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Encyclopedia > Bubble Bobble 2
Bubble Bobble
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
Game designer: Fukio Mitsuji
Release date: 1986
Genre: Platform
Game modes: Up to 2 players simultaneously
Cabinet: Standard
Controls: Joystick (2-way); 2 buttons
Orientation: Horizontal
Type: Raster, standard resolution (Used: 256 x 224)
First appearance of the popular video game characters Bub and Bob

Bubble Bobble is the name of an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986. It featured two cute dragons, Bub and Bob, who moved over a system of platforms, busting and pushing bubbles, avoiding bad guys and collecting a variety of power-ups. The game featured 100 levels, each with intriguing puzzles and twists.

Versions of the game were released for several home computer or game systems, including the Commodore 64, the Atari ST, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. A sequel to Bubble Bobble called Bubble Bobble 2 was also released for the NES, as well as Rainbow Islands, a sequel to the first two games. Rainbow Islands was later remade for the Sega Genesis.


Bubble Bobble inspired many sequels, including:

Bub and Bob also appeared in Puzzle Bobble, otherwise known as Bust a Move in the United States. Bust a Move was followed by many sequels, for many consoles, including PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and even the N-Gage, along with computer and arcade versions. It became more popular than the original Bubble Bobble game itself.

External links

  • The KLOV entry on Bubble Bobble (http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=B&game_id=7222)
  • Bubble Bobble FAQ (http://home.ptd.net/~glisman/bubble/bbfaqv1.txt)
  • Bubble Bobble HQ (http://taito.overclocked.org/)
  • Bubble Bobble 2 (http://perso.wanadoo.es/bubblebobble/bubblebobble2.swf) Flash game
  • Unofficial homepage of Bub and Bob (http://www.bubandbob.com/)
  • Category at ODP (http://dmoz.org/Games/Video_Games/Platform/Bubble_Bobble_Series/)

  Results from FactBites:
Bubble Bobble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2719 words)
Bubbles containing flames that, when the bubble is popped, drop downwards setting any surface they touch on fire for a short time, killing any monsters that touch the flame and turning them into 9000-point red diamonds.
Bubbling oneself through means "riding a bubble" through the opening at the top of a stage or even just through the ceiling of a stage in order to appear at the lower part, like some flying monsters can do.
Bubble Bobble has been widely recognized as one of the most playable games of all time, owing much of its success to its previously described game mechanics, which are only apparently simple, and its many hidden features and secrets.
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