Bubble Bobble Part 2

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Bubble Bobble Part 2
Cover art
Developer(s)Taito Corp. (GB)
ITL Co., Ltd. (NES)
Publisher(s)Taito America Corp.
Composer(s)Kenichi Kamio
Platform(s)Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy
Release1993 [1][2]
Mode(s)Up to 2 players, alternating (NES)
1 player (Game Boy)

Bubble Bobble Part 2 (バブルボブル2) is a game in the Bubble Bobble series. While it was never released in the arcade, two versions of the game were developed independently from each other (for the NES and Game Boy formats), with each game receiving a different story line as a result. The Game Boy version is known in Japan as Bubble Bobble Junior (バブルボブルジュニア).


According to the NES version's manual, this game stars Bub and Bob, the original duo.[3] On the game's back cover, they are also said to be Cubby and Rubby, Bub and Bob's descendants.[4]

As seen in the game intro, Bub, and a girl named Judy,[3] were sitting in a park. Suddenly, a floating skull character, who is one of the Skull Brothers,[3] captures Judy into a bubble, and sends her and Bub into the air. Two characters named Drunk (from the original Bubble Bobble) follow the skull and take Judy away. Bub turns (or is turned) into a bubble dragon and heads off to rescue his girlfriend.[5] There is also a two-player mode, implying that Bob has suffered the same events as Bub had. However, the manual states that Judy is a friend of both.[3]

In the Game Boy version, a character named Robby has to rescue people from a village, who, according to this version's intro, have been captured by a skull character.[6]


For both the NES and Game Boy versions, the gameplay remains largely unchanged from the other games in the series. However, the player can become able to float up to higher platforms and over walls by holding down the B button.[3] In the NES release, unlike the original Bubble Bobble and many other games in the series, the 2-player mode has players take turns across levels, rather than cooperatively play through them simultaneously.

In the NES version only, there are three bonus games which are located after the player defeats a boss, or through a certain door.[3]


  1. ^ IGN.com page
  2. ^ Gamespot page Archived November 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e f Bubble Bobble Part 2 (NES) instruction manual
  4. ^ Bubble Bobble Part 2 (NES) back cover; see Bubble Bobble Part 2 - NES - Retro Game Guide
  5. ^ Taito Corporation. Bubble Bobble Part 2. NES. Scene: Opening.
  6. ^ Taito Corporation. Bubble Bobble Part 2 (Bubble Bobble Junior). Game Boy. Scene: Opening. Our village friends have been captured by the evil king Great Skall!! Robby! Please rescue them!! Good luck!!

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