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Bubble Ghost (Amiga)

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Description

Bubble Ghost needs to blow a bubble out of his creator's castle. Your task is to guide him so as to direct the bubble through the gaps in each room. The bubble's direction is affected by which part of the ghost hits it.

Candles, fans, and other obstacles serve to make little Bubble Ghost's task harder. Bubble Ghost is invincible, but the bubble is prone to bursting if it hits anything at pace. You have five bubbles before the game is over.

Screenshots

Bubble Ghost Amiga Highscore screen
Bubble Ghost Amiga Head level from the rolling demo.
Bubble Ghost Amiga Ghost blowing bubble.
Bubble Ghost Amiga Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "バブルゴースト" -- Japanese Game Boy title spelling

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The Press Says

Zzap! Nov, 1988 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1988 797 out of 1000 80
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Atari ST version

The Atari ST computers came with built in Midi interfaces, a truly unique feature for any computer. The game play the music as a midi output if you hooked up a synth to the ST.

Lead platform

The game was originally programmed for the Atari ST.

Updated re-release

The original Bubble Ghost was published in 1987 for ST and Amiga, then remade three years later (1990) for both systems. The remakes contains updated sounds and graphics, but no new gameplay elements.

Infogrames is the distributor of the first Bubble Ghost by ERE Informatique, so, with this remake developed and distributed only by Infogrames, ERE informatique, the original developer of the concept, received no money.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
Information also contributed by Blood and Scott Monster
Blood (1791) added Bubble Ghost (Amiga) on Aug 31, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (421), Martin Smith (63132), Blood (1791), Ben K (23100), Garcia (4778) and Cochonou (1017)