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70 (Apr 03, 2007)
So sieht ein gelungenes Remake aus! Die Entwickler von Dreams haben's halt einfach drauf. Wie bei New Zealand Story Revolution ist es dem kleinen Team auch diesmal gelungen, das Spielprinzip des klassischen Plattformers behutsamen mit sinnvollen Neuerungen zu ergänzen und gleichzeitig den Charme des Originals beizubehalten. Die 100 einfach gestrickten Labyrinthe bieten zwar lange nicht so viel Abwechslung wie Taitos Kiwi-Abenteuer oder gar wie aktuelle Jump'n'Runs. Und trotzdem oder gerade wegen des simplen Spielprinzips macht es eine Menge Spaß mit den kleinen Dinosauriern auf Monsterjagd zu gehen. Und natürlich wegen der putzigen Grafik und den Ohrwürmern. Beides wurde ein wenig aufgemotzt und passt doch zu hundert Prozent zum niedlichen Japano-Stil des Originals. Und wer nach dem Solomodus mit seinen drei Schwierigkeitsgraden immer noch nicht genug hat, darf sogar mit zwei Freunden kooperativ Blasen spucken. Jedoch leider nur dann, wenn alle drei Mitspieler ein Modul besitzen.
Cubed3 (Aug 19, 2007)
An above average effort for the series, but much more could have been done for it; had the faults been ironed out, this could have leapt up a couple of points. As it is, it’s worthy of a play if you come across it, but not worth hunting for. Perhaps the developers will Dream (groan) up an improved sequel in the future.
IGN (Mar 06, 2008)
Bubble Bubble is still a classic concept that's held up pretty well over the years, but for a game that's meant as a sequel, Double Shot is a weak bubble indeed. It's a very uncreative sequel with restrictive multiplayer. The core mechanics are still fun in short spurts, but this follow-up misses a huge opportunity to revitalize a classic design.
Cheat Code Central (Apr, 2008)
There's really not much fun to be had here, and if you've played Bubble Bobble before, don't expect this title to be innovative at all; it's just more of the same. It's only $20, but just because it's outdated and uninspired. If you really need to play this classic again, I'm sure you can rent it and satisfy your thirst in one hour's worth of play.
GameZone (Mar 12, 2008)
Bubble Bobble: Double Shot is a game looking for a shot in the arm to keep it going. Some of you out there will probably fall in love with the game even with the issues I’ve mentioned. While the rest of you will probably avoid it like a visit to the doctor's office.
Gamestyle (Apr 10, 2008)
You can pick up the NES version of Bubble Bobble on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console for just three-pounds fifty, or the arcade version on Taito Legends or even Bubble Symphony,which features on the Xbox edition of Taito legends 2. These versions of Bubble Bobble are fun while this is certainly not. If you really must have a Taito classic on your DS then go for New Zealand Story Revolution instead.
50 (Apr 10, 2007)
Cette dernière sortie des petits dragons, même renforcée par l'arrivée de Bubu le cousin, ne fait pas vraiment honneur à la série. Les mécanismes de gameplay, bien que dans la lignée des précédents épisodes, ne peuvent s'exprimer ici avec autant de liberté que par le passé. La faute à un level-design tout juste médiocre et des contrôles trop imprécis. Le bullodrome a fini par perdre de sa superbe.
I was a fan of Bubble Bobble before and I still find myself putting the game on every so often. When I heard about Double Shot I thought I’d give it a chance since Revolution was so broken. Turns out Bubble Bobble just shouldn’t be released on the Nintendo DS. Either the developers are brain dead or this game is doomed to be on any portable console.
20 (UK) (Apr 09, 2008)
So I've never played Bubble Bobble in my life. If this is my first experience - a sloppily-handled misfire that ruins the original's reputation - I'm not sure I was missing anything. How awful. Both Pac-Man and Space Invaders proved that such classics can be successfully updated for the modern gamer. Bubble Bobble apparently can't. To mess up one DS remake may be regarded as a misfortune, to mess up both earns you another embarrassingly low mark.