Bubble Ghost

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
3.3
Atari ST
75
4.0
DOS
...
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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 Game Boy Bubble Ghost is invincible, but the bubble is not
Bubble Ghost Atari ST I'm forever blowing bubbles
Bubble Ghost DOS Hall 18 (EGA).
Bubble Ghost Apple IIgs Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Raze Game Boy Aug, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 814 out of 1000 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Mar, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Dec, 1987 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Oct 18, 2012 14 out of 20 70
Retro Spirit Games Game Boy May 22, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Video Games Game Boy May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2010 3.5 out of 6 58

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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)
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Contributed to by Olivier Masse (421), Martin Smith (63061), Blood (1791), Ben K (23096), Garcia (4773) and Cochonou (1017)