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Two dinosaurs attempt to complete all 100 rounds by trapping monsters in bubbles and then bursting them. Collect various bonuses and power-ups.

Bobble Bobble was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Bobble Bobble was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Arkanoid, Battle Lane Vol. 5, Big Event Golf, and Bubble Bobble


Name Bobble Bobble
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7176
Class Bootleg
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Bubble|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

There are JAMMA and non-JAMMA versions of this bootleg.

Game Play

When you finish the game, the name of the original manufacturer (Taito) appears on the screen.

Bobble Bobble KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.17 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 0.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

The last boss (round 100) is a white square, and the descriptions are not present on the wall during the secret stages. These bugs are not presents on JAMMA bootlegs, only on the non-JAMMA bootleg. Unlike the original game, the left player can have only a total of two extends!! The game can be set to give 99 lives with DIP switch 2. Normal or Super mode can be chosen by toggling switch 1 of DIP switch 1.



COPY OF: Bubble Bobble

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Bobble Bobble Census

There are 14,952 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,357 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 32 known instances of this machine owned by Bobble Bobble collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Bobble Bobble circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Bobble Bobble.

This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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