Bubble Bobble Bubble
Bobble is another arcade
conversion. It's cute and it's fun, even many years after it's initial
release it is still a blast playing a quick game. Bub and Bob blows
bubbles. This way they destroy monsters, first by trapping the monster
in a bubble and then bursting it's bubble, as it were. They have
to finish one hundred screens of bubble bursting before they
rescue their girlfriends. Naturally the game has a two player
option, Different monsters cross their path, some shoot boulders
at them while others just jump around. They can collect jewels and
water 'containers' that help them to kill monsters.
The Commodre version rocks, it has
nearly everything the arcade machine has. A level progress screen is
missing from both versions but the Commodore has an near
exact graphics match to the arcade machine. While the graphics
are the same, within the machines limits of coarse, it has an exact
match of the bouncy little tune that plays. For me it doubles the fun,
it rocks! The Spectrum in contrast is silent except for some weird
sounding sound FX.
The Spectrum version is not bad, but
the mono graphics show their limitations, at least there is no color
clash. The Commodore version in contrast, is one of the best games ever
produced for the machine. It shows that the Commodre chip-set really
was good enough to produce arcade quality games (before 1985).
Let's keep it
real, nobody in an arcade would have played a game, after 1980, that
didn't have proper color and sound.
Nice and playable game on both machines, the Commodore however wins
hands down, the Commodore version is good enough to have gone into the
arcade. as is