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Description

Bubble Bobble: One or two players attempt to save their friends in this re-release of the 1987 classic puzzle/action game. Players blow bubbles to trap enemies. When they pop the bubbles, fruit comes out and the players compete for the points. If they don't pop the bubbles in time, the enemies escape and become faster.

Rainbow Islands: One or two players. Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble. Instead of bubbles, you create rainbows. The highly versatile rainbow can be used as bridges, as platforms, or as a weapon. You can shoot a rainbow at an enemy, you can trap it inside, or you can drop a rainbow on an enemy from above.

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Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands Windows The title screen for Rainbow Islands. This opens in a resizable window<br>UK Xplosiv release
Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands Windows The start of a game of Rainbow Islands. The Black shape at Island 1 is because that is where the game starts and it flashes on/off<br>UK Xplosiv release
Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands Windows The start of a two player game of Bubble Bobble<br>UK Xplosiv release
Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands Windows The Bubble Bobble title screen<br>UK Xplosiv release

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Alternate Titles

  • "Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands" -- Xplosiv title

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Trivia

Secret levels

On the PC, neither Bubble Bobble nor Rainbow Islands contain the secret levels found in the arcade versions.

Treasure rooms

In levels 20, 30 and 40, you will get an item that transports you to one of three treasure rooms -- if neither of the two players lost a life up to then. Reaching the first chamber is easy with some experience, no. 2 is a lot harder, and the final one is virtually impossible to get to. If you're one hell of a player and reach level 50 without life loss, a secret door transports you straight to level 70.

Each treasure room features a message written in code. The first room text is "IF YOU WANT TO BECOME THE OLD FIGURE, USE THE POWER OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AND FIGHT WITH ME!", which means that you should fight the end boss with two players.
Room 2 reads "I ENCLOSED THESE MAGICAL MEDICINE HERE, BECAUSE THOSE ARE MY WORST FEARS" and hints to the way the end boss can be beat.
The last message is "IF YOU WANT TO GET BACK YOUR LOVE OF TRUTH, YOU MUST HELP EACH OTHER UNTIL THE LAST", which most likely again refers to using two players.

Related Web Sites

  • The Bub and Bob Page (Site containing information about Bubble Bobble and related games, such as the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble series.)
bubandbob (17) added Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands (Windows) on Jan 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Roedie (5204), Terok Nor (23168) and bubandbob (17)