At the main menu, press X, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, X(2), SQUARE.
Hudson Soft's beginner hints:
1.Customize your Character
Make your Bomberman unique by obtaining any one of 50 unique costumes. For a really wild look you can mix and match costumes.
2. Know your Power-ups
There are over 16 power-ups (and Power-Downs) in Bomberman ULTRA. Be sure to know what each one does.
3. Avoid Power-downs
Avoid power-downs such as Slowdown, or Fire-Down. It is easy to just grab everything you see so be careful. On the other hand you can sometimes force your opponent to pick them up.
4. Trap your Opponents
Learn how to trap you opponents by either luring them into a dead end or between 2 bombs (with the Bomb-Up power-up). Practice this technique in offline mode and youíll be laying them to waste on online mode.
At the start, take you time and methodically blow up blocks. Donít rush a path straight to your opponent. Open up the area and gather power-ups
6. Customize your View
Press R3 to change your viewing angle.
7. Avoid Blowing Yourself Up
It sounds dumb but many players end up blowing themselves up. Always be conscious of where you lay your bombs and what sort of power-ups you have. If you have Fire-Up(s) make sure you know who big your blast is going to be.
8. Super Revenge
On Super Revenge Mode, players who have died can come back to life by hitting the players from the sidelines. If this option is on, make sure to take advantage of it!
Hudson Soft's intermediate hints:
1. Chain Reaction
Line up several bombs so when the first one explodes, nearby bombs also explode. This can take out unsuspecting enemies from far away!
2. Share the Sickness
Got skulls and handoffs turned on? Did one of the skulls get you sick? Well, by all means go ahead and pass that sickness onto another player! Sharing is caring (and it weakens the competition)!
3. Punch Out
Weíve all been trapped by bombs at one point or another. The bomb punch power-up isnít just for offense; itís actually a great defensive tool as well. If youíre trapped, just punch your way out of a jam.
4. Around the World
Got the glove and want to reach out and touch someone? Pick up a bomb and throw it off the edge of the arena. It will appear on the other side and scare the bejeebus (and maybe even frag) someone on the other side!
Hudson Soft's advance hint:
Learn from others! There are plenty of amazingly talented Bomberman players out there. Learn from them as they frag you endlessly. Better yet, make friends and ask them for advice!
Completely Unstoppable! - Remain undefeated for five consecutive 4+ player online multiplayer games.
Exterminator - Win 15 Local matches against 3+ CPU players.
Paint the town red! - Win a zombie match in local play against 2+ CPU players.
The Name's Bomb, Dangerous Bomb - Take out 3 CPU players at once in a local game.
Totally Bombed! - Win a local match against 3+ CPU players after being in a super revenge cart.
You die so good! - Score 25 frags in an online multiplayer zombie match.
Girl Power! - With a full female outfit, win an online multiplayer 4+ player girl only
Joy of Painting with Bomberman - Claim 130 or more tiles in a local zombie match against 3+ CPU players.
The Bomb! - Win 30 online multiplayer games.
The Good, The Bad and The Bombed - With the full cowboy outfit, frag another cowboy in an online multiplayer
EXTREME MAKEOVER! - Collect 60 costume balls.