CLASSIC BUBBLE BOBBLE
Classic Bubble Bobble (AKA Bubble Bobble Metro 3D and known as Taito Memorial: Bubble Bobble (タイトーメモリアル バブルボブル Taitō Memoriaru Baburu Boburu?) in Japan, is a game released for the Game Boy Color in 1999 in North America and Europe, and in 2000 in Japan. It is an entirely new Bubble Bobble adventure on the Game Boy Color, based on the story of the original Game Boy Bubble Bobble, Bubble Bobble Pocket. Bub is the only playable character as Bob is unwell and so it is down to Bub to save the day from Darkness Drunk.
Despite sharing a lot of similarities with both Bubble Bobble Pocket and Bubble Bobble Part 2 on the original Nintendo Game Boy, it does have a very different structure to both of those games and is a unique adventure in its own right.
Bob, Bub's brother, is unwell. It is never clarified what exactly is wrong with him, but the only thing we know is that he can be cured by a magical bottle known as "MOON WATER". This item is in the possession of the evil sorcerer known as Darkness Drunk, and so Bub, being the brave soul that he is, goes on a quest to retrieve it so that he can heal his poorly brother, depite the obvious dangers ahead.
There is no sign of Bub and Bob's parents in this story, unlike the original Game Boy Bubble Bobble Pocket version. Also, Bub and Bob are both under the bubble dragon curse in this version, as opposed to Bubble Bobble Pocket, in which only Bub was cursed.
The hero of this story. He must go on a quest to obtain the MOON WATER to help his brother Bob, who is unwell.
He is unwell. It not explained why, but he can only be cured by MOON WATER.
As well as the special bubbles you will find above, each of which are of an offensive nature, you will also encounter bubbles that have letters of the alphabet in them. These letter bubbles are E, X, T, E, N and D. Gather all six to be transported to earn a 1-UP and be transported forward.
Popping this will send a lightning bolt out in the opposite way to Bub is facing.
Popping these will cause flames to fall and burn the platform they land on killing monsters.
Popping these will cause a stream of water to flush downwards washing any monsters away.
These bubbles have monsters trapped in them. Pop to kill the monster inside. If left too long, the trapped monster will escape an enter their "angry" state, making them more deadly.
The following are special bubble types you will find floating around the many levels on your quest to obtain the MOON WATER. These bubbles, when popped, offer special poweups or abilities that can help you defeat the monsters you face.
Bub can breathe bubbles from his mouth to trap enemies.
An enemy trapped in a bubble can be popped with Bub's horns.
Bub breathes these and can trap enemies inside. He can also used them to bounce on and gain height and reach distant platforms.
There a lot of Bubble types in this game. Of course there is, and they come in three categories. Regular, Special and EXTEND. Listed below are all bubble types in the game and what they do.
Worth a value of 600 Points. First appear on Round 43 (Light).
Worth a value of 500 points. First appear on Round 35.
Worth a value of 400 points. First appear on Round 38.
Worth a value of 200 points. First appear on Round 26.
Worth a value of 100 points. First appear on Round 28 (Light).
Worth a value of 90 points. First appear on Round 18 (Dark).
Worth a value of 80 points. First appear on Round 19.
Worth a value of 60 points. First appear on Round 9.
Worth a value of 40 points. First appear on Round 1.
Worth a value of 50 points. First appear on Round 2 (alternate version).
Standard Food Items
There are many food items that can be discovered throughout Bub's adventure. Food Items can be collected by trapping monsters in bubbles then popping them to turn the monsters into that food. Each food item has different values and points for collecting.
Items & Pickups
There's a ton of pickups and items for Bub to collect on his adventure. Most of these items are food, but this is not the full extent. Bub can also find many powerups, keys, secret exits, treasure and so much more. We will begin looking at the standard food items.
He is a giant Monsta and guardian of the woods area. He bounces about the screen aimlessly but has a persistent pattern. He can be attacked as he floats to the ground. The best tactic is to stay on ground level in the middle of the screen and wait for him to descend then attack him with rapid bubble blasts.
He is a giant Maita and carries a star-rod for casting spells. He can summon boulders if Bub is in his line of sight. He will float about the screen aimlessly but has a persistent pattern. The best tactic is to wait until he is at a lower level then attack from behind to avoid being hit by his boudlers.
He is a giant Hidegonzu. He bounces about the screen aimlessly but has a persistent pattern. He will throw fire at Bub if he's in his line of sight. TACTICS COMING SOON.
Big Drunk Meron
He is a giant Willy Whistle that bounces about the screen aimlessly but has a persistent pattern. He will throw potion bottles in a circular pattern around him, outwards when he sees Bub. TACTICS COMING SOON.
He is the main villain of the game. He is an evil Willy Whistle and deadly sorcerer. He will stay at the top of the screen firing bolts of electricity and energy balls down at the player. The best tactic is to jump to the top using the platforms and time your attacks for when he stops in the center of the screen for a few seconds.
Will only appear if you take too long on a level. It can float through walls and is invincible.
This is a section for monsters that do not fall into any other category. These are unique monsters. Either they only appear once, cannot be killed or only appear in very certain circumstances.
These following monsters are bosses. They are guards of each area, and you'll have to face each of these at the end of each chapter (closing off the habitat they inhabit).
Walks side to side heading downwards while firing missiles below.
Walks back and forth and throws fire that travels in a straight, horizontal line at Bub if he's in their line of sight.
Walks back and forth throwing potion bottles that rebound off the walls like boomerange.
Bounces about the screen. Can bounce up platforms and can reach very high. Basically, a jack int he box without the box.
Floats around the screen in a swaying motion with sudden direction changes. They can float through walls occasionally.
Walks about jumping up and down the platforms. Will roll a rock towards Bub if he's in their line of sight.
Eating this will make you invincible for a short time.
Kills all monsters on a map.
Use this to skip current level to an alternate version of the next one.
There are many monsters that Bub will encounter on his quest to save his poorly brother and obtain the sacred MOON WATER from the evil Darkness Drunk. They come in two distinct types. Regular Monsters and Boss Monsters.
Worth a value of 900 points. First appear on Round 52.
Special & Key Items
Throughout the adventure, you will find certain items in levels that are not "point" based, but may instead, or also, give special powers and 'other' special items to Bub if successfully collected. These items will only appear for short periods of time and must be collected quickly. Equally, these items will also have to be earned in some cases, depending on actions taken within a round.
Worth a value of 700 points. First appear on Round 47 (Dark).
Floats about the screen aimlessly bouncing off the walls. They act like a rubber ball, reacting to gravity realisticly when they richochet off the levels walls.
Walks about the screen jumping over platforms. Has no long range attack, May jump up from a platform beneath and collide with the player killing them.
These sweets once collected will allow Bub to spit bubbles further.
Let's take a look at the Regular Monsters first as these will be the ones you encounter the most and can be found on every non-boss level.