Bubble Bobble, Amiga

Bubble Bobble on the Amiga was developed by Software Creations and published by Firebird in 1989. It’s an authentic port of the arcade original and is a very playable conversion.

Graphically, it’s very close to the original, with colourful backgrounds and sprites and smooth scrolling during transitions. The sound too is also authentic, with the famous Bubble Bobble tune playing in the background and all the sound effects we know and love. The music and sound effects were created by David Whittaker.

Gameplay-wise I only have a couple of small issues with it. Firstly: I found it too easy to jump twice by accident – usually to my death – although I’m not sure if that was an issue with the emulator controls or not. Also: the collision detection was a little suspect in places. I felt that, on occasion, the hit boxes around enemies were too square and I was killed when I don’t think I should’ve been. But other than that Bubble Bobble on the Amiga looks, sounds and plays fine.

See also: 10 Best Bubble Bobble Conversions

More: Bubble Bobble on Wikipedia


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