Bead Bomb (ビー玉ボム, Marble Bomb, in Japan)[1] is an item that appears in Saturn Bomberman. It allows the player to fire bombs across the map.[2] By pressing and holding the C button while standing in place, a bomb is dropped, and the player begins to flicker yellow at a faster and faster pace while a beeping sound occurs. Once the player is completely yellow, the bomb will move directly beneath him or her. The player can then walk around for a short amount of time, with the bomb following directly beneath his or her feet. Releasing the C button will cause the placed bomb to move very quickly in a straight line in whichever direction that the player is facing. Once it collides with a wall or a player, it will detonate on impact. If the C button is not released in time, then the bomb will drop and act normally.


  • This item is a reference to the B-Daman toys that were originally based off of Bomberman.
  • The name "Bead Bomb" is a mistranslation of "Bidama Bomu", meaning "Marble Bomb".
  • The Japanese manual incorrectly pairs this item's description with an image of the Mine item, while the Mine item's description is paired with an image of the Marble Bomb.


  1. Saturn Bomberman Japanese manual, pg. 27
  2. Saturn Bomberman European manual, pg. 66
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