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Game info
BBCMicro

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble
GenreArcade Platform
DeveloperSoftware Creations
PublisherFirebird Software
Released1987
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:9.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:9.0
Reviewed byndial
Taito's successful coin-op game, Bubble Bobble, developed in 1986, was successfully converted a year later to the most common 8/16 home-computers and consoles of the late 80's! It's tremendous popularity made it several times a smash hit, and several years later was also re-released to the more advanced home systems such as the Playstation, XBOX etc
 
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Bubble BobbleSTORY / GAMEPLAY
Young boys Bub and Bob were cursed and transformed into small dinosaurs. Their girlfriends are held prisoners by the Giant Bee Master and now Bub (and Bob) must fight their way through 100 levels to save the girls and kill the Bee, breaking the curse and gaining back their human nature. Your main quest is to jump from one platform to another and eliminate all your enemies by trapping them inside bubbles. To help Bub (and Bob) survive the challenge, you must always keep an eye for various power ups and bonuses that appear from time to time. The most valuable bonus is the chewing gum power up that can make you shoot different and more powerful bubbles (like the rapid-fire bubble for example). Also, you have the opportunity to complete the word EXTEND by collecting all letters needed. This bonus will transport Bub (or Bob or both) to the next level at once. There are also numerous other bonuses that will transport you to more levels, make you shoot fire blasts or take you to some extra stages to collect diamonds. The best way to play this game is with a friend as there are some levels that need some co-operation! Bubble Bobble is a really fun game to play! It's also very easy to get you into and learn its gameplay mechanism while its cuteness really draws you in! Bubble Bobble is one of the best arcade platform games ever created in video gaming history, hands down!

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The BBC Micro conversion is quite good and features colorful graphics, though the action is a bit slow (much like the CPC). Each level is a classic platform in different shapes and colors while the sprites move quite slow -but smooth. As in the original, there is a variety of sprites walking and flying around the screen. The game features the original nice intro theme and the in-game classic tune (which is missing on the CPC!), plus a few typical sound effects.
 
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Intro music:  In-game sound:
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
MSX2
Acorn BBC Micro
 
 
Hardware information

BBC Micro / Acorn Electron

BBC Micro / Acorn ElectronCPU: 2 MHz MOS Technology 6502/6512
MEMORY: RAM 16KB (Model 1), 32KB (Model B), 64KB (Model B+), 128KB (Master). ROM 32KB
GRAPHICS: Resolutions supported: 160x256 with up to 16 colors on screen (8 colors + flashing option), 320x256 (4 colors), 640x256 (2 colors)
SOUND: Texas Instruments SN76489, 3 channels + 1 noise channel, 7 octaves (mono). Also it optionally featured a TMS5220 speech synthesiser with phrase ROM!
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The BBC Micro / Acorn Electron (default) color palette
RGB 8-colors palette (but capable for 16 on screen as 8 physical colors + flashing option)
 
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