Bubble Bobble (Firebird)

Bubble Bobble (Firebird)

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Production and development information for all published versions of Bubble Bobble can be found here. The information is displayed in year and production order. Missing information will hopefully be rectified in future updates.

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The Amstrad CPC disk and tape versions of Bubble Bobble apparently share the same barcode.

Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Spectrum 48/128
Year: 1987
Media: firebird-tape-small
Code: Mike Follin
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £7.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011002
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 100
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Commodore 64/128
Year: 1987
Media: firebird-tape-small
Code: Ste Ruddy
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £8.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011019
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 101
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Commodore 64/128
Year: 1987
Media: fb-disk-small
Media size: 5.25 inch
Code: Ste Ruddy
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £12.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011026
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 102
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Amstrad 464/664/6128
Year: 1987
Media: firebird-tape-small
Code: Peter Gartside (Zero the Hero)
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £8.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011040
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 104
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Amstrad 464/664/6128
Year: 1987
Media: fb-disk-small
Media size: 3 inch
Code: Peter Gartside (Zero the Hero)
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £14.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011040
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 104
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Atari ST
Year: 1987
Media: fb-disk-small
Media size: 3.5 inch
Code: David J. Broadhurst
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: David Whitakker
RRP: £19.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011057
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 105
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Spectrum +3
Year: 1987
Media: fb-disk-small
Media size: 3 inch
Code: Mike Follin
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: Tim Follin
RRP: £
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011552
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 155
Title: Bubble Bobble
Format: Commodore Amiga
Year: 1987
Media: fb-disk-small
Media size: 3.5 inch
Code: David J. Broadhurst
Graphics: Andrew Threllfall
Music: David Whitakker
RRP: £19.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Firebird
Barcode: 5012439011576
Production Group: 1
Production Number: 157
 

2 thoughts on “Bubble Bobble (Firebird)

  1. SuperDrunk

    Probably my favourite game ever, such a pure score attack, so much to learn about its systems. As such, as much as I loved the Spectrum version as I could play it at home back then, it could never hold a candle to the arcade original, so I can only score it a 4 here. Regardless, have played this at least twice a year since ’87 on some format or another and in the past years (since Taito Legends on PS2, and the PS4 version) probably at least once a month, if not daily. A true classic. Still can’t get much past level 30 without cheating though. Incidentally, in my top 3 games ever one of the other top 3 is Arkanoid2, another Taito classic. I miss Taito, they knew how to make good games!

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  2. Grunaki

    One of the most inspiring games of my childhood! I got the Speccy version when it was new (and an excellent conversion it was, given the hardware limitations) and then I got the ST version later – which was almost arcade-perfect.

    This was one of the games that my friends and I would have marathon sessions on – if there were more than two of us, we’d trade off every time someone lost a credit.

    It was simple, but tricky. Easy, but sometimes frustrating. It certainly had us coming back for more for a long time.

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