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The New Switch-Exclusive Bubble Bobble Will Include The Original Classic As Standard

Bullet Club

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The New Switch-Exclusive Bubble Bobble Will Include The Original Classic As Standard

That's an extra 100 stages!



Great news, Bubble Bobble fans! Remember when we said that a brand new Switch-exclusive game called Bubble Bobble 4 Friends was on the way? Well, it turns out we're getting a little more than we bargained for.

That's right, ININ Games has revealed that Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will also come with Taito's original Bubble Bobble, the coin-op arcade version from 1986. This essentially means that in addition to the 100 stages players will experience in the new game, there will also be another 100 from the original game, complete with original music, sound, and visuals.

If you missed the news last time around, here's an official description of the new release:

Bubble Bobble is an iconic cult game and is considered the most popular and innovative platformer of the ’80s. The twins Bub and Bob set out to free their girlfriends from the hands of the nasty baron, who also enchanted them into bubble dragons. As such, the brothers hop through the differently arranged platforms of the 100 colourful levels and shoot bubbles at numerous enemies. In the '80s and '90s, players jumped solo or in two-player co-op mode through the levels. Bubble Bobble's success has seen it ported to more than 20 different platforms in recent decades, including the C64, Sega Mega Drive and NES Classic Mini.

In Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, the latest entry in the widely popular Bubble Bobble series, a 4-player co-op mode has been integrated for even more fun with friends. Also, players can acquire special skills by collecting letter bubbles that form the word “extend” to add some strategic depth and increase replayability. So, there will be a lot to discover and tinker with for the players, during their journey through the all-new worlds of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends.



Source: Nintendo Life
 

Vandole

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I got excited about this for a second, but I really don't know why.

I have always liked the idea of Bubble Bobble more than I've actually liked the game. I've been playing versions of it going back to the NES and each time the same thought pops up in my head...."what am I missing? Why isn't this fun?" So i put it away and don't touch it again.

Then 5 years goes by and the cycle repeats itself.
 

mcjmetroid

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I got excited about this for a second, but I really don't know why.

I have always liked the idea of Bubble Bobble more than I've actually liked the game. I've been playing versions of it going back to the NES and each time the same thought pops up in my head...."what am I missing? Why isn't this fun?" So i put it away and don't touch it again.

Then 5 years goes by and the cycle repeats itself.
It's one of he best coop games of it's period and well of all time.

It's a lot better with a friend. There's plenty of strategy in the later stages.
 

00_Zer0

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Will be getting this. Disappointed that Arcade Archives haven't released any version of this classic series for Switch yet.
 
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