Summary: Bubble Bobble Neo! is both a fantastic remake of an old arcade classic and essentially three new games onto itself, if you get the DLC packs. For a total of $16, you can get a game that is just as great in 2009 as it was in 1986, and easily the best Bubble Bobble game in decades. Between this, Bust-A-Move , Arkanoid and Space Invaders: Extreme 2 which will come out in America soon, Taito’s been on a roll since Square-Enix bought them out.
Conclusion: Overall the game is work a demo download and definitely worth the download if you're a fan of the series. For those of you who only know Bub and Bob from Busta Move, go ahead and give it a try. At the very least you should have fun for a few levels, as the game can draw itself out over the 100 levels. Overall a 3 out of 5.
Excerpt: Another classic arcade game receives a 21st century makeover on XBox Live with Bub and Bob returning in Bubble Bobble Neo . Paying homage to the original game, it's hard to believe that this franchise is over 23-years old and best of all the quirky nature of the original still remains intake in this modern remake as colourful dragons shoot bubbles out of their mouths.
Excerpt: Back in the golden days of arcade gaming – you know, the ones that came between the dawn of time and 1990 – Bubble Bobble was something of a hit. Never quite reaching the echelons of the Pac-Mans and the Space Invaders’ of the era, cute dragon-type fellas Bub and Bob did their best to put a dent in the pockets of arcade-goers with some pretty addictive gameplay.
Excerpt: Taito’s 1986 classic is back but this time on XBLA arcade. The bubble burping dragons are once again on a 100 staged frenzy to trap their foes and pop them into oblivion. Question is, is this the best iteration out there? Let’s find out.
Summary: Bubble Bobble Neo! is a good port of a great game. The soul of the original lives on, and the additional modes provide enjoyable deviations from a rock solid core. Aesthetic preference and absent online mode aside, this is one that will sit proudly alongside modern titles as a testament to the quality and longevity of the Old Order. Bubbly fun for all.