bubble bobble

By PingPong

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09-12-2022, 19:46

Hello, i've noticed that there are two versions of bubble bobble. one for msx1 the other for msx2.

I've also heard about a super bubble bobble. Do this exists for MSX? I've never found it on gen-msx.
Do other versions exists?

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By JohnHassink

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09-12-2022, 19:53

If I remember correctly, the MSX1 version was by the Korean company "Zemina".

EDIT: Indeed.

The "Super Bubble Bobble" you have heard of, may refer to a 'secret' mode that's in the original game (the game itself refers to it by that name). The player must meet certain (difficult to achieve) conditions to unlock this and to get the true ending.

By Pentarou

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09-12-2022, 19:53

Super bubble bobble is an arcade mode, unlocked via some input codes or dip switch: It's not a separate game.
The OG game had a myriad of sequels/spinoffs on other platforms. Do you own research if you are interested in these.

By JohnHassink

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09-12-2022, 19:56

This is a very good reference point for doing research on the series:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/series/bubble-bobble/

Also, the spiritual 'forefather' of "Bubble Bobble" did get an MSX port:
https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/taito/chackn-pop/rele...

By JohnHassink

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09-12-2022, 20:04

Oh, and there is also this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Islands:_The_Story_of_...

I honestly have always wondered why Taito did not port this one to MSX2! It seems like it could have been relatively easily realized. It only scrolls vertically, and the rainbows could have been done with tiles in screen 4.

By JohnHassink

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09-12-2022, 20:32

That's a port of "Puzzle Bobble", actually.

By JohnHassink

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09-12-2022, 23:07

JohnHassink wrote:

Also, the spiritual 'forefather' of "Bubble Bobble" did get an MSX port:
https://www.generation-msx.nl/software/taito/chackn-pop/release/548/

And to top it off, the other one did as well:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fairyland-story-the/

By gdx

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10-12-2022, 01:09

There are:

Bubble Bobble - バブルボブル (Taito) (there is a improved patch here)
Bubble Bobble - 보글보글 (Clover Soft)
Bubble Bobble - 버블 보블 (Zemina)
New Bobble Bubble - 뉴 보글 보글 (Zemina)
Super Bubble Bobble - 슈퍼 버블 보블 (Zemina)
Power Bubble Bobble - 파워 보글 보글 (Screen Soft) (ROM for SG-1000 MSX compatible)

Bubble Bobble 2 - 바블바블 2 (Prosoft) is undumped or unreleased.

See the tfh site. ;)

By PingPong

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10-12-2022, 10:11

thx, by searching only with the name bubble on gen msx i've missed out a lot of titles...