Excerpt: I can't say much about the graphics in Bubble Bobble: Double Shot that you probably didn't already guess from seeing dozens of iterations of this game before. Cute little cartoon dinosaurs blow bubbles while hopping around on bright, colorful backgrounds.
Conclusion: I was a fan of Bubble Bobble before and I still find myself putting the game on every so often. When I heard about Double Shot I thought I’d give it a chance since Revolution was so broken. Turns out Bubble Bobble just shouldn’t be released on the Nintendo DS.
Excerpt: "Now, it is beginning of a fantastic story!! Let's make a journey to the cave of monsters! Good luck!" Bubble Bobble's nostalgic appeal goes beyond that simple introduction, though there's no denying the charms of Taito's broken English.
Conclusion: Bubble Bobble is a classic example of what was once a decent arcade game that has been updated badly, the classic gameplay and multiplayer are welcome but the tacked on extras and lack of features means there is little else to warrant a purchase.
Conclusion: Although Double Shot won't necessarily disappoint fans of the series, and vintage games generally, it's an extraordinarily lazy sequel that trades on the moderate success of a 20-year-old arcade game