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Cart #bubblebobble-1 | 2020-05-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

90 levels of 1 or 2 player 80s-style arcade fun.

Windows executable: https://pahammond.itch.io/bubble-bobble


To prevent [Up] from jumping when using controllers, press either [A] on the controller or the PICO-8 [O] button (Z on the keyboard) to start.

Player 1

[←] and [→] to move
[↑] jump
[X] fire

Player 2

[S] and [F] to move
[E] jump
[A] fire

Thanks To

  • Finn and Lucas for testing
  • Many low-res graphics thanks to dwedit.org & @justin_cyr
  • PICO-8 for creating an awesome "fantasy console"
  • https://lostcave.wordpress.com/ for providing inspiration and a few level layouts

Minified using the GEM Minifier:

Unminified code can be downloaded from:

P#75830 2020-05-05 07:31 ( Edited 2020-05-07 20:19)


dude, this is awesome! I spent 15 minutes playing this. Favorited!

P#75866 2020-05-05 18:05

Truly excellent!

P#75868 2020-05-05 18:13
:: Felice

Awesome! Feels really, really authentic!

One thing: Aren't the spikes on their backs supposed to pop bubbles that come from behind? In this version they push the dragons.

But geez, other than that, amazing job! I played for a few dozen levels and everything felt pretty much perfect!

P#75892 2020-05-05 21:43

Never realised that about the spikes. We'll call the pushing a "feature" :)

Thanks for the feedback its great that people are actually playing it.

P#75896 2020-05-05 22:12 ( Edited 2020-05-05 22:12)
:: kanda

Superbe :)

P#75957 2020-05-06 12:42

excellent conversion!

the code give me headache! lol

P#76090 2020-05-07 19:37

Oops. Have just updated to include a link to the unminfied code at:

P#76093 2020-05-07 20:19

Such a great tribute to the original game! It's awesome :)
I played for something like an hour and reached level 39 (over several attempts), and I definitely intend to play more.

The game feels robust and bug free.
On rare occasions though, I've encountered a strange level skip to a blank level for a few seconds (I guess, since it's blank, it has an automatic win condition which triggers a new skip to the next level). I'm not sure what causes it, but it might be related to taking an umbrella, since it seemed to happen somewhat randomly after the normal +3 umbrella level skips.
In case that helps, I've played on the un-minified version from itch, on the pico-8 (thanks for sharing the code, by the way!).

P#78848 2020-07-03 16:14

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