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Daruman is a ridable enemy from Super Bomberman 4. It comes from a mechanical Egg.

Behavior

Daruman moves at a normal pace in a straight line until it collides with a block, bomb, or other enemy, at which point it pauses, chooses a random direction, and then continues to move. It may choose to reverse directions even if it is not at a dead end. Sometimes, it will stop and change directions before even colliding with an obstacle, which is referred to as a "feint" tactic by the official guidebook. It will harm the player on collision.

When Daruman takes damage, it will turn upside down and move in a seemingly random direction. Afterward, if it lines up horizontally or vertically with the player, and there are no obstacles between them, it will pursue that player, although this behavior does not seem to be documented.

Upon defeat, Daruman becomes a mechanical Egg. In Battle Mode, it can be found randomly in Eggs that are uncovered in Soft Blocks, but only after the password 0164 has been entered.

Riding

Players who ride Daruman move at maximum speed.

Trivia

  • Daruman's name and design are based on daruma dolls.
  • The character on the front of the Daruman is "福", which means "good fortune".
  • In the artwork, Daruman has a unibrow, two eyes and a mouth, which are not seen in the sprite. In the sprite, Daruman appears to be wearing sunglasses.

Gallery

References

  1. Super Bomberman 4 Hudson Official Guidebook, pg. 14,23,29,109
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