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Atomic Bomberman

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Atomic Bomberman
Atomic Bomberman cover
Interplay Entertainment
Interplay Entertainment
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1997
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Arcade
Series Bomberman
Atomic Bomberman on MobyGames
Atomic Bomberman on Wikipedia
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Bomberman Collection Vol. 1 2002
Online Bomberman 2003
Bomberman Collection Vol. 2 2004
Bomberman Online Japan 2008
Power Bomberman (unofficial) 2013
Bomberman '94 2016
Super Bomberman R (series)
Bombergirl 2021
Amazing Bomberman 2022

Key points

PC exclusive entry in Bomberman series developed by Interplay under license from Hudson Soft


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Essential Improvements

Atomic Bomberman Fan Remake

A fan made remake can be found here. The remake stays faithful to the original look and feel of the game, while completely rewriting the game for extended OS compatability, USB input device support and online play via TCP rather than IPX, along with a few minor extras and improvements.

Requires files from the original CD to function.
The new code for online play is only in Beta state.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked to 640x480
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game appears to only function at higher framerates when controller is connected (Xbox One tested)
High dynamic range display (HDR)



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
10 See LAN play.
Online play

LAN play

Atomic Bomberman uses IPX for its networking. To play Atomic Bomberman on a modern computer, download IPXWrapper and copy the files into the Atomic Bomberman folder.

The game supports 2 keyboard players, plus any number of game pads on one PC. It also has LAN support, but may lag. A maximum of 5 computers can play together in network mode. To play a 10-player LAN game, every computer should have at least 2 players using it.

For a better way to set up online multiplayer Atomic Bomberman games, download Atomic Bomberman Launcher and copy the files into the Atomic Bomberman folder. Run ablauncher.exe to set up the options, then click "Launch" to start the game and go to "Start Network Game" to use the selected options.

Issues fixed

Rainbow color image glitch

See DirectDraw troubleshooting

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).