Bubble Bobble

a.k.a. באבל באבל / 泡泡龍

created and published by Taito in 1988-11, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer
genre: Cartoon, Comical Action
series: Bubble Bobble
perspective: side view
player options: single player, shared-screen
languages: eng
4/5

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Personal review

Most conversions of "Bubble Bobble" are actually well done, and the NES version is no exception in this regard. Despite a few scenes with typical sprite flickering it is very enjoyable and well playable. Playing it with two players even adds to the fun and makes some levels much easier.

# 2014-05-29 13:15:23

Official description

BUBBLE BOBBLE's release in 1986 introduced the two bubble dragons, Bub and Bob, and brand new play mechanics, with players defeating enemies by trapping them in bubbles and then popping them. Although the puzzle-action game can be beaten by clearing all 100 rounds, it also contains secret elements such as not being able to get the "true ending" in single-player mode; hidden commands that lead to secret rounds; and a ton of different items. These elements are some of the game's most memorable and important features. Each round even has different air currents that are not visible, so bubbles rise in unpredictable patterns. Aspects like forcing players to understand and utilize these different patterns while playing help make this a revolutionary game that is fun to play anytime.
# 2008-01-06 22:01:34 - official description

Technical specs

additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster

Editor note

1 player or 2 player simultaneous cooperative play.
(Zerothis) - # 2009-06-12 20:21:22

External reviews (5) - average: 75.8% - median: 75%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
IGN2008*7.5/1075%
Mean Machinesuk21990-1185/10085%
Player Onefr31990-1160/10060%
Razeuk51991-0374/10074%
Tilt 39-113fr841990-1217/2085%

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