Bomberman Fantasy Race (1998)
Bomberman Fantasy Race (ボンバーマン ファンタジーレース, Bonbāman Fantajī Rēsu) is a racing video game developed by GraphicResearch Inc., released on August 6, 1998 in Japan for the Sony PlayStation by publisher Hudson Soft. It was released on March 31, 1999 in North America by Atlus and July 2000 in Europe by Virgin Interactive. It is a spin-off of the Bomberman series.
The game has been re-released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via PlayStation Network on August 26, 2008 in Japan and May 18, 2010 in North America for the PSone Classics series.
In Bomberman Fantasy Race, the player can select six different characters to ride on two different animal types, the Louie or the Tirra, each having unique individual skills. In the single player mode, the player must race against four CPU controlled opponents to reach first place. Creatures are able to dash, jump, and throw bombs. During the race, the player can find random items that can help or hinder their progress. Winning a race provides the player with coins which they can use to buy items, more powerful creatures, and new courses. Other modes include VS. Mode and Time Attack Mode.