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Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands

aka: Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands

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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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Credits (SEGA Saturn version)

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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 Games

Rainbow Islands
Released 1988 on NES, 1993 on SEGA Master System
Rainbow Islands
Released 1990 on Amiga, 2001 on Game Boy Color, 2004 on Windows...
Rainbow Islands Extra
Released 1988 on Arcade, Genesis, FM Towns
Classic Bubble Bobble
Released 1999 on Game Boy Color
Bubble Bobble
Released 1988 on SEGA Master System
Bubble Bobble Revolution
Released 2005 on Nintendo DS
Bubble Bobble: Part 2
Released 1993 on Game Boy
Bubble Bobble Part 2
Released 1993 on NES
Bubble Bobble
Released 1988 on DOS, 1990 on Game Boy, Windows...

Related Sites +

  • The Bub and Bob Page
    Site containing information about Bubble Bobble and related games, such as the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble series.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 788


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by bubandbob.

PlayStation added by Roedie. SEGA Saturn added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger, piltdown_man.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.