinguisher

Super Bomberman Super Bomberman 2
Rare and valuable Now it's even rarer

The fire extinguisher power-up from Super Bomberman was set to appear again. Its graphics were updated, but it was ultimately discarded.

Glove

Early Final
Clean gloves Soiled

The black dots on the fingers of the gloves aren't present in the earlier version.

Ice Cream Cone

Super Bomberman Super Bomberman 2
Delicious It's starting to melt

A different ice cream graphic, based on the one from the first game. The final game uses an entirely different design.

Spike Bomb

Early Final
What changed? Oh, interesting I guess

A very nitpicky change, but a few pixels on the upper-left were changed.

Filler Icons

Flush that, will ya?

Four filler icons. Featuring a tiny Bomberman, a crap, a frog, and Dr. Mook (one of the main villains from Super Bomberman). The text says "mada", which means "not yet".

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Power-Up Icons

Discarded power-ups from an earlier version of the tileset.

Clock

Super Bomberman 2 Super Bomberman 4
Tick tock Finally

A clock power-up, which would either reset the clock or freeze monsters. This would show up again, with minor changes, in Super Bomberman 4.

Question Mark

Not in the mood for questions

A question mark icon which would have done...something.

Vest

One size fits all

An unused flameproof vest power-up. Naturally, this would have protected Bomberman against explosions.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Enemy Sprites

SuperBomb2MrMoaiTongueN.gifSuperBomb2MrMoaiTongueE.gifSuperBomb2MrMoaiTongueS.gifSuperBomb2MrMoaiTongueW.gif

These unused animations can be found among the rest of the graphics for the Mr. Moai enemy. In the game, it only moves around aimlessly, but these sprites imply that it had a secondary behavior at some point in development, in which it would have opened its mouth and stuck out its tongue.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Font

Sure is a font

A font that is always loaded in VRAM, but never used.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Music

While not entirely unused, parts of different tracks cannot be heard in normal play.

Intro

Only the first 39 seconds are heard in the intro. The whole song is 1 minute and 23 seconds, and it even loops!

Map

6 seconds of this 20 second piece are heard in the game, and it also loops.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Sound Effects

A sped up voice saying "Power," similar to the voice that says "Kick" when a Bomb Kick item is collected. This may have been intended for when the Power Glove or Power Bomb items are picked up, but in both cases a generic sound is used instead. Changing the values at 0x9BF7 and 0x9C3B in the US ROM to 0x60 will replace the collection sounds with this sound for the Power Glove and Power Bomb, respectively.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Palettes

There are several alternate palettes for sprites used in the game that seem to suggest that the Normal Game was intended to be multiplayer as well as single player, just as it is in other installments of the series.

Robo Bomber

Sbm2-robo bomber-black.png Sbm2-robo bomber-black-damage1.png Sbm2-robo bomber-black-damage2.png Sbm2-robo bomber-black-hit.png

Brain Bomber, boss of the fourth stage in the Normal Game, normally pilots a giant robotic counterpart to White Bomberman. Palettes for a black version exist as well. In a two player game, White and Black Bomberman may have faced off against two Robo Bombers, the second using these palettes.

Ending

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Palettes for the other three major Bomberman colors being ejected into space after the Dark Stage base explodes. This could either be evidence of an earlier storyline where these three Bombermen are captured along with White by the Dastardly Bombers, or a four player Normal Game.

Sbm2-black bm ending sky.png Sbm2-red bm ending sky.png Sbm2-blue bm ending sky.png

Palettes for Black, Red, Blue Bomberman falling back to Earth, as White Bomberman does in the next-to-last screen in the ending.


(Source: Mattrizzle)

Unused Text

Debug Menu

Debug text can be found in the ROM. While not as extensive as the menu in the first game, it's still something. This text maps to the unused font above, and starts at 0x16068 in the ROM.

  NORMAL GAME
  BATTLE GAME
 STAGE NO.   0-0
 NO DEATH    OFF
 FIRE          0
 BOMB          0
 BOMB TYPE     0
 ITEM FULL   OFF
 -
0123456789 ONOFF
(Source: BMF54123)

Version Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
Check the gold cartridge "Caravan" edition for differences.

This block of text is only seen in the Japanese version's credits. It is located before the director credit.

Special thanks to all our
friends for giving us
these names:

"PLASMA BOMBER"
   AKIHIRO NISHIDA
          
        and 3 other kids

"MAGNET BOMBER"
   TATSUYA SHIRAI
               
        and 63 other kids

"BRAIN BOMBER"
   YOSHINAO KAWAI        
        
        and 4 other kids

"PRETTY BOMBER"
   KAZUMA ASAKURA       
        
        and 21 other kids


"GOLEM BOMBER"
   HIROKAZU TAKADA        
        
        and 2 other kids
(Source: Original TCRF research)