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NES High Score Club Week #15 - Bubble Bobble

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Enough space-ships already! Why blast aliens when you can trap them in bubbles? That's right, it's time for Bubble Bobble!

 

Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!

 

Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point!

 

And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.

 

Aaaand: only scores for games played from the beginning will count - no continues!

 

This week's competition ends next Tuesday (Dec 19) morning at approximately 9:00 am PST.

 

This week's standings:

 

436,270 8th lutz (+10 pts)

384,150 vdub_bobby (+8 pts)

278,500 Cybergoth (+6 pts + 1 pt for best tip)

169,160 LarcenTyler (+4 pts)

 

 

Twin Galaxies High Scores

 

6,496,910 Tom Votava

1,745,810 Brian P Sulpher

1,530,350 Rose Luchs

1,336,020 Mr. Kelly R Flewin

1,080,900 Larry Ericson

514,920 Kyle Marier

 

 

Overall standings:

 

1. rjchamp3 (80 pts)

2. figgler (54 pts)

3. vdub_bobby (48 pts)

4. mojofltr (40 pts)

5. 8th lutz (37 pts)

6. LarcenTyler (35 pts)

6. galaxy warrior (35 pts)

8. nester (29 pts)

9. gdement (28 pts)

10. MetalSlime23 (27 pts)

11. Cybergoth (24 pts)

12. bust3dstr8 (21 pts)

13. Malc74 (13 pts)

14. keilbaca (4 pts)

15. MCHufnagel (2 pts)

15. remowilliams (2 pts)

15. Kami68k (2 pts)

18. BrianC (1 pts)

18. HeckYesIDid (1 pts)

 

 

Game Info

 

Released in the arcade by Taito in 1986, ported by Taito to the NES in 1988. Has numerous sequels/spinoffs.

 

 

Tips

 

Me:

Pop more than one enemy at once for bonus points.

 

Cybergoth:

Eat sweets for faster and wider bubbles!
Edited by vdub_bobby

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The best known spinoff is the infamous Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move series, but the original is still the best. Although that freakin' soundtrack drives me crazy!

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The best known spinoff is the infamous Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move series, but the original is still the best.

 

I don't like the original at all, I always thought Bubble Bobble was the much better sequel.

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This is a fun game, though it gets repetitive after a while, and some levels are just crazy hard. Last summer my brother and I played it through for about 3 hours and beat it (though we had to look up in a FAQ how to finally beat it). Took a lot of continues.

 

I *love* two-player-simultaneous games, and this one is a fun one. :)

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Tip: Pop more than one enemy at once for bonus points.

Eat sweets for faster and wider bubbles! :D

 

Second game: 198.420

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The horror! The horror! :-o :-o :-o

The horror is that it isn't worth that many points. You'd think a giant diamond would be worth some real points, maybe 10,000 or more, but no, a measly 1000.

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The horror is that it isn't worth that many points. You'd think a giant diamond would be worth some real points, maybe 10,000 or more, but no, a measly 1000.

 

Phew... :)

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I was playing the other night and got the giant diamond and maybe it is worth 10,000 points - I wasn't looking closely, but I thought I saw an extra zero in there. :ponder:

 

Anyway: 384,150

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And we're done! That was fun - I haven't played much solo Bubble Bobble before; it was more fun than I thought it would be. ;)

 

I'll clean up the rankings and scores tomorrow.

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Bubble Bobble is the game that started the gamer passion in me. I picked it up out of a Bargain bin special not knowing what it was. My daughter was around five at the time. That started the whole video game craze at my house as we played for hours on end in two player mode. The game at that time was for a commodore 64. We later got an NES and this was one of the first games we purchased for the system. I will have to say that this, for me, is one of the best versions of the games.

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Do you think it's even better than the C64 version?

You know, it has been so long since I played the C64 version that I probably could not give you a good answer to that. I just know that after playing the NES version I had to say to myself that this is the one. It is better than the one for the GBA. I think what really hooked us on the C64 was the unpredictable variety of things that fell down from the top when some things just fell into place. It led to some memorable moments. I think that the NES one felt like the C64 version in those ways. There are some versions of the game out there that seem to change in that part of the gameplay.

Your question made me sit and think about an answer. That is why it has taken me this long just to respond. There are some strong nostalgic feelings when it comes to thinking about the C64 version just because of the great times my daughter and I had with that game.

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