Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble (NES)




Game Rating

User Ratings: 18

Our Review: 8/10


Number of Players
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 31st Dec 2007 (USA), 500 points
  • 23rd Nov 2007 (UK/EU), 500 points
  • 13th May 2008 (JPN), 500 points

3DS eShop

  • 16th Oct 2013 (JPN), ¥500

Wii U eShop

  • 29th Jan 2014 (JPN), ¥500
Controller Support

Screenshots (6)

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  • 7

    Virtual Console / NES

    Review Bubble Bobble

    Hi, Bub and Bob

    Bub and Bob are two rosy-cheeked dinosaurs who spit bubbles at their enemies and pop those bubbles for food rewards, all on the quest to save their girlfriends. If you don’t remember this classic arcade game from yesteryear you’ll probably know the two main protagonists from the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble series. The gameplay is...

About The Game

Bubble Bobble is a puzzle-action game featuring the two Bubble Dragons, Bub and Bob. When it hit arcades in 1986 it introduced brand-new play mechanics, with players defeating enemies by trapping them in bubbles they blew and then popping them.

Although it is possible to beat the game just by clearing all 100 rounds, it also contains secret elements such as a “true ending” not obtainable in single-player mode, hidden commands that lead to secret rounds and a ton of different items. These elements were one of the game’s most important selling points.

Each round even has different air currents that are not visible, making bubbles rise in unpredictable patterns. Aspects like forcing players to understand and make use of these different patterns while playing helped make Bubble Bobble a revolutionary action game at the time.