Still haven't beaten Bubble Bobble after about 25 years (or so...)

By Moniz

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07-03-2018, 16:18

Hi all,

For a very long time everytime Jan van Valburg and I meet we play Bubble Bubble... But still me didn't manage to get the right ending..
We searched the Internet and this forum but we don't know what we are doing wrong.
Who knows exaptly what to do so we can finally finish this game how it should be?

Thanks!

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By tfh

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07-03-2018, 16:24

Bubble Bobble features three endings: the bad ending, the good ending and the true ending. They are unlocked depending on how you play the game.

Bad Ending
If the game is beaten in single player, Betty is rescued from a bubble, but not Patty. The game tells you to "Never forget your friend!" and sends you back to the start of the game.

Good Ending
If the game is beaten in multiplayer, Betty and Patty are rescued, but the game informs you you have not reached the true ending. It displays a code to input at the title screen that unlocks Super Mode, which you must beat to reach the true ending.

True Ending
If the game is beaten in Super Mode, Betty and Patty are freed. A large Bubble Dragon drops down and transforms into Bub and Bob's parents. The game then plays a message:
CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU COULD HELP YOUR FATHER &

MOTHER! THEY WERE CONTROLLED

BY SOMEONE. WHO IS HE? NO ONE

KNOWS OF IT! THE TRUTH IS IN

THE DARKNESS FOREVER...

By Moniz

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07-03-2018, 16:29

We did beat the game in super bubble Bobble mode... still bad ending. Is there something extra that needs to be done or an item we should get during the game?

By Hydragon

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07-03-2018, 18:40

Moniz wrote:

We did beat the game in super bubble Bobble mode... still bad ending. Is there something extra that needs to be done or an item we should get during the game?

No there´s no need for an extra item, I finished the game as well and a full replay with actual ending is online on my youtube channel.

At player select screen you use the following code to enable Super bubble bobble mode:
Up, Left, Down, Left, Down, Up, Up, Left

Make sure, you end the game as well with 2 players!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rx3D46qDRY

By JohnHassink

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07-03-2018, 22:16

By Colemu

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13-03-2018, 13:53

I seem to remember someone doing an enhancement patch for this game..

What does it do, and is it still available??

And no, I haven't beaten it either Tongue

By gdx

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13-03-2018, 14:29

I submitted the patch to download but it is not accepted yet.
https://www.msx.org/downloads/bobble-bubble-improvement-patc...

By gdx

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15-03-2018, 14:32

Can someone test on a Panasonic MSX2+ with 5.14Mhz mode?

By Manuel

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15-03-2018, 23:39

It works on openMSX with such machine in that turbo mode?

By gdx

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16-03-2018, 00:47

Yes but I would like to know if the sound is the same on a real MSX2+.

By mars2000you

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18-05-2018, 18:59

And finally a complete map of this great game is available (including ALL 'passwords' and ALL secret doors!):

http://eggerland.msxblue.com/bubblebobble-taito-map.png

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