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Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action
Publisher: ININ Games
Developer: Taito Corporation
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2020

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'Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back!' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2020 @ 3:17 p.m. PST

Sequel to the cult '80s game series, in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! the epic bubble fight starts again and includes a brand-new, local four-player mode.

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.

One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life - including the child's most favorite toy, the little dragon called Bub.

Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Baron von Blubba challenges the friendly dragon to battle.


PS4 owners can look forward to the digital  debut release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! which is bigger, better, with more features for PS4 and Nintendo fans to revel in. 

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! will be available digitally and in physical editions in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 17th November 2020.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends on Nintendo Switch received praise and acclaim from the critics and fans although many requested more content.

TAITO and ININ Games listened, hence its return and PS4 debut along with a favourite character to spice up this platform feast. Conveying even more exciting challenges and more ‘Bubble Bursting’ addictive mayhem, it looks and plays like a dream. Beware though the infamous Baron marks his appearance within 100 unique new stages: twice as many stages as before to offer unprecedented confrontations!!!

Nintendo Switch will not miss out either for, if you purchased the original title, the extra content can be downloadable free on release and new purchasers of course will get this bumper game in full!

In Game Elements

  • 4 Player Co-Op mode
  • Total of 200 Levels
  • Original Arcade version included
  • Online Ranking feature 
  • Return of a fan-favorite villain: Baron von Blubba

The cutesy adorable Bub and Bob are ready to float to the challenge presented. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back is a single-screen platform action game released as a complete new addition to the legendary Bubble Bobble series, in which you control the bubble dragons Bub and Bob, clearing stages by blowing bubbles to trap enemies, then bursting them to defeat them. Players can acquire special skills by completing an area, and level them up by collecting letter bubbles that form the word “EXTEND”. You can play together in multiplayer with up to four players. Also included is the original arcade version of Bubble Bobble.

In the '80s and '90s, the players jumped through the levels either solo or in the two-player mode. In Bubble Bobble 4 Friends includes a 4-player co-op mode for even more fun with friends. Players can also acquire special skills by collecting letter bubbles that form the word "extend" to add strategic depth and increase replayability. Players will have plenty to discover and craft as they journey through the all-new worlds of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends includes the coin-op version of 1986's Bubble Bobble in arcade-perfect quality – this means besides the 100 stages in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, there will be 100 more in the original Bubble Bobble to enjoy with original music, sound and visuals.

Currently available for Nintendo Switch, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is coming to PS4 on November 17, 2020.

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