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Bubble Bobble Revolution review

AT A GLANCE
  • Classic Bubble Bobble still rocks
  • Multiplayer Classic
  • Original Bubble Bobble music
  • Can only play to level 30
  • Split screen is confusing
  • Multiplayer needs multiple Game Cards

Our old friends Bub and Bob, the most badass, bubble-blowing dinosaurs of all time (well really, the only bubble-blowing dinosaurs) are back to take on some all new, redesigned adventures in the latest Bubble Bobble remake, Bubble Bobble Revolution. In addition to the Bubble Bobble New Age version (nothing good can come out of anything called "new age"), you can also play Classic version, a faithful reproduction of the arcade original.



The remake game tries to utilize the dual screens by splitting the level across the two screens, which proves more of a nuisance than an innovation. Often, you will find Bub's head in one screen and his feet in another, or unseen enemies shooting at you relentlessly from offscreen. In classic Bubble Bobble, there was something satisfying about each level being contained on one screen, and being able to attack the entire level strategically before moving to the next screen. By making the levels larger, you’re forced to scroll throughout the level, which ends up being more frustrating than anything, and takes away from the gameplay overall.

More Info

Release date: Sep 29 2006 - DS (US)
Nov 05 2005 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Action
Published by: Taito
Developed by: Codemasters
ESRB Rating:
Everyone

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