Bubble Bobble

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Bubble Bobble

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Commodore 64 - SEGA Master System - Game Gear - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Apple II

Alt names 泡泡龍, Final Bubble Bobble, Dragon Maze, Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble, バブルボブル
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform
Publisher Taito Software Inc.
Developer Taito Corporation
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.39 / 5 - 157 votes

Description of Bubble Bobble

One of the most popular arcade games ever made, Taito's Bubble Bobble tells a story of Bub and Bob, two friends who are changed into bubble dragons, and must save their girlfriends from a super baddie named Hyper Drunk.

Gameplay, like all good arcade games, is easy to learn: you (and your friend in a 2-player game) blow bubbles to capture baddies, then quickly pop them. When the bubbles are popped, fruit comes out for you to collect (and compete against your friend for points). The game is very simple in concept, but incredibly addictive due to spotless controls, quirky levels, bosses, and monsters, and overall fun.

I remember playing this games for hours, thinking "just one more level before I go to bed" -- and next thing I know, it's wee hours of the next day. This PC version done by NovaLogic is an excellent conversion of the original, although of course the graphics are reduced to EGA only.

With a truly classic design, it's no wonder that Bubble Bobble is alive and well: there have been many sequels and spin-offs, although none for the PC except for the excellent 1996 remake, also on this site. A must-have!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Larry 2020-02-26 0 point

It is good fun game put it back

Alex 2019-06-30 1 point

Hey, remember when this $#!T used to be available for free?

Mr Vampire 2019-02-05 0 point Commodore 64 version

100 levels. Played it to death. Much more fun that that modern history assignment that was overdue.

JRAY 2018-08-19 0 point


n 2018-07-25 0 point NES version

it didnt work.....

baltazar bazan eleuterio 2018-02-25 0 point Game Boy version

this is the best games

CloudGamer 2018-02-07 1 point DOS version

One of my all time favorites. To play with 2 players you need to edit BUBBOB.CFG. Change EA1K to EA2K (at least for the DOS version) . Have fun !

dfortae 2018-01-12 1 point DOS version

I review Bubble Bobble here: http://youtu.be/6HICkviRbVs

César 2017-02-05 0 point

I remember playing it with my very first PC ^_^ so sweet memories...

george 2016-12-09 0 point

how tp play with 2 players?contrpls?

koos 2016-11-21 0 point

we play this game on nightshift to keep awake.
the scores was very high and we compete wth each other

shish 2016-09-05 0 point DOS version

how do I play this game for 2 players ?

Charlie 2014-06-17 0 point DOS version

No matter what platform you have, you must have DOS emulator on it to execute file(s) you download from here.

mae 2014-06-09 -3 points DOS version

It downloaded nothing but files..I have the new HTC one...please help

kostas 2014-04-04 2 points DOS version


Charlie 2014-03-21 1 point DOS version

I have 5.25" 360KB Disks x2 of this game about 24 years ago. :-)

snar 2014-03-12 -1 point DOS version

That download did nothing. NOTHING.

I remember a time when getting an emulator & an old ROM off the net was easy.

Charlie 2014-03-02 2 points DOS version

I know how to play in 2-player mode.
In DOS prompt, just input "bubble.exe 2" to execute the game.

Ashley 2013-12-22 -2 points DOS version

How do you download this game?

alguien 2013-11-19 1 point DOS version

tnk very game!!

sego 2013-11-09 -2 points DOS version

I love bubble bobble

BubbleSmash 2012-04-26 2 points DOS version

Does anyone know how to play this as a 2-player option? I can run it as a 1-player but 2-player's way more awesome.

zain 2012-03-20 0 point DOS version

i love this game

Talha 2011-12-26 0 point DOS version


shani 2011-12-13 0 point DOS version

this game was good

BigCaseyDog 2010-10-10 0 point DOS version

I love this game! I have it on Wii using Virtual Console, and love it! I play it all the time! If you're never played before, do yourself a favor and try it out. A true arcade classic.

JetClarke 2009-08-07 0 point DOS version

One of the most popular Arcade games I've ever played! I still have the jingle stuck in my head :]

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Other Releases

Bubble Bobble was also released on the following systems:

Commodore 64

SEGA Master System

Game Gear


Amstrad CPC

Atari ST

Apple II

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