Bubble Bobble (バブルボブル)

Released in 1986

Developer: Taito
Manufacturer: Taito
Distributor: Taito

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Bubble Bobble marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

As Bub and Bob, you try to capture enemies in bubbles and pop them to complete all 100 levels and rescue your girlfriends.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
256 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 6 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 6 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
M68705 cpu @ 2 Mhz
YM-2203 audio @ 3 Mhz
YM-3526 audio @ 3 Mhz

Mame ROMs

bublbobl, Bubble Bobble
boblbobl, Bobble Bobble
bublbobr, Bubble Bobble (US)
sboblbob, Super Bobble Bobble

Game Details

Lots of power-ups and hidden features.

The first game of the Bubble Bobble series. Bub and Bob are changed into bubble dragons and must save their girlfriends from Hyper Drunk.

This game, along with Ms. Pac Man, Bust-a-Move, and Galaga, is one of the steadiest money makers in arcades. Some games are hot for a while and die, but Bubble Bobble seems like it will live for many more years.



Bubble Bobble control panel
control panel


Bubble Bobble cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Bubble Bobble title screen
title screen
Bubble Bobble gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Bubble Bobble promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Some Bubble Bobble action.Bubble Bobble title screen

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

**** by kk. Comment: "Great pattern-platformer." 2000-08-02 00:05:50Z

***** by sensation. Comment: "best game ever ! -MIKE-" 2003-02-22 20:41:15Z

***** by T_Bone. Comment: "Lovin' it. Probably the greatest game ever...." 2003-04-15 17:15:26Z

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