Bubble Bobble (1987)

Published by
Firebird Software Ltd.
Developed by
Taito Corporation

Bubble Bobble is a 2 player single screen Platform shoot’em’up
and puzzle game.


Bub and Bob are little dinosaurs who can blow bubbles and jump
around a lot. The idea of the game is to jump around the screen
catching the baddies in bubbles and then popping them, turning
the baddies into fruit or other such pick-upable item.



I never actually played this game in the arcades when it was released but played a demo tape with a few levels on which i picked up at a boot fair.

Bubble Bobble is one of the cutest platforms you can play but it actually works! You can have to player playing Bub and Bob and your armed with bubbles you release from your mouth submerging your enemy inside a bubble and then bursting.  The levels are colourful and well designed and there is 80 levels in total!

After playing the demo to death I got the game on Taito Coin-ops Collection.

there are different power ups like flames, water filled bubbles that you burst and ride to bottom of the screen destroying all your enemies in your path.  When a level is complete you are rewarded with sweets and other treasures; you also collect letters to get extra lifes once a word is spelt out.

The soundtrack is cute and addictive which im now humming as I write this review.

I love this game that much I got on my Amiga then got on a arade collection on my Sega Saturn.

If you have never played this please play the arcade or Spectrum version which I actually prefer to the Arcade version.