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Retro Video Game Tournaments

Of course the 2019 CinciClassic will host retro video game tournaments of all shapes and sizes! Tournaments will include a variety of competition styles, such as head-to-head, time trial, and last man standing. Many different game genres will appear, such as fighting, puzzle, battle arena, and more! A diverse range of console generations will show up.  Here is our current tournament lineup for 2019. We will announce more tournaments in the lead up to the convention. Check back often for new additions and some surprises!

Tournament rules may be subject to change based on community feedback. If you have a suggestion for something you’d like to see in our retro video game tournaments, then please let us know via Facebook or our contact page. We appreciate your feedback!

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Sega Saturn Bomberman game used in a 2019 CinciClassic retro video game tournament
Check out the Bomberman Wiki for details about the game!
  • Console: Sega Saturn
  • Release Date: July 19, 1996
  • Game Style: Battle Arena
  • Number of Players: 8
  • Tournament Style: Last man standing

Blow up your buddies by dropping bombs and grabbing power-ups in this classic multiplayer battle arena! The Sega Saturn version of Bomberman really ups the intensity by allowing up to 10 simultaneous players. However, our tournament will have an 8 player limit so as not to lock out any maps or power ups. Tournament rounds will be 8 single players competing against each other under a time limit with shuffle, mad bomber, and sudden death mode enabled. Each round will be a catastrophic cacophony of competitive combustible combat! The last player alive wins and moves on to the next round. Rounds will be held until one player emerges victorious over all!

Doug Plummer selected Saturn Bomberman as one of our tournament games for his “Tournament Master” Kickstarter reward. Thanks for the support Doug, and awesome game choice!