Bubble Bobble was an arcade game released by Taito in 1986. You have to guide the two hero's Bub and Bob through 100 levels of adventure to rescue their girlfriends. It was one of the first two player co-operation games (although all co-operation goes out the window when a 50,000 pt diamond goes down the middle of the screen and you race to see who can get the points first ). It was one of the first games to have joystick combinations that allow you to power-up your original characters. It has spawned a couple of sequels Rainbow Islands ( a much better, but harder to find game ) Bubble Symphony, Parasol Stars, Bust-a-Move (aka Puzzle Bobble), and Bust-A-Move Again (aka Puzzle Bobble 2).
One of the great things about this game was all of the different hidden things that were discovered by playing the game. Basically you had to clear each room of all the enemy to let you advance to the next room. You did this by trapping the enemy inside you bubbles and then bursting the bubbles. Along the way you could pick up power ups and extra weapons that were only available for that room. As a rule only one food bonus and one weapon bonus per room.
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The Puzzle Bobble / Bust-a-Move series has long been an arcade mainstay. Featuring the popular bubble dragons Bub and Bob (of Bubble Bobble fame), the Puzzle Bobble games have been ported to every platform under the sun, from Neo Geo to N64. The latest PC release of Puzzle Bobble 2 (2X to be precise) is an exact replica of the arcade version. The game is essentially the arcade ROM image run on top of an emulator front-end. As such, every detail of the game's graphics and gameplay is faithful to your arcade memories. The gameplay is very simple with a Tetris-like quality. Each board consists of a screen of colored balls (bubbles) that you must clear. To clear the board you must launch bubbles from the bottom of the screen and hit the existing bubbles. Whenever three or more bubbles of the same color stick together they pop, and any bubbles that were attached to them fall off the screen. You lose the game when the bubbles fill the screen and reach the bottom of the board. This simple premise is the basis for addictive gameplay that has spawned three sequels and many clones.
1. Bubble Bobble Nostalgie
DescriptionOn each stage you play one or pair of little dragons against enemies. These dragons can blow bubbles to catch enemies inside. After that you should jump on bubble with an enemy trapped inside and pop them! To increase your score you should pick up items: fruits,vegetables, diamonds, jewels etc. You can also pick up some items to make your journey easy. This items are called "bonuses". They appear on stages after some events. Some of them increase speed, range of bubbles' firing, others give you a chance to get more score points or extra lives. On some stages you can pop special bubbles that appear from holes in the top or/and bottom of stage. These special bubbles will help you to destroy monsters in different ways.
2. Bubble Bobble World v1.2 + v1.5
is a remake of a popular classic game "Bubble Bobble". You get to play as one of the two little dragons named Bub and Bob. The action takes place in a totally new world filled with cunning and insidious monsters with a mission to cut their journey short. But they have a magic ability to blow bubbles which can entangle their enemies inside of them. Once the enemy is trapped, the bubbles can be easily popped by the little fellows
You are sure to like the state-of-the-art graphics, music and sound. Moreover, there are 10 various monsters with The Dark Dwarf at the top, 100 levels, 120+ new items and bonuses, and a multiplayer mode!
3. Bubble Bobble Gold
Bubble Bobble Gold Edition is a Windows remake of the arcade-classic game "Bubble Bobble".
Now you will enjoy nice HiColor graphics with transparency and particles effects, new music and sound.
You will face new monsters like spiders, that can throw the webs, wizards, batiks and others.
Moreover, the two Players Game for Bub and Bob cooperative will add much fun!
There are 120+ additional items and bonuses, 10+ different monsters, 200 levels in Bubble Bobble Gold!