Super Bomberman R: Software updates (latest update: Ver. 2.0.0)

Super Bomberman R

In this post, you will find everything there is to know about the Software updates for Super Bomberman R (originally released on March 3rd, 2017 in Europe, Japan, and North America).

How to update Super Bomberman R for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates manually, you have two options:

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;
  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, press either + or – to go to the Options page. The version number is displayed just below the game title.

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: November 14th 2017 (North America) / November 15th 2017 (Japan, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

The new Battle Mode “Grand Prix” has been added.

The Grand Prix mode offers the following new features from normal battles:

  • Each battle is 2 rounds and the team with the most total points wins.
  • Each character has different power-ups.
  • When you lose a life in the Grand Prix mode, you are resurrected after a certain time instead of turning into a Miso Bomb.
  • Soft blocks will start falling after a certain time has elapsed.

You can play with the following two rules:

  • Crystal – Compete points by collecting the crystals in the stage.
  • Basic Bomber – Compete points by defeating the opponent team.
  • The Bomberman Bros. each have different individual characteristics but can equip a cartridge to gain features and special abilities of other characters.
  • Up to 6 Nintendo Switch can be connected in the Grand Prix mode for a network battle.

10 new characters are available in the shop.

  • Option Bomber – A
  • Option Bomber – B
  • Reiko Bomber
  • Shiori Fujisaki Bomber
  • Jehuty Bomber
  • Anubis Bomber
  • Dracula Bomber
  • Princess Tomato Bomber
  • Bubble Head Bomber
  • Goemon Bomber

The Bomber Planet World can be accessed when beating the Story Mode in Standard Mode.

Two new Battle Stages for Standard Mode are available in the shop.

  • Nine Areas
  • Critical Path

9 new accessories are available in the shop.

  • Starry Sky Solar System Series
  • Crab Series
  • Castlevania Series
  • Gradius Series
  • Silent Hill Series
  • Rumble Roses Series
  • Tokimeki Memorial Series
  • Mystical Ninja Series

The performance of Belmont Bomber, Vic Viper Bomber and Pyramid Head Bomber’s special abilities have been adjusted.
The punch and kick controls have been slightly adjusted.
The camera work has been slightly adjusted.
Fixed other various small bugs.

  • Additional notes: check out this post for more details, some pictures, and video!
  • Source: Konami

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 1.4.1

  • Release date: August 1st (North America) / August 2nd (Japan, Europe)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes:
  • We fixed the bug in which the player’s movement speed would increase in the Power Zone stage.
  • Other small bugs have been fixed.
  • Additional notes: this update is naturally required to keep playing online.
  • Official website: Konami

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 1.4

  • Release date: June 28th (North America) / June 29th (Japan, Europe)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes:
  • 3 new characters are now available in the shop (Vic Viper Bomber, Simon Belmont Bomber, Pyramid Head Bomber)
  • 4 new VS stages are now available in the shop (Conveyor Belt Classic, Panic Factory, Plain Floor, Desert Fort)
  • 2 new series of accessories are now available in the shop (Item and Snowflake series)
  • Other than Battle Royale, the Team Battle is now available as a Battle Rule. In this mode, the team with the last survivor wins the match.
  • There are now more ways to win Gems and more Gems available. (Previously Gems could only be earned in the League Battle, but now all VS modes provide Gems.)
  • Adjusted the movement speed of the Power Zone.
  • Other small bugs have been fixed.
  • Additional notes: this update is naturally required to keep playing online. For more details about the DLC, click here!
  • Official website: Konami

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 1.3.1

  • Release date: May 16th (North America) / May 17th (Japan, Europe)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes:
  •  Some errors (such as the error message for internet matching) has been fixed.

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 1.3

  • Release date: April 20th (North America) / April 21st (Japan, Europe)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Four new VS stages have been added to the shop (White Cross, Lagoon, Max Speed, Power Zone).
  • Two new series of accessories have been added to the shop (Crowns, Bombs).
  • The frame rate of the entire game has been improved. We also made slight adjustments and improved the controls as well.
  • Less lags are likelier to happen when every participant in the Online Battle have good network connection.
    (If you want to find opponents with good connection, set Other > Basic Settings > Network Settings to the very left.)
  • Made it possible to press L/R to change the inclination of he map in the Story Mode. Other > Basing Settings will also allow you to fix the camera position as well.
  • You can now choose the strength of the COM on the Multiplayer Battle Mode.
  • The strength of the Five Dastardly Bombers on the Story Mode have been adjusted.
  • The difficulties of Beginner and Normal have been reduced, making it easier to beat them.
  • Adjusted the heights and slopes on some maps to improve the visibility.
  • If you continue a certain number of times in the Story Mode, you will be able to continue without paying anymore gems.
  • Changed the BP (Battle Point) increase/decrease rate for the League Battle.
  • Fixed other various small bugs.
  • Additional notes: update is now available worldwide!
  • More details: click here!

Super Bomberman R – Ver. 1.2

  • Release date: March 16th (North America) / March 17th (Japan, Europe)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Adjustments have been made to improve the controls.
  • Adjustments have been made to reduce the input latency.
  • Controls are now more precise to reduce the unintentional direction changes.
  • Character speed has been adjusted so players can make quicker and more agile moves
  • The characters are now behaving more naturally when in front of a pillar or a block.
  • Making a turn while running along a block or a pillar is now easier.
  • A kicked bomb can be stopped more precisely.
  • You can now select the Room Type when you create a room to host an Online Free Battle. By choosing “Room Number”, only players who know the room number can join.
  • Control parameters have been improved in order to reduce the lag when playing online.
  • Fixed a bug that made the game ignore some button inputs when packet loss occurs.
  • The lag felt when planting a bomb has been reduced
  • Sudden direction changes are easier to make.
  • Fixed minor bugs
  • Additional notes: the improvements mentioned in the patch notes above apply to both offline and online. Also, Konami specifies that this is but the first of “many” updates meant to improve Super Bomberman R. We don’t know what the next update will fix and/or add, but we will make sure to update this post each time a new update is announced and released;
  • Official website: Konami.

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