review: This game is great. a true classic. Innovative, creative, challenging, definitely in my The Best “SIDE SCROLLING GAMES” list. score: 90/100
Gameplay: Gameplay in Blaster Master depends on [2dshooter] the situation and location of the player. The game has 2 modes of [2dshooter] gameplay. The first mode is where the player controls [2dshooter] SOPHIA in a two–dimensional [2dshooter] platform mode; the second mode is where the [2dshooter] player controls Jason while outside SOPHIA in [2dshooter] either the same 2D platform mode or in a top-down [2dshooter] perspective. The player switches [2dshooter] between these modes by entering small doorways [2dshooter] located throughout the game. [2dshooter] Gameplay in the top-down perspective consists of a [2dshooter] series of labyrinths [2dshooter] in which players navigate and defeat enemies [2dshooter] along the way. Gameplay is non-linear, [2dshooter] meaning that players must return to [2dshooter] previous levels in order to advance to higher levels in the game.
Styles: Side Scrolling 2D Platform Shooter
Release: November 1988
Bubble Bobble brings with it a fabulous challenge. The puzzles in Bubble Bobble are all based on the same concept – trapping an enemy within a bubble and then bursting that bubble. It may sound simple, but the strategy behind breaking bubbles becomes more and more evident as the game progresses.
And the music! The music is definitely something you’ll remember forever as it gets imbedded in your brain in a good way! It’s a pretty catchy tune.
There’s power-ups too. Bubble gum, running shoes, and more enhance your characters, while items appear that do a myriad of things, from destroying all enemies on the screen to advancing the frolicking young Bub and Bob a level (or several!).
What really makes Bubble Bobble great, is that it truly is a game for all ages. The simple concept is easily within reach for younger players, and still offers a challenge to older ones.
Bub and Bob look too cute. The enemies look neat as well, specially the giant boss at levels 50 and 100!
If there’s one major thing that’s memorable about Bubble Bobble, it’s the music. Once you hear it, it’s with you forever!
Fun for all ages!
Have played it over a dozen times, and always go back for more!
Standard NES instruction booklet. The game is pretty self-explanatory, however. Once you start playing, you can get the hang of it in minutes.
It’s a pre-AIDS world of casual sex and New Wave girls doing coke where you look for love. Find the mate of your dreams – or someone who’s wild, co-dependent, or trying to make her gun-toting boyfriend jealous. Make important choices: are you in over your head? Should you wake Kitty after the drugs make her pass out in bed?
The writing’s top-notch, if you can get past the psychobabble (“you sense you’re making meaningful connections”). Unfortunately, the parser is awful, worse than Colossal Cave in making you guess words. You soon realize you’re basically stuck in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure version of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. For another approach to life simulation, see Alter Ego.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Alter Ego: Female Version