Bombs, explosions, and all sorts of power-ups are staples of the Bomberman series! Recently released as a launch title on the Nintendo Switch, Super Bomberman R (SBR) has been received with average to positive reviews. The game has both been criticized and praised for the familiarity, traditionalist, and nostalgic feelings brought about by Super Bomberman R. Recently, a rumor regarding the title has spawned around the internet regarding the use of microtransactions. The rumor originally emerged from concerns brought about by multiple early speculators of the title in both forums and blogs. It’s clear from the comments in the forums that this rumor has been negatively received by the user-base, and thus the journalist here at Retro Gaming Magazine reached out to the representatives at Konami of America to assuage the concerns of those potential buyers that are still on the fence regarding Super Bomberman R.
The results of our communication with Konami were as expected. The Konami PR representative gave us a quick and concise “no” regarding the use of any form of microtransactions in Super Bomberman R. It turns out that SBR only utilizes the in-game currency to operate, and the gems requested for continuing are earned through play. The image shown below was part of the reason why the rumor began, but as the PR representative in that video also stated: Super Bomberman R only utilizes in-game currency. This is to be expected though, as Super Bomberman R has a fully priced $50.00 Dollar price tag. It would have been a rather foolish decision on Konami’s behalf to feature microtransactions in a title such as this one.
Thankfully, Konami had the right attitude when developing this game. If you’re on the fence regarding purchasing Super Bomber R, and the only thing stopping you are the rumors of microtransactions rest assured. The game has no type of microtransactions, and you’ll be able to earn any gems by playing the game as you please.
Attached below is a screenshot of our communication the Konami PR specialist.