Saturn Bomberman is an action video game by Hudson Soft for the Sega Saturn. The twelfth installment in the Bomberman series, it was first released in Japan on 19 July 1996, in North America on 22 August 1997 and in Europe in 1997. It is best known for its multiplayer functionality for up to ten players. Like most Bomberman games, Saturn Bomberman features a battle mode as well as a story mode. Along with them is a master mode in which the player races to finish a series of levels after which the player is given a rank based on time taken. The game also features several new powerups.