Granatier - A Bomberman alternative

During the good old days of console gaming(I mean in 90s), I really liked Bomberman. Once I started exploring the world of Linux games, I did a search for "bomberman" and actually found a pretty good version of it, called Granatier. The description says that its a bomberman clone, but thats not completely true. The environment is pretty different and you won't find the good old monsters trying to crush you all the time.

The good part is that the game is still pretty cool. There are a lot of maps and best of all, the game is multiplayer. Instead of a small bomberman, the players look like a ball here. The powers/bonuses are similar(actually more), only the icons are different.

Instead of just winning rounds fighting monsters in a oneman game, as in bomberman, Granatier is designed keeping in mind the multiplayer support. The aim is to be the last man standing by somehow bombing others. The powers that are hidden behind explodable blocks are not always bonuses. Some may increase you speed or blast range, but others might slow you down or revese the movement keys.

Its not a traditional Bomberman, which I was expecting after reading the description, but its definitely good and one might even say better if one likes bombing a real opponent once in a while .

Installation

I am not sure, but I believe this is a default game for KDE. Since, I mostly work on Gnome on Ubuntu, I ran the following command to install it.

[shredder12]$ sudo apt-get install granatier

You can even click this link to install it on any Debian/Ubuntu based systems.

1 Comment

CMD (not verified)
August 13th, 2010 03:51 am
I remember playing Bomberman back in College over the network, with the game on floppy disc, 3 players and one server, trying not to get caught :) Good times :)

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