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NES Bubble Bobble

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: bublbobl
  • Display name: Bubble Bobble
  • Goodtools name: Bubble Bobble
  • In group: Bubble Bobble
Bubble Bobble was first released in arcades in 1986 and later ported to home consoles, including the NES. Bub and Bob, two twin magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs fight through an evil, deep forest to rescue their kidnapped girlfriends.

As a single-screen platform game, 1 or 2 players can attack enemies by trapping them in bubbles, using magic powerups, and bumping into trapped enemies. There are 100 levels in the game, but the "good ending" doesn't appear unless 2 players play through the whole game together. Once this is achieved, the game also has a second quest that makes the game faster and more difficult, culminating in a true ending whereby Bub and Bob are finally reunited with their family.

There are multiple endings in the game, which depend on the player's performance and discovery of secrets.


[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) "best ending" in 24:37.7 by Tompa, adelikat, Bablo, Baxter, CtrlAltDestroy & Cardboard.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-02-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 39.44 MB, length: 26:40)
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Submission #2551 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #64 (27:18.38)
Rating: 6.9 (34 votes)
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- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform
In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.

This movie features one... no, wait, six players controlling two characters simultaneously while smashing the previous time by 2 minutes and 41 seconds. However, this publication chooses to use warps.


Authors adelikat, Tompa, and Cardboard recorded some live commentary as well. Bubble Bobble is definitely better with swearing.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Vault]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) in 27:18.38 by Tarzan.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-04-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 53.36 MB, length: 27:44)
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Obsoletes movie #622 (33:20.95)
Rating: 4.7 (34 votes)
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- Best ending
- 2 Players
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform

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In Bubble Bobble, two magical, bubble-blowing dinosaurs (Bub and Bob) fight through an evil, deep forest in order to rescue their kidnapped dinosaur friends.

This movie features one player controlling two characters simultaneously.

Despite the movie's being so long, it's nearly the fastest possible warpless time through Bubble Bobble. There are 113 levels, and each level ends with 10.75 seconds of unskippable time.


[Tier: Moons]NES Bubble Bobble (USA) in 33:20.95 by Tarzan.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-04-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 34.46 MB, length: 35:15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 40.97 MB, length: 35:15)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes warps
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004.

It was inserted to the database in a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

This is the first of tarzan's Bubble Bobble movies. This one uses only 1 player which is a great deal slower as demonstrated by his 2-player version.

Note: Famtasia emulates the sound incorrectly for this game, which is why the beeping is present in the encode.