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Bubble Bobble

 

Bubble Bobble is sickeningly cute with an adorable soundtrack to match, but this game means business: as two dragons, you and a friend must scale 100 harrowing levels of hazards, and you are armed with nothing but bubbles!

There’s not much of an in-game narrative, but I gather that you and your partner must work your way through the Cave of Monsters to save two damsels in distress and transform yourselves back into human form. So, possibly an evil sorcerer placed a curse on you and turned you two into little bubble dragons, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. It only matters that you become one with the bubble, harness its mysterious ways to defeat your enemies. As it happens, the game physics in Bubble Bobble are fairly interesting. The goal is to trap your enemies in bubbles and pop them. The bubbles (and anything trapped within them) float to the top of the screen, and though you are light enough to skip across them for short periods of time, you’ll want to crash through the bubbles to inflict a fatal blow to your incapacitated foes and collect the chewy treats they leave behind. You can obtain a high score by eating the fruits and candies scattered throughout the screen, and you can collect letters to spell the word “extend” to increase your life count. Though your enemies will expire in one hit, you will, too, if you get careless with your quarry, or if they go into turbo mode and smash into you. This, combined with the tricky enemy movement patterns and the occasional stage hazards, makes Bubble Bobble deceivingly challenging, but thankfully there is a password feature. If you are in the mood for co-operative arcade-like gameplay, this game is a great choice.

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Parent Category: Nintendo
Category: NES