The game follows the classic Bomberman formula: Players control Bomberman, who is in a room full of blocks and enemies and must plant bombs to destroy the blocks and enemies.
Several blocks contain power-ups (such as blast radius increasers or fuse shorteners), and one in each level contains a door, which takes Bomberman to the next level.
Passwords are given after a game over, recording the level, number of bombs, and strength of bombs.
These passwords can be entered when the game starts, allowing players to continue where they left off.
New to the series are the multi-player modes. Vs Mode is a two-player mode, while Battle Mode is a three-player mode.
The objective is to kill the opposing Bomberman by planting bombs. An NES Four Score is required to play the three-player mode.