Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is on the way to Nintendo Switch from ININ Games, and will continue TAITO’s classic franchise with this all-new installment. However, it won’t be coming alone. It will also include the original 1986 Bubble Bobble coin-op game, in near arcade-perfect quality. Yes, that’s right, all 100 stages of Bubble Bobble, you’ll have the new 100 stages coming with Bubble Bobble 4 Friends. It’s launching digitally and physically for the Nintendo Switch, in Europe and Australasia on November 19th, 2019. The American and South American version releases in Q1 2020.
Bubble Bobble is an iconic cult game and is considered the most popular and innovative platformer of the ’80s. The twins Bub and Bob set out to free their girlfriends from the hands of the nasty baron, who also enchanted them into bubble dragons. As such, the brothers hop through the differently arranged platforms of the 100 colourful levels and shoot bubbles at numerous enemies. In the ’80s and ’90s, players jumped solo or in two-player co-op mode through the levels. Bubble Bobble’s success has seen it ported to more than 20 different platforms in recent decades, including the C64, Sega Mega Drive and NES Classic Mini.