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.
[←] and [→] to move
[S] and [F] to move
- 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:
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!
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!).
That's an excellent play through. Thanks so much.
FYI: No bonus rooms (and a few other things that I couldn't fit in such as the end of level musical notes/ rainbow collections).
Also, there are umbrellas and a couple of other power-ups (flood the screen etc).
Glowing recommendation. Thanks.
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