Bomb Squad is based on the arcade coin-op "Super-Dynablaster". Most elements of the coin-op's gameplay are present, and some of the graphics are similar too. :)
Your mission is to save the world (as usual) from the hordes of bad guys sent out by the obligatory evil mastermind. Each level takes place in a small complex, guarded by the computer-controlled nasties. To progress to later levels, you must blow up all the bad guys within the time limit.
For those who have not heard of "Super Dynablaster" or any games of the same genre (Bomberman, Dynabusters, etc.). Here is a brief description of the gameplay:
The play area itself is a static, 19*13 grid-like area, and contains the players and all adverseries. The players' only defence are bombs which they can drop in the play area, and detonate after their fuse runs out. The bombs explode outwards for a certain range depending on their power, which can be increased by collecting powerups. Initially, the players can only have one bomb active at a time, but this can also be increased by collecting powerups.
This might sound easy, but there are a couple of catches... the bombs are equally capable of cooking you as they are the monsters and the bombs can also be set off by the explosions from other bombs, causing massive chain-reactions. Add 3 more players into the fray, all dropping bombs, and the result is total mayhem!
Bomb Squad also offers a combat mode, where you can play against your friends in the Bomb Squad's training area. Just make sure there are no baseball bats lying near the computer! :)