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Bubble Ghost (Game Boy)

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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 Hall of Fame
Bubble Ghost Game Boy Whoops!  Burst the bubble
Bubble Ghost Game Boy Bubble Ghost is invincible, but the bubble is not
Bubble Ghost Game Boy Got the bubble to the exit!

Alternate Titles

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

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Jeuxvideo.com Oct 18, 2012 14 out of 20 70
Retro Spirit Games May 22, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play May, 1991 51 out of 100 51

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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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Ben K (23017) added Bubble Ghost (Game Boy) on May 20, 2007
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