App description: * Now a Universal App! Enjoy the game on the big iPad screen!
* The CLASSIC STYLE play screen has been enlarged for greater playability!
* Now with high resolution Retina display support!
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The beloved classic is back, with some startling new developments!

BUBBLE BOBBLE DOUBLE IS TWO GAMES IN ONE!
As well as a revolutionary new addition to the Bubble Bobble family, this app also includes the original fan favorite!
The NEW STYLE game offers a completely new way to play, while the CLASSIC STYLE game is the original adventure game you know and love!


[NEW STYLE]
* Defend adorable Bubble Dragon Bubblun from waves of approaching enemies!
* Intuitive and exhilarating multitouch controls! Simply touch an enemy to trap it in a bubble, then touch again to burst the bubble!
* Set of bubble chain reactions to score huge point bonuses and rare items!
* Face off against fearsome boss enemies that lurk at the end of each zone!
* Features branching zones, with your path through the game determined by your performance!


[CLASSIC STYLE]
* The game revival you've been waiting for!
* Featuring fast action, deep strategy, and 100 levels!
* Unlimited continues (just press B!) keep you in the game!


[NEW STYLE CHALLENGE MODE]
* Shoot for the high score!
* Battle against the clock and see how many enemies you can defeat before time runs out!
* The countdown clock can be set to either 2 minutes or 5 minutes!


[NEW STYLE ITEM LIBRARY]
* Fulfill special in-game conditions and rare items will appear!
* Simply touch an item to add it to your collection!
* Items may later be viewed in the library. Collect them all!

ImNoSuperMan's comments:




09-30-2010, 08:08 PM
#21
YES YES YES OMG YES I've been waiting forever. Hopefully only 2 more hours to go in the US
09-30-2010, 09:05 PM
#22
I've been waiting for this game for awhile. Loved the classic Bubble Bobble game...but 4.99 is a bit pricey for a rehash and I've a not a fan of the new redone version..might wait for 2.99 before I take the plunge.

09-30-2010, 10:11 PM
#23
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
Released in the US.

Passing on this one for sure. The new mode isn't interesting and the classic looks like a gameboy color port
09-30-2010, 10:20 PM
#24
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,208
I can't believe they didn't do classic mode in portrait, or did they?
09-30-2010, 10:32 PM
#25
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 3,774
Dear Taito, Listen to me when I say this!!! I want Jungle Hunt!!!! Jungle Hunt!!! Jungle Hunt!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's all I want!! I pumped a million quarters into it years ago, including the sit-down model, and ended up buying the cabinet version which I had in my first house for 14 years. Bought the xbox version a long time ago, as well! Would love nothing more than to have that in my pocket!! Tell me you're going to release that some time-PLEASE!!!!! PM me if you want! Thanks!
09-30-2010, 10:36 PM
#26
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (ex-pat from England)
Posts: 100
Initial impression

Bought it mainly for classic mode, being a big big fan of the original. Zoom only increases the size of the window a tiny bit and there's no portrait mode. Was hopeful of 2-player bluetooth after the 'push start' screen but no joy. On the plus side, it has the original music/sound effects

Edit: So far trying out the new mode, it looks alright using the original characters against a flashy backdrop, but been currently in zone B, it's just a case of tapping the monsters to encapsulate them in a bubble, then tap again to pop and make chains. So far kinda easy and definitely repetitive.

Last edited by squirpe; 09-30-2010 at 10:50 PM.
09-30-2010, 10:53 PM
#27
No 2-player is a shame...

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
the classic looks like a gameboy color port
It looks like an arcade perfect conversion, no 2-player apart. Bubble Bobble original hardware wasn't so powerful...
09-30-2010, 11:14 PM
#28
I don't mean to be rude but the new mode looks like it was designed by 8 year olds and the price is a complete joke.

Thanks but NO thanks
10-01-2010, 02:24 AM
#29
I will see for myself what it's worth since I bought it this morning.

Given the previous taito's remakes (rainbow islands on xla, ds, bubble bobble psp and ds) I keep my hope rather low.


EDIT :

The remake of the original bubble bobble is pretty decent.

Controls are responsive, graphics are faithfull to the arcade version.
On the other side of the coin, the game screen is really too small and the zoom option... humm... doesn't improve the situation since it's a 110% zoom (100% being the original size).

Since the release comes with openfeint, I can foresee an update in a not too distant future.

Last edited by Baalim; 10-01-2010 at 03:09 AM.
10-01-2010, 03:09 AM
#30
Omg

Great classic,hard to believe someone could ruin this.Looks like some demented old fart spent his lunch money and break putting it together.Ever heard of trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear,well it appears someone has made a sows ear out of a silk purse.
When I 1st saw it I thought it was an April fools joke but soon realised it was October.

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