Excerpt: For a long time I have been a fan of the Bubble Bobble series. I found Bubble Bobble Revolution for the Nintendo DS in a bargain bin, and decided to purchase it. Please read my review fully, and learn from my mistake. Bubble Bobble Revolution contains the original game, new power ups, hidden characters, and microphone usage. Four family members can enjoy Bubble Bobble Revolution, so it should be a winner right? Well wrong.
Excerpt: Bubble Bobble Revolution is two games in one. On the one hand you have a straight port of a two decades old arcade game that some remember fondly. On the other you have a “re-imagining” of the game that results in the same kind of mess you get when Hollywood decides it would be a good idea to re-imagine a classic movie. The overall result is half a game that will appeal to Bubble Bobble fans and a whole game that won’t appeal to anyone else.
Excerpt: I jumped at the chance to review Bubble Bobble Revolution for the Nintendo DS because the arcade game was fun (I remember it from “back in the day) and understood that it would be included in the DS game along with a new updated sequel of sorts. I wound up playing for a while on the Classic version of the game where players control a (… well, I’m not sure if it’s a lizard or a dinosaur or what) creature that spits bubbles out of its mouth in order to trap enemies.
Conclusion: Bubble Bobble Revolution is a good investing for those old school gamers who want to take their love of Bubble Bobble portable. You still get that same great fun and action that the game packed more than fifteen years ago, but was un able to make the adaptation to the modern times. Those gamers looking for a title they can plpay over and over, this is your title, but once you beat it, there isn’t much to look at unless you want to try to beat your score, or beat the game...
Excerpt: The only redeeming aspect of Bubble Bobble Revolution for the Nintendo DS is that it includes the classic Bubble Bobble arcade game from 1986. There are actually two games included on the cartridge, but the classic is the only one worth playing. The accompanying new age remake, despite all of its enhancements, isn't as fun as its predecessor. Worse, it's plagued by glitches, one of which makes it impossible to access more than two-thirds of the available levels.
Pros: Includes classic Bubble Bobble arcade game, multiplayer modes are nice if you can take advantage of them
Cons: Remake isn't as fun or cute as the original, graphics and audio in the remake are still weak by DS standards, glitches make remake seem sloppy, recurring bug in the remake makes it impossible to go beyond level 30