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The object is to link up color bubbles in order to score points and remove them from the screen. In a one-player game there are 30 rounds to complete and in two-player mode the object is to clear your screen first.In addition to a NEO-GEO implementation, a Taito F3 implementation was made.

Puzzle Bobble was produced by Taito in 1994.

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 Puzzle Bobble was produced include: Recalhorn, Super D3bos, Quiz Sekai wa Show by shobai, Quiz Crayon Shinchan Orato Asobo, Quiz Crayon Shinchan, Bubble Symphony, Chase Bombers, Darius Gaiden, Elevator Action II, and Elevator Action Returns


Name Puzzle Bobble
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1994
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9169
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire Bubble
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Puzzle Bobble Instructions Image
PCB Puzzle Bobble PCB Image

Puzzle Bobble KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.65 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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

There is a special bonus of a million points on rounds 9 and 13. This is achieved by linking up a number of orange bubbles on round 9 and blue bubbles on round 13.




VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Puzzle Bobble Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 294 known instances of this machine owned by Puzzle Bobble collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 274 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 a Puzzle Bobble machine for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a Puzzle Bobble circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 77 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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Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 115.00 115.00
2017 4 189.13 173.63
All Years 5 177.00 161.90


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