Hayate Bomber is a playable character in the Battle Mode of Neo Bomberman.
When released, he wanders around, placing bombs and destroying Soft Blocks and enemies. Like the other caged characters, he has one Bomb, two Fire, and the Remote Bomb ability. He is worth 5,000 points.
When playing as Hayate Bomber in Battle Mode, pressing the B and A buttons simultaneously will cause him to place a fake bomb. Rather than exploding, fake bombs disappear shortly and are used to confuse opponents. There is no limit on the number of fake bombs that can be placed at a time.
The Japanese character on Hayate Bomber's head appears to be "炎", which means "flame".