Back in the day, platform games dominated the video game
market, much like 3rd and 1st person games are dominating the
market right now. During this age, there lived two little dinos
called Bub and Bob. Actually they weren't dinosaurs in the
beginning, they were turned into bubble dinosaurs. What do these
magical bubble dragons do? They shoot bubbles and they look
like dinosaurs. The cryptic messages in these 80's games are
overwhelming for my own mind to comprehend. Anyway they
were turned into dinos to save their girlfriends. Now in Bubble
Bobble Heroes 2, the cast of characters has risen from 2 to 4. It
seems like 2 lady dinos have joined Bub and Bob to save their
Bubble Bobble is a great game, and I actually put it up there
with old classic games such as Tron and Galaga. A little tech
history on the game is that it was pretty much ported to every
single system. This classic game now comes back with a new
look. It still has its addicting gameplay and same platform 2d
roots. I pretty much grew up on bubble bobble on my Nintendo
trying to beat the game, which had so many god-forsaken levels.
Bubble Bobble Heroes 2 is pretty much like Bubble Bobble.
For people that never played a game back in the day, here's a
short summary of it. You're a dinosaur that shoots little bubble like
things to capture enemies. The Enemies get enclosed in the
bubble and you have to jump on top of them to kill them. When
you kill them, they spread their point-giving fruit all over the place
in a surplus of wonderful fruit flavor. So now that you know the
basics of the game, so let me get on to the little perks that the
programmers at Lonaisoft gave you all to play with. Throughout
the game you can get special bubbles that cause many different
effects to happen. One has a tornado, which knocks down all the
enemies in diagonal line. There's a lighting bolt that kills any
enemy unfortunate to get in your way. When you fight an
abnormally big boss you usually get a special bottle that lets you
shoot out fire bubbles or such things like that.
The sound in this game is pretty much just a bunch of bloops
and bubble noises with a pop that signals a bubble breaking.
Then, of course, there's the usual death noise that tells you death
is coming because you just were too slow.
The multiplayer aspect in this game is a one screen, two-player
local computer setup. Sometimes it's good to have a game like
that for when a friend comes over to play a two-player game and
you don't feel like getting out your playstation, you can always
play bubble bobble. Too bad it doesn't have TCP/IP or anything
allows for multiple computers. The multiplayer has its upside, but
too bad in the long run it has a much bigger downside.
Now here comes the part where I go into detail where the up
and downs are in this game. The major upside is that it's a classic
with great graphics and very addicting in the beginning. Then
comes the downside, right after the good part. After awhile, the
game just gets boring, repetitive and, on top of that, easy. A game
that is this easy is an absolutely horrible killer by itself. It only
lasts on your computer for about 1 hour until you beat i,t then all
you’re left with is a bad taste in your mouth.
Bottom line, this game is great for people that love the old classic.
Otherwise it's a pretty pointless game. For anyone that has
enough skills to play games such as Doom or Wolf 3d, you
shouldn't have any problems beating this game in less than a