Bubble Bobble


Promotional US flyer for the original arcade iteration of Bubble Bobble

Developer(s) Taito
Publisher(s) Taito and Romstar
Designer(s) Fukio Mitsuji
Platform(s) Arcade
Release? date(s) 1986
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) One player or 2 players simultaneously
Cabinet Upright
Display Raster, standard resolution 256×224 (horizontal), 256 colors

Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986 and later ported to numerous home computers and game consoles. The game, starring the twin Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob, is an action-platform game in which players travel through one hundred different stages, blowing and bursting bubbles, dodging enemies and collecting a variety of items. The game became very popular and led to a long series of sequels and spin-offs. The main goal of the game is to rescue Bub and Bob's girlfriends from Robots, among other enemies. It is also notable for being an early example of a game with multiple endings, which depended on the player's skill and discovering secrets.