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Sample gameplay screenshot (NES)
American Video Entertainment
|Platform(s)||NES, Sega Mega Drive|
Magic Bubble (Chinese: 魔術泡泡; pinyin: Móshù Pào Pào), is a 1991 adult-oriented puzzle video game developed and published in Asia by C&E for NES, which is unlicensed from Nintendo. It's one of three pornographic themed titles released by Panesian, along with Hot Slots and Peek-A-Boo Poker.
The game is very difficult to find and is sought after by collectors, often topping prices of $1000 on auction sites such as eBay. It also exist a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis port dating back to 1993, but more suitable for all ages in its structuring.
Magic Bubble gameplay is reminiscent that of Tetris and Puzzle Bobble (although the latter was born in 1994), where the goal is to steer clusters of rising bubbles and place them so that they connect to others with similar color along the top screen part. If the sufficient number of similar bubbles are touching, they will be cleared and all free neighboring bubbles will rise further, allowing for combos. The game is over if the accumulated bubbles on screen reach the playing bottom area. Finally, when a level is completed the player will be rewarded with erotica.
The U.S. licensed version from American Video Entertainment, was released in 1991 under the title Mermaids of Atlantis, with all pornographic elements removed or obscured. In the same year, a localized version leaving intact those contents was released by Hacker International in Japan as Soap Panic, and still in the U.S. by Panesian as Bubble Bath Babes.