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Release year: 1988 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Taito
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Bubble Bobble (AKA バブルボブル Baburu Boburu in Japan) is a classic 2D arcade platform video game developed by Taito for most home video game consoles and computers in 1986. The game was published for the NES console in 1988 and is very similar to Snow Bros (1991).
Taito’s Bubble Bobble game was first released in 1986, and was later published for various gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It follows the story of two cute dinosaurs, Bub and Bob, as they make their way to the Cave of Monsters to save their girlfriends.
In order to clear each level of Bubble Bobble, you have to take out enemies by blowing bubbles on them and then bursting these bubbles (through collision) with the enemies inside before they can break free. Doing so would turn them into items that you can use for power-ups and score bonuses. Doing otherwise and touching any free enemy or its projectiles (e.g. rocks, fireballs) will cost you your life — or lives.
Your current level’s bigger platform (pattern) is the only one that you’ll be seeing on the screen as there is no side-scrolling here. You can walk along the sub-platforms, jump to higher ones, fall to lower ones, and jump across gaps. Also, you can move about with the help of bubbles. For instance, you can jump or ride on these to reach higher or otherwise inaccessible areas. Clearing your current level by taking out all of the enemies takes you to the next platform or screen of the game.
Gameplay of Bubble Bobble is quite simple, but as you go through the levels (100 in total), you’ll find that the enemies are growing in numbers and that the platform patterns are becoming increasingly perplexing. The challenge now is figuring how to clear the level as quickly as possible. Otherwise, Baron Von Blubba will appear to chase you — and kill you eventually!
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This game’s simple plot and gameplay are also what makes it a fun one. Nothing too complicated here — just enough difficulty to get you thinking and strategizing. Plus, there is something quite enjoyable about blowing bubbles at enemies and then tossing them around to turn them into food.
Overall, Bubble Bobble is an old-school game that is worth replaying, or playing for the first time, even despite it lacking a bit visually. It is fun, funny, somewhat challenging, and its music — seriously repetitive but absolutely ear-candy!
Bubble Bobble game has been ported to Arcade, Famicom Disk System, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Amiga, Atari ST, Master System, NES (this version), BBC Micro, MS-DOS, FM Towns, Sharp X68000, Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy Advance, Smartphones, Virtual Console, and PlayStation 4. But you can always play it online here!