Starring Hudson's legendary Bomberman character and a host of his explosive-toting cohorts, Bomberman Kart pits them against each other in a high-speed racing scenario. Spanning 16 circuits and boasting five playable characters, players must ensure their racer is the first past the post using whatever means necessary. To this end, a series of weapons can be collected during the course of the race, including missiles, turbo boosts and the old Bomberman favourite: cherry bombs!
Bomberman Kart also benefits from a huge array of game modes. In addition to the no-holds-barred Grand Prix mode, the Battle Mode encourages racers to KO their opponents in a classic 'last man standing' challenge, while the Time Attack mode uses a ghost rider that is updated every time a lap record is broken. Additional modes also include the off-road Challenge Game, the supersonic-themed Speed Race and a multitude of sub-games in the Random Challenge section, where four players are invited to compete.
In a nod to the Bomberman character's longevity and heritage, Bomberman Kart also includes the original game for the first time on PlayStation 2. Originally created for the now defunct PC Engine system in the late 80s, Bomberman is a classic arcade title. Players control the titular hero as he attempts to clear a series of levels of monsters. Bombs are used to clear a route and take out adversaries, additional bombs can be collected, while icons to extend the radius of the detonation or slide bombs into position are also available. However, as the number of bombs grows, huge explosive chain reactions follow - leaving fewer and fewer places to hide safely!