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The Oil Trench (オイルの溝) is a trap that appears in Super Bomberman 2.


As the name implies, it is a trench of oil that runs around the stage. When any segment of the trench is hit with an explosion, the entire trench will erupt in flames. The flames are the same color as the bomb that caused them, in order to identify the player who ignited the Oil Trench.

When the Oil Trench ignites, any players who are caught in it will be eliminated, and any bombs in the Trench will be detonated. Items caught in the flames will be destroyed as well. Players who are not aware of the placement of all bombs on the battlefield may be caught off-guard and eliminated in the Oil Trench or in the explosions of any bombs that may be placed on it.


  1. Super Bomberman 2 Hudson Soft Guidebook, pg. 74