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Press release (15th August 2005):


    Monday 15 August 2005/... Rising Star Games today announced that the classic Taito arcade title Bubble Bobble will be the next videogaming legend to be updated for Rising Star's "Revolution" games brand on the Nintendo DS™, accompanying the announcement with a series of screen shots and details of input from Igusa Matsuyama, the character artist behind Harvest Moon's charming protagonists and supporting cast.

    Bubble Bobble Revolution will be released for the Nintendo DS in October 2005, bringing with it a range of amazing new features including a brand new multiplayer mode for up to four players.

    In line with Rising Star's commitment to bringing innovative, distinctive and individual Japanese titles to the UK market, Bubble Bobble Revolution marks the second release in a series of updates to some of Taito's most-recognised and fondly regarded brands. As one would expect from an update, Bubble Bobble Revolution retains the classic playability and wonderful charm of the original whilst introducing a wealth of innovations, including new play modes, new bubble types and new collectable items.

    Gameplay Information:

    The trademark New Age mode constitutes the bulk of the game. It takes the form of a single player adventure, allowing players to pick previously played levels from a map of the island where the story takes place. On a quest to rescue some missing friends, the eponymous Bub or Bob return to play through levels displayed across the two screens of the Nintendo DS. These levels also scroll horizontally to provide a wide, panoramic play area.

    New secrets to unlock include a playable character designed by Harvest Moon character artist, Igusa Matsuyama, a touch screen based mini game and a devilishly mysterious method for gaining 100% completion, involving Bubble Bobble's famous food-based bonus system.

    New features also abound in the levels: There are new environmental dangers, a new way to enforce the time limit, microphone-activated fans to alter the flow of bubbles and, most interestingly, a brand new power bubble. Along with series stalwarts like the torrent-inducing Water Bubble and its companions, the Fire and Lightning Bubbles, comes the Ghost Bubble; an entirely new power-up that opens up a plethora of new gameplay techniques and possibilities.

    Bub and Bob also have new bubbles of their own to blow, again opening up a wide range of new tactical opportunities to exploit. Bubble Bobble Revolution also gives players a limited health bar rather than maintaining the stern one-hit kills of the original.

    Bubble Bobble Revolution will also feature a brand new four-player competitive multiplayer mode. Here, combatants fight to rid levels of monsters with the victor being the player who captures the most. The fact that players can harm each other with their bubbles adds an entirely new aspect and mood to the Bubble Bobble lineage.

    Those wishing for a more co-operative approach will benefit from the Classic Mode's two-player recreation of the arcade original, which also contains a single player version for those bravely wishing to be the sole conqueror of the first game in the much-celebrated series.

    By including so many new features, Bubble Bobble Revolution builds on its stellar legacy to push the franchise forward whilst exploiting the many benefits that arise from the unique features of the Nintendo DS hardware and is set to take its position as the rightful heir to Bubble Bobble's permanent entry in videogaming's hall of fame.

    Contributed by Sciere (587601) on May 27, 2006.
    Originally released as an arcade game by Taito in 1986, Bubble Bobble starred two dinosaurs ? Bub and Bob who co-operate to make their way through a hundred levels to rescue their girlfriends. This addictive two player game went on to be released on most console formats. Now the game is reborn on the Nintendo DS with all new graphics, split screen action and the classic gameplay.


    • 100 new exciting levels to explore.
    • All new power bubbles and bubble attacks.
    • Microphone activated challenges and Bubble mini-games.
    • Dual screen action and multi-player mode, 2-4 people ? friends can play!
    • Includes a perfect re-creation of the original Bubble Bobble arcade machine game!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66712) on Dec 27, 2005.

Back of Case - DS (English/French/Spanish/German/Italian):
    The all time great is brought bang up-to-date for Nintendo DS’ players.

    Bub and Bob must find their missing friends in a furious game that includes 100 'All New' levels, new bubble power attacks, microphone activated challenges and hidden characters. Multiplayer mode - up to 4 friends.

    Le fameux hit du jeu vidéo fait peau neuve pour la Nintendo DS’.

    Bub et Bob doivent retrouver leurs amis disparus dans ce jeu comprenant 100 niveaux exclusifs, de nouvelles attaques-bulles, des défis activés par micro et des personnages cachés. Cette édition inclut également le jeu Bubble Bobble’ original. Mode multijoueur: jusqu'à 4 joueurs.

    Un gran clásico totalmente renovado para los jugadores de Nintendo DS’.

    Bub y Bob deben encontrar a sus amigos desaparecidos en un trepidante juego con 100 Nuevos niveles, nuevos y potentes ataques, personajes ocultos y retos que tendrás que afrontar con el micrófono. Esta edición incluye también el Bubble Bobble ’ original. Modo multijugador: hasta 4 amigos.

    Ein vielgeliebter Favorit wird jetzt exklusiv für Nintendo DS’-Spieler aktualisiert.

    Bub und Bob suchen ihre Freundinnen in einem furiosen Spiel: 100 brandneue Level, neue Blasenangriffe, mikrofongesteuerte Aufgaben und verborgene Charaktere. Diese Ausgabe enthält außerdem das Originalspiel Bubble Bobble TM. Mehrspieler-Modus - bis zu 4 Spieler.

    Uno dei più famosi videogUno dei più famosi videogiochi di tutti i tempi torna, più bello e divertente che mai, esclusivamente sul Nintendo DS’!

    Aiuta Bub e Bob a ritrovare i loro amici scomparsi in un'intensa avventura che comprende 100 livelli completamente nuovi, bolle dagli effetti rivoluzionari, sfide che utilizzano il controllo tramite microfono e personaggi nascosti! Comprende la version originale di Bubble Bobble!. Modalità multiplayer: fino a 4 giocatori.

    DS Multi-Card wireless connected games require one Game Card per player. Les jeux multi-cartes sans fil DS requièrent une carte DS par joueur.

    Contributed by Ben K (23920) on Dec 27, 2005.