Abandonware DOS title

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is widely regarded as one of the most beloved and charming platform arcade games of all time. The gameplay objective in Bubble Bobble is straightforward: players must clear each screen of various monsters and advance through numerous stages to ultimately reach the final level. Players control two adorable dinosaurs, Bub and Bob. These dinosaurs possess a unique ability: they can blow bubbles to trap their enemies. Once an enemy is encased in a bubble, Bub and Bob can pop the bubble, defeating the trapped enemy. The game features a series of increasingly challenging levels, each populated with different types of monsters.
DOS classic awardarcade classic
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Game modes:
single-player, co-op
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Main executable game file: bubblebo/bubble.exe.

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Additional info about Bubble Bobble

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard, joystick
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Game Gear, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum
Abandonware DOS views: 39166
Series: Bubble Bobble is part of the Bubble Bobble series.
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  • Fungo-chan 14/03/2024 12:09
    I take back some of what I said about the Adlib music. The arcade machine uses the OPL1 chip, which is backwards compatible with the OPL2, meaning that arcade perfect music should've been possible.

    While part of the music is pretty decent, some tracks were just lazily done, with me managing to make something closer to the arcade in about an hour using Adlib visual composer. And I have no background in anything music related.

    Could be worse, could be Karnov that didn't even support Adlib.
  • Fungo-chan 18/01/2022 03:52
    I really like the Adlib music in this port, there was clearly effort put into it. Not like the garbage that many games with GM or MT-32 support where Adlib music is merely an afterthought, or the garbage made by US Gold.
  • giulia 29/03/2020 17:16
    Hi, the game doesn't work with joystick, can you help me?
    And for playing in coop?How can i?
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