DOS - 1988
Also released on: Commodore 64 - SEGA Master System - Game Gear - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Apple II
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
Captures and Snapshots
Comments and reviews
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.
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 !
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
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
Charlie 2014-03-21 0 point DOS version
I have 5.25" 360KB Disks x2 of this game about 24 years ago. :-)
snar 2014-03-12 -2 points 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 1 point DOS version
I know how to play in 2-player mode.
In DOS prompt, just input "bubble.exe 2" to execute the game.
BubbleSmash 2012-04-26 1 point 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.
BigCaseyDog 2010-10-10 -1 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.
Write a comment
Share your gamer memories, give useful links or comment anything you'd like. This game is no longer abandonware, we won't put it back online.
Buy Bubble Bobble
Bubble Bobble is available a small price on the following websites, and is no longer abandonware. GoG.com provide the best releases and does not include DRM, please buy from them! You can read our online store guide.
Bubble Bobble was also released on the following systems: