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Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action
Publisher: Taito
Developer: Taito Corporation
Release Date: Sept. 30, 2021

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'Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron's Workshop' Gets PC Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2021 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT

Sequel to the cult '80s game series, in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron's Workshop 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.

Check out a special video message for Bubble Bobble fans from Game Director Tsuyoshi Tozaki, Level Designer Hidetaka Iyomasa and Bub (yeah for realsies, Bub himself!).

The upcoming Steam release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop will feature all the original and downloadable content from the PS4 and Nintendo Switch releases, plus a new PC-exclusive Baron’s Workshop mode where players can create new stages using dozens of block types, enemies and gimmicks unlocked as they play through the game.

Players can share their own stages and download endless original creations from around the world on Steam Workshop.

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.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop features:

  • The Baron’s Workshop – Exclusive to the Steam version, create, share and download new Bubble Bobble stages with players around the world. Unlock various blocks, enemies and gimmicks as you play through the main campaign.
  • 1-4 player couch co-op.
  • 4 Friends – With 100 stages to take on!
  • Arcade of the Future – Play 100 more super-difficult stages with no continues for pro Bubble Bobble players.
  • Original Arcade Mode – A faithful port of the classic Bubble Bobble for 1-2 players, with scanlines and screen ratio options for a truly authentic arcade experience.
  • Global online leaderboards – Challenge your friends’ best scores across every game mode.

Currently available for Nintendo Switch and PS4, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is coming to PC (Steam) in Summer 2021 for $39.99 / £30.99 / €39.99.

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