Puropen (プロペン Puropen) is an enemy that first appeared in Super Bomberman. It comes in two variations.
Puropen moves a straight line at a speed of 2 until it collides with a block, bomb, or other enemy, at which point it immediately chooses a random direction and continues to move. It may choose to reverse directions even if it is not at a dead end. It will harm the player on collision.
Metal Puropen (メタルプロペン, Metaru Puropen) is identical to Puropen in its movement pattern, but it has 5 HP and moves much faster.
- The literal name "Puropen" comes from the Japanese word "puropera", meaning "propeller".
- Strangely, some artwork depicts Puropen as having a bear-like nose, rather than an open snout.
- Super Bomberman Hudson Official Guidebook, pg. 22-23