Bomb Bridge/Climb FAQ by SpyroDi

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/23/04 | Printable Version


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I. Table of Contents

I. Table of Contents
II. What Is Bomb Bridge/Climb?
III. How To Do A Bomb Bridge
IV. How To Do Bomb Climb
V. Using Bomb Bridges/Climb For Gold Cards/Special Items
VI. Disclaimer,Copyright Info,etc.

You need to have a bit of Bomberman 64 knowledge to use this guide.
Let's get started,shall we?

II. What is Bomb Bridge/Climb?

    Bomb Climbing and the Bomb Bridge are the names I call techniques where you
use bombs to cross a gap,or bombs to climb a wall. Bomb Bridge is required to
get 100% in this game,but Bomb Climb is just for fun most of the time and
sometimes can cut some time off of completing the stage. Bomb Climb is slightly
more difficult but it's easy once you test it out a bit.

III. How To Do a Bomb Bridge

    I'll draw a small diagram showing how to do a Bomb Bridge.

|                            |
|                            |
|  End                       |
|  Here                      |
|_________            Start  |
|         |            Here  |   o - Bomb
|  Higher | O o       _______|   O - Pumped Bomb
|  Ledge  | O o O o  | Ledge |

This is basically a Bomb Bridge,well,the easiest way to do it. You could use
all small bombs but it's more difficult since you need to use timing. For the
best results,put the bombs about half a square away from each other if you're
climbing to a higher ledge like above. If you're going to make a jump from one
gap to another at the same height,make the appropriate bomb setting and keep it
at the same height,but space them about 1 1/2 squares apart. You don't have to
make a bridge exactly as shown,but just enough so you get across. That's all
there is to it.

If you want tips on how to get Gold Cards/Special Items with this technique,
scroll down to the sectionafter the next.

PLEASE NOTE that you need Remote Bombs to do this technique or you'll have
bombs blowing up as you'resetting up.

IV. How To Do Bomb Climbing

    Bomb Climbing is slightly more difficult than the Bomb Bridge but once you
get used to the way you set it up,it should be easy afterwards. This can be
used for fun or to make shortcuts like in Stage 1-1 and Stage 5-3(very useful I
might add). This is a bit hard to explain,so stay on track.

Here are diagrams of the easiest way to do it:

Step 1
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           Set a bomb       |
|        about 3 squares     |
|_______   from wall         |   o - Bomb
| High  |                    |
| Ledge |   o                |

Step 2
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           Pick up a        |
|          bomb and pos-     |
|_______   ition yourself    |   o - Bomb
| High  |o  on the wall      |
| Ledge |   o                |

Step 3
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|         Throw the bomb     |
|         against the wall   |
|_______   and don't move,   |   o - Bomb
| High  |o       or move     |
| Ledge |   o  slightly back |

Step 4
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
| Land     You should get    |
| Here\/   hit and slightly  |
|_______   backward and      |   o - Bomb
| High  |  bounce on the     |
| Ledge |o  o   bombs. Voila!|

You can also do this for higher ledges,such as getting to the switch to slow
the water current  in Stage 1-1 without Powered Bombs(red ones). To do higher
ledges, do this:

Step 1
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           Same as before   |
|_______                     |
| Very  |                    |   o - Bomb
| High  |                    |   O - Pumped Bomb
| Ledge |   o                |

Step 2
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           Throw two bombs  |
|_______    on top of each   |
| Very  |   other on the wall|   o - Bomb
| High  |o                   |   O - Pumped Bomb
| Ledge |o  o                |

Step 3
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           Make a pumped    |
|_______    bomb,and throw it|
| Very  |o  between the bombs|   o - Bomb
| High  | O   as the bouncing|   O - Pumped Bomb
| Ledge |o  o bomb comes down|

Step 4
|                            |
|                            |
|                            |
|           The pumped bomb  |
|_______    should hit you,  |
| Very  |o  and you might not|   o - Bomb
| High  | O  bounce the first|   O - Pumped Bomb
| Ledge |o  o  time but maybe|
\_______|_______the second___/

Step 5
|                            |
|                            |
|Land                        |
|Here \/    And there you    |
|_______     have it!        |
| Very  |o                   |   o - Bomb
| High  | O                  |   O - Pumped Bomb
| Ledge |o  o                |

This isn't necessarily needed during the game,but you can use it for fun and
shortcuts like I mentioned earlier.

PLEASE NOTE that you need Remote Bombs to do this technique or you'll have
bombs blowing up as you're setting up.

V. Using Bomb Bridges/Climbing For Gold Cards/Special Items

s = Small bomb
p = Pumped bomb
1s-1p-2s-2p bridge = The bombs needed to make the bridge. 1s means one small
bomb with nothing on top,as 2p means a pumped bomb with another pumped bomb
bouncing on it. 1s-1p-2s-2p is the same bridge shown in the diagram about Bomb
Bridges earlier in the FAQ.

Make a 1s-1p-2s-2p bomb bridge to get to the warp in the first area. Jump from
the small ledge next to the bridge.

To get the Powered Bombs,you need to make a Bomb Bridge to get to the warp on
the second part. Start at where Sirius is/was standing,and make a 1s-1p-2s-2p
bridge towards the stairs to the warp. Don't forget to get the Remote Bombs on
either side of the current area. After taking the warp,follow the path left and
you'll see a slightly rised staircase. You'll need to use the Bomb Climb for
this one. Make a bomb three squares away from the stairs,then go in the corner
of the stairs and the wall. Move back a bit,pick up a bomb,throw it against the
wall,and quickly move to the left side of it so you'll get knocked back onto
the bomb you put beforehand. You should bounce onto the staircase and be able
to get the items over there. I can't remember if there was a Gold Card back
there in either difficulty,so make sure to check every box. After getting the
Powered Bombs,go back to the first area of the stage and destroy all of the
blue pillars,there's one in the far corner which contains a Gold Card.

To get the first Custom Item,go to the high platform,and cross the bridge. If
you go to the part with the item boxes,look on the wall closest to the
platform. You should see a small opening with a warp inside. Kick or throw a
bomb in there,and use the R button to stop it at the edge. Kick another bomb
but stop it as it reaches the previous bomb so it bounces. Do it again,and then
fall on them. You should bounce on one or two,and then you'll reach the warp.

Hint: If you go to the left of the door to the switch for the bridge,you can
make a Bomb Climb there and beat the level quickly.

You have to make a difficult Bomb Bridge to get the Custom Item in the far
corner of the second area. Make sure all of the cannons are destroyed,and then
start making the bridge: Go slightly right of the opening to the Custom Item,
and stack two pumped bombs there. Go slightly right of those,and stack two
small bombs there. Go slightly right of those bombs,and make a pumped bomb
there. Make a small 1s-1s-1s bridge to get to the others. The hard part is
actually getting across. This takes alot of tries,you probably won't get it on
your first try.

You have to make a Bomb Bridge to jump over the house and get the Custom Item
in the third area. Make a 1p-2s bridge or a 2s-2s bridge to cross. If you have
Powered Bombs don't detonate them before you cross over to the platform.

Hint: There are lots of raised platforms here you can Climb on to make
shortcuts,so take advantage.

To get the Sunglasses(Custom Item)here,it's quite difficult. Get to the room
with three switches next to each other. Turn on the fourth switch first,and go
back and turn the third switch on. You need to make a long Bomb Bridge to get
from the right high platform to the left one. It's pretty difficult to get
across,but you should be able to do it. Set up a 1s-1s-1s-1s-1p-2s/2p bridge to
cross. Take the path as usual,but you should see a light bridge past the
elevator,cross it and get the Custom Item.

There is one in the second part of the area past the warp where you can simply
make a 1s-1s-1s-1s bridge and jump back. If you turned Full Power on,you might
have to die. All of the other Custom Items and Gold Cards in this area are
very,very difficult to get.

First off,to get the Gold Card on the left side of the cathedral,make a
1s-1p-1p-1p bridge starting diagonally backwards from the stairs. Make sure the
last bomb is barely on the platform away from the main platform. It's
difficult,but it saves time from going on the area in the middle and doing all
the jumps from there to get to this part. On this high part,make a 1s-1p
bridge,and put the pumped bomb on the floating purple platform. Make another 1p
jump on the next purple platform,and get the Gold Card.

Next,you'll need the switch activated in the center of the area.

After standing on the switch,make a 1s-1p-1s-3s to get to the very high
platform close to the starting point. Detonate those,and then make a 2s-1s-1p
bridge towards the right(with the cathedral in front of you as the camera
reference). Make a 1p bridge on the next purple platform,then a 1p-1p-1p on the
next three(hard). Then make a 1s-1s-1p bridge to get to the Gold Card. On the
other side is a Custom Item,you can destroy the box that it's contained in and
when it falls off the stage you can catch it and die,or:

Make a 1s-1p bridge to get to the exit. Now turn right,and make a 1p-1p-1s-1p
bridge(hard)to get to the item box that holds the Custom Item. You might have
to die afterwards,though.

Hint: You'll have to use alot of Bomb Bridges/Climbing skills in this area to
hit all of the switches. If you plan to beat this stage/get all the special
items,I implore you NOT to use Full Power.

If you go outside,you have to make a 1s-1p bridge,and then a 1p jump to get to
the Custom Items. You can use a Bomb Climb so you won't have to make a bridge
instead to get the Custom Items on the higher ground.

VI. Disclaimer,Copyright Info,etc.

    I don't own Bomberman,as much as I want to. Bomberman and related
characters legally belong to Hudson,and I applaud them for making such an
elongated series on just about every system and handheld. *wants Xbox version*

    Special thanks to CjayC for making such an awesome site that I've used for

    This guide is copyright to me,and is only MEANT for personal use. You can
print it out and sell it,I don't care,just make sure my name's still on it.

    My E-mail address is Questions and
(positive)Comments are appreciated. My universal online name is SpyroDi on
every online game I own and instant messenger,so you can contact me that way
too,but I prefer not interrupting me during my gaming sessions.

    This guide was typed in a span of about four hours,and I didn't look at the
actual game while typing. This was typed all with years of wasting my life
playing this game and memorizing where every secret/glitch/area/item(normal
and hard)is.

Date Created/Finished: 23/7/2004

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