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Bubble Bobble

aka: Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble, Bubble Bobble Classic

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Critic Reviews 87% add missing review

Your Commodore ( ) (100%)

[Budget re-release] Loads of graphics and trinkly music and jingles, all adds up to a classic game that should not be missed at this budget price. Great fun! Recommended!

Sep 1991 · Commodore 64 · read review

Zzap! (98 out of 100) (98%)

[Re-release Round-up] At this price the game is an absolute steal, and anyone who missed out on it back then would have to be rather silly not to get hold it now.

Nov 1988 · Commodore 64 · read review

Zzap! (97 out of 100) (97%)

A superlative conversion which retains all of the fun and features of the original.

Oct 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) (958 out of 1000) (96%)

For a largely non-violent and (some would say) rather twee game, Bubble Bobble really is amazingly addictive stuff. Pleasing graphics and great music add to its appeal, but with such a playable game Firebird had to be onto a winner.

Oct 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Commodore User (94 out of 100) (94%)

[Budget re-release] Great fun still - they don't make 'em like this anymore! Re-release of the month!

Jan 1989 · Commodore 64 · read review

Games Machine, The (UK) (93 out of 100) (93%)

Undoubtedly, Bubble Bobble ranks high amongst the arcade conversions available for home machines.

Oct 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Commodore Force (92 out of 100) (92%)

Bub and Bob's first computer outing is one of the C64's most classic arcade romps.

Jul 1993 · Commodore 64 · read review

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) (915 out of 1000) (92%)

[Retest] Still plays well, but looks a bit old now.

Oct 1988 · Commodore 64 · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) (9 out of 10) (90%)

The game is as addictive as bubble gum and as long lasting.

Oct 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Commodore Force (90 out of 100) (90%)

The excellent Rodland clearly takes inspiration from this classic, and why not? The difficulty level's just about spot-on, and the two-player option's great - co-operate to wipe out the baddies, then double-cross your partner to get the power-ups! Still as spritely as a spring chicken, despite its advanced years.

May 1993 · Commodore 64 · read review

64'er (13 out of 15) (87%)

Sehr gefallen hat uns bei diesem Spiel die Grafik. Die Saurier und Gegner sind schön gezeichnet und toll animiert. Auch bei einer großen Anzahl von Objekten auf dem Bildschirm wird das Spiel nicht langsamer. Die Musik und Soundeffekte sind hervorragend gelungen und passen voll zur Atmosphäre des Spiels. Daß zwei Spieler gleichzeitig antreten können, um im Team oder gegeneinander zu spielen, soll besonders hervorgehoben werden.

Dec 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Info ( ) (80%)

The theme? Primal. Eat your enemy (or anything else in sight) and gain its strength. Rack up points and you are rewarded with a higher level of baddies & goodies to eat. If you've played PacMan Burger Time, or any of a thousand other games and had a good time, you're all primed to enjoy this one too. Bon Appetit!

Nov 1988 · Commodore 64 · read review

Commodore User (8 out of 10) (80%)

It is very simple and immense fun to play. All that was needed was a software company not to cock it up in converting it. Firebird have succeeded in doing that with ease and turned in a game just as playable as its coin op mentor.

Sep 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Happy Computer (80 out of 100) (80%)

Zugegeben, es gibt Programme die, technisch eindrucksvoller sind, aber es gibt wenige Titel, die sich so toll spielen. Für mich ist Bubble Bobble der potientielle Nachfolger von Bomb Jack und Boulder Dash. Schade ist nur, daß es für einen Spieler allein ganz schön schwer werden kann. Was mir besonders gut gefallen hat, ist die Animation der Saurier. Von mir bekommen Bub und Bob den Titel "Netteste Sprites des Jahres".

Apr 1986 · Commodore 64 · read review

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (8.2 out of 12) (68%)

Bubble Bobble ist ein sehr unterhaltsames Spielchen, denn es bietet trotz (oder gerade wegen?) seiner simplen (aber originellen) Idee viel Abwechslung. Gerade die vielen kleinen Feinheiten des Games machen das Spielen wirklich zur Lust - und das vor allem Dingen beim Spielhallenoriginal. Leider Gottes hat das Game nämlich bei der Umsetzung einiges abspecken müssen. Am besten hat mir von den 8-Bit-Versionen die C64-Fassung gefallen, denn hier stimmt die Grafik und der Sound: beides kommt der Vorlage sehr nahe. Leider ist die Animation etwas zu langsam geraten, denn die Aktionen sind teilweise so lahm, daß der Spaß etwas verloren geht.

Oct 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

Retro Archives (12.5 out of 20) (62%)

S’il fallait résumer Bubble Bobble sur Commodore 64 en une ligne, ce serait la suivante: « Tout ce qu’aurait dû être la version CPC ». Non seulement rien n’a été sacrifié – ni la musique, ni le mode deux joueurs – mais en plus la réalisation est très correcte, le contenu intact et la jouabilité réussie. Autant dire qu’on tient là un jeu qui a dû ravir plus de monde du côté de Commodore que de celui d’Amstrad.

Oct 31st, 2018 · Commodore 64 · read review

Australian Commodore and Amiga Review N/A

Graphics and music in Bubble Bobble are very much in the classic arcade style of Mr Do, in fact the nasties look a bit like escapees from the superb game to which I was introduced back in 1985 and which I'm still playing a lot. (...) I'll be alternating it now with Bubble Bobble however as I can see more potential fun in this new one. Do yourself a favour and get it soon but be warned, it's seriously addictive!

Nov 1987 · Commodore 64 · read review

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Critic reviews added by S Olafsson, Tim Janssen, Jo ST, Patrick Bregger, formercontrib, RetroArchives.fr.