History YMMV / BubbleBobble

16th Apr '17 12:36:19 PM nombretomado
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** ''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble Part 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.

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** ''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble Part 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.
28th Jan '17 4:38:38 AM superslinger2007
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* BreatherLevel: Level 74.

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* BreatherLevel: [[http://www.adamdawes.com/retrogaming/bbguide/guide.html?roundid=74 Level 74.74]], with its enemies in an enclosed space.



* NightmareFuel: The bad ending of the arcade original, achieved by finishing with only one player active rather than two, has some [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly creepy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoejHM-H0E music]].

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The bad ending of the arcade original, achieved by finishing with only one player active rather than two, has some [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly creepy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoejHM-H0E music]].
23rd Dec '16 1:56:54 PM Gosicrystal
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** The Level 99 in the NES/VC version is even worse. Players are suddenly required to [[spoiler:get a crystal ball]] so they can [[spoiler:go through a secret path and]] get a good ending. [[LostForever And items will disappear after a while.]]

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** The Level 99 in the NES/VC version is even worse. Players are suddenly required to [[spoiler:get a crystal ball]] so they can [[spoiler:go through a secret path and]] get a good ending. [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent And items will disappear after a while.]]
17th Oct '16 12:03:04 AM lalalei2001
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Even the ''Bubble Bobble'' games can be very confusing, [[{{Retcon}} self-changing]], or imperfect.



** ''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble '''Part''' 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.

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** ''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble '''Part''' Part 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.
17th Oct '16 12:02:33 AM lalalei2001
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people seem to believe the NES version that's now also on Virtual Console was the original. ''There was an arcade version, and it did NOT include [[NintendoHard a compulsory crystal ball]]!''
** Oddly, the Bubble Bobble Plus website has the NES version rather than the arcade's version of the Bubble Bobble logo and character sprites. Maybe because [[ExecutiveMeddling Nintendo has the licensing?]]

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people seem to believe the NES version that's now also on Virtual Console was the original. ''There was an The arcade version, and it did NOT include [[NintendoHard a compulsory crystal ball]]!''
** Oddly, the Bubble Bobble Plus website has the NES
version rather than the arcade's version of the Bubble Bobble logo and character sprites. Maybe because [[ExecutiveMeddling Nintendo was first, but its source code has the licensing?]]been lost.



* NightmareFuel: The bad ending of the arcade original, achieved by finishing with only one player active rather than two, has some [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly creepy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoejHM-H0E music]].
** If you dawdle around too long, you'll get a nasty surprise in the from of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16247_the-10-most-terrifying-video-game-enemies-all-time_p2.html Baron von Blubba]], a pale, red-eyed, invincible version of the standard Blubba enemy who will relentlessly chase Bub and Bob until either he kills them or the player finishes the stage. And there can be up to two of them.
* PortingDisaster: Let's just say that most of the non-arcade versions were not well received. The port-bashing section of the first game's Wikipedia article vastly outsized anything else for a while.
** Incineration deaths in the arcade are only otherwise seen in ports on any of the Game Boys and the DS, and although the original GB version kept the style of the arcade sprites during incineration, over half its frames are cut out resulting in a quicker and choppy animation. The GBC version "Classic Bubble Bobble", which generally took the character sprites from '''''Part''' 2/Junior'', uses a wholly different and jarring incineration animation.

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* NightmareFuel: The bad ending of the arcade original, achieved by finishing with only one player active rather than two, has some [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly creepy]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoejHM-H0E music]].
** If you dawdle around too long, you'll get a nasty surprise in the from of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16247_the-10-most-terrifying-video-game-enemies-all-time_p2.html Baron von Blubba]], a pale, red-eyed, invincible version of the standard Blubba Monsta enemy who will relentlessly chase Bub and Bob until either he kills them or the player finishes the stage. And there can be up to two of them.
* PortingDisaster: Let's just say that most Most of the non-arcade versions were not well received. The port-bashing section of the first game's Wikipedia article vastly outsized anything else for a while.
** Incineration deaths in the arcade are only otherwise seen in ports on any of the Game Boys and the DS, and although the original GB version kept the style of the arcade sprites during incineration, over half its frames are cut out resulting in a quicker and choppy animation. The GBC version "Classic Bubble Bobble", which generally took the character sprites from '''''Part''' ''Part 2/Junior'', uses a wholly different and jarring incineration animation.



** And all this comes from the fact that [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup the source code was lost]]. [[http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=bubble-bobble&page=detail&id=343 According to this.]]
** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where if the PC is faster than 486DX-33MHz, the game starts to slow down, and the faster the CPU is, the ''slower'' the game runs. The bug starts rearing it's ugly head if you have a 486DX2-66 or faster. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.

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** And all this comes from the fact that [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup the source code was lost]]. [[http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=bubble-bobble&page=detail&id=343 According to this.]]
** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where if the PC is faster than 486DX-33MHz, the game starts to slow down, and the faster the CPU is, the ''slower'' the game runs. The bug starts rearing it's its ugly head if you have a 486DX2-66 or faster. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.



** For the Wii and Xbox 360, they've been replaced (or chronologically preceded?) with two other females named Pab and Peb (according to the Title Operations Guide on the Wii Shop Channel), supposedly Bub and Bob's girlfriends (This causes a SeriesContinuityError, as if the series had any plot sense beforehand; the girlfriends in the first game were ''stated as'' Betty and Patty.)

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** For the Wii and Xbox 360, they've been replaced (or chronologically preceded?) with two other females named Pab and Peb (according to the Title Operations Guide on the Wii Shop Channel), Peb, supposedly Bub and Bob's girlfriends (This causes a SeriesContinuityError, as if the series had any plot sense beforehand; the girlfriends in the first game were ''stated as'' Betty and Patty.)girlfriends.



* ShockingSwerve: True ending of the arcade version, which was ported to the NES and thus the Virtual Console. Then the GBA and DS. And other faithful arcade ports.

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* ShockingSwerve: True The true ending of the arcade version, which was ported to the NES and thus the Virtual Console. Then the GBA and DS. And other faithful arcade ports.



* ThatOneLevel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqPESLvRTk Level 57]] of the NES version of the first game (starts at 1:19). ''And how.''
** [[http://www.adamdawes.com/retrogaming/bbguide/guide.html?roundid=99 Level 99]] is also guaranteed to cause some headaches!

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* ThatOneLevel: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqPESLvRTk Level 57]] of the NES version of the first game (starts at 1:19). ''And how.''
** [[http://www.[[https://www.adamdawes.com/retrogaming/bbguide/guide.html?roundid=99 Level 99]] is also guaranteed to cause some headaches!



* {{Woolseyism}}: ''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble '''Part''' 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: {{Woolseyism}}:
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''Bubble Bobble''[='=]s NES manual and ''Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move''[='=]s SNES port rely on such names as Bubble Buster for the iconic wind-up toy Zen-chan, Stoner for Mighta, Super Socket for the [[SpaceInvaders Invader]], Willy Whistle for Drunk, etc. Puzzle Bobble gave the secret room InvincibleMinorMinion Rascal the name Rubblen. But then ''Bubble Bobble '''Part''' 2''[='=]s NES manual gives them wholly different names.



** Although Bub and Bob's short 3-letter names have been products of Woolseyism, they work better.

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** Although Bub and Bob's short 3-letter names have been products of Woolseyism, they work better.better.
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16th Oct '16 11:38:23 PM superslinger2007
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* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: Baron von Blubba]] in some form or other is always the final boss, but ''Rainbow Islands'' and ''Bubble Memories'' pull this off the most egregiously. A [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant armored Bubble Dragon]] with wings, turns all the [[AssimilationPlot humans into Bubble Dragons]] to propagate his own kind. A [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/1/12/Super_Dark_Great_Dragon_itself-0.png/revision/latest?cb=20151011121633 cute and interesting]] character in its own right, until it starts pulling [[SurpriseCreepy disturbing faces]]. And then, as if on-cue, [[spoiler: you're fighting the Baron, again]].
22nd Aug '16 8:19:39 AM RAMChYLD
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** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where if the PC is faster than 486DX 33MHz, the game starts to slow down, and the faster the CPU is, the ''slower'' the game runs. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.

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** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where if the PC is faster than 486DX 33MHz, 486DX-33MHz, the game starts to slow down, and the faster the CPU is, the ''slower'' the game runs.runs. The bug starts rearing it's ugly head if you have a 486DX2-66 or faster. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.
22nd Aug '16 8:17:22 AM RAMChYLD
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** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where the faster the PC is, ''the slower'' the game runs. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.

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** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where if the PC is faster than 486DX 33MHz, the game starts to slow down, and the faster the PC CPU is, ''the slower'' the ''slower'' the game runs. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.
22nd Aug '16 8:12:16 AM RAMChYLD
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** The PC port by [=NovaLogic=] is notable for having a serious bug where the faster the PC is, ''the slower'' the game runs. This actually required a fan-made patch to fix.
29th Feb '16 11:39:10 AM dieseldragons
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* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: Baron von Blubba]] in some form or other is always the final boss, but ''Rainbow Islands'' and ''Bubble Memories'' pull this off the most egregiously. A [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant armored Bubble Dragon]] with wings, turns all the [[AssimilationPlot humans into Bubble Dragons]] to propagate his own kind. A [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/1/12/Super_Dark_Great_Dragon_itself-0.png/revision/latest?cb=20151011121633 cute and interesting]] character in its own right, until it starts pulling [[SurpriseCreepy disturbing faces]]. And then, as if on-cue, [[spoiler: you're fighting the Baron, again]].
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