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Changes from the arcade[edit]

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The NES (and Famicom Disk System) conversion of the Bubble Bobble game is very close to the arcade original. Some sacrifices have been made to the quality of the graphics, as the arcade hardware was capable of displaying many more colors at one time than the NES. While many of the levels are identical, there are a number of levels which contain different arrangements and layouts of platforms. Additionally, this conversion of the game contains 112 levels as opposed to 100 (not counting the Super version of the game.) Scoring, items earned, and number of EXTEND bubbles for defeated monsters has changed as well.

Defeated Monsters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Popping value 1000 2000 4000 8000 16,000 32,000 64,000
Nth enemy item Bubble Bobble NES orange.png Bubble Bobble NES pepper.png Bubble Bobble NES grapes.png Bubble Bobble NES tomato.png Bubble Bobble NES cherry.png Bubble Bobble NES mushroom.png Bubble Bobble NES cucumber.png
Item value 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000
EXTEND bubbles 0 0 1 2 3 4 5

Many more subtle changes are detailed below.

  • Extra lives: In addition to collecting EXTEND bubbles, you can earn an extra life by reaching not three, but five distinct scores: 30,000, 100,000, 200,000, 400,000, and 1,000,000. Once you surpass one million points, you will not earn more extra lives through points. There is a red dinosaur item unique to the NES version which appears when you collect the white beaded necklace, and grants an extra life if collected.
  • Life stealing: In a 2-player game, a player who has run out of lives may siphon any of the remaining lives from his or her opponent simply by pressing Start button. This will return the deceased player to the game while reducing the other player's lives by one.
  • Bubble hopping: Compared to the arcade game, hopping on bubbles by holding A button is much easier, particularly when standing adjacent to a wall. While newly formed bubbles popped very easily in the arcade when squeezed between a wall and the player, bubbles on the NES cannot be popped until they inflate to full size, make it much easier to blow a bubble while jumping against a wall and landing on it to jump off of it again.
  • Fewer items: The NES version contains fewer items to collect, and many of them provide fewer points than their arcade counterparts. Included in the list of items missing are all rings, lanterns, the clock, the bell, the crystal ball (re-purposed), lipstick, the skull, and the pulse bubble which has a 1 in 4096 random chance of appearing. However, three new items were added, including a green book, a green bracelet, and white beads.
    • Green book: Allows you to blow lightning bubbles just like the lightning potion. While you are blowing lightning bubbles, you can still trap enemies in the bubbles you blow. Worth 3000 points.
    • Green bracelet: Like the regular bracelet, the green bracelet produces an object that rains down on enemies and destroys them on contact. However, instead of stars, the objects that drop are tomatoes. This is a valuable item, worth 3000 points to collect, 6000 points for each hit enemy, which will produce an 8000 point object if they are free or a 4000 point object if they are bubbled.
    • White beads: Like the staffs or treasure chests, this items turns free bubbles into items when the last enemy is defeated. It turns them into pink dinos which can be collected for 300 points each. Additionally, just one red dinosaur will appear somewhere. If a player can collect it, it awards 3000 points and one extra life.
    • Crystal ball: The crystal ball now serves a different purpose, appearing only in stage 99. If you fail to collect it, you will advance immediately to the final boss of the game. If you do collect it before it disappears (much easier to do with a second player), a gate will appear in the lower middle part of the screen. Jumping into this gate will take you on to stage A0, and you'll play through 12 more stages before reaching the final boss. You must succeed at this task to get the best ending.
  • No secret rooms: No matter how far you progress in the game without dying, you will never be presented with a door to a secret room, nor a door that will warp you to another level (other than the door that appears in stage 99, on collection of the crystal ball).
  • End level item bonus points: When you finish certain levels, or collect particular items, all remaining bubbles will transform into items for you to collect. Whenever you collect these items, they will report a value of 300 points. However, as the game progresses, the value of these items actually increases by 100 points, every couple of levels, up to a maximum of 900 points, despite the 300 that is shown when collected.
  • Passwords: One obvious difference between the NES version of the game and the arcade is the ability to enter passwords that will allow you to automatically advance to a particular level. You do not need to enter a password if you have not turned off the NES, as the game will allow you to continue from any level up to the highest level visited. After entering the password, you can select which level you'd like to continue from by highlighting the continue portion of the main menu, and pressing B button to decrease, or A button to increase, the desired level.
  • Multiple endings: In addition to two different good endings, there are also two different bad endings, based on your ability to collect the crystal in Round 99. The endings break down as follows:
    • Worst ending: Fail to collect the crystal in Round 99, and defeat the final boss.
    • Bad ending: Collect the crystal in Round 99, and defeat the final boss in a single player game.
    • Good ending: Collect the crystal in Round 99, and defeat the final boss in a two player game.
    • Best ending: Collect the crystal in Round 99, and defeat the final boss in Super Bubble Bobble mode in a two player game. You will also unlock a Sound Test mode.

Stage walkthrough[edit]

Level Description
1 Password: BBAAB Super password: BBAJI. Identical to Arcade round 1.
2 Password: BAAAB Super password: BAAJI. Identical to Arcade round 2.
3 Password: BABBI Super password: BABCI. Identical to Arcade round 3.
4 Password: BIIIB Super password: BIIEB. Identical to Arcade round 4.
5 Password: BIFFB Super password: BIAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 5.
6 Password: BFFFB Super password: BFAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 6.
7 Password: BFIIG Super password: BFBCJ. Identical to Arcade round 7.
8 Password: BJJJB Super password: BJGFI. Identical to Arcade round 8.
9
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Password: BJCCB Super password: BJEIB.

Remain on the lowest level, and allow all seven of the Mightas to fall to the ground. Bubble them up as soon as you can, but don't pop them right away. Allow the bubbles to gather in the lower right corner, and then pop all seven of them at one time, to earn a 64,000 point bonus, plus the chance to collect the elusive 7000 point cucumber (which may wind up at the top of the screen).

10 Password: BCCCB Super password: BCEIB. Identical to Arcade round 10.
11 Password: BCJJI Super password: BCGFB. Identical to Arcade round 11.
12 Password: BGGGB Super password: BGJAI. Identical to Arcade round 12.
13 Password: BGEEB Super password: BGCBJ. Identical to Arcade round 13.
14 Password: BEEEB Super password: BECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 14.
15 Password: BEJJJ Super password: BEJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 15.
16 Password: AAAAB Super password: AAAJI. Identical to Arcade round 16.
17 Password: AABBI Super password: AABCI. Identical to Arcade round 17.
18 Password: ABBBI Super password: ABBCI. Identical to Arcade round 18.
19 Password: ABAAI Super password: ABFGG. Identical to Arcade round 19.
20 Password: AFFFB Super password: AFAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 20.
21 Password: AFIIG Super password: AFBCJ. Identical to Arcade round 21.
22 Password: AIIIG Super password: AIBCJ. Identical to Arcade round 22.
23 Password: AIFFG Super password: AIAJG. Identical to Arcade round 23.
24
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Password: ACCCB Super password: ACEIB.
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25 Password: ACJJI Super password: ACGFB. Identical to Arcade round 25.
26 Password: AJJJI Super password: AJGFB. Identical to Arcade round 26.
27
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Password: AJCCI Super password: AJEIG.
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28 Password: AEEEB Super password: AECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 28.
29
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Password: AEJJJ Super password: AEJAJ.
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30 Password: AGJJJ Super password: AGJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 30.
31 Password: AGCCJ Super password: AGJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 31.
32 Password: IIIIB Super password: IIIEB. Identical to Arcade round 32.
33 Password: IIFFB Super password: IIAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 33.
34 Password: IFFFB Super password: IFAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 34.
35 Password: IFIIG Super password: IFBCJ. Identical to Arcade round 35.
36 Password: IBBBJ Super password: IBIEG. Identical to Arcade round 36.
37 Password: IBAAJ Super password: IBFGJ. Identical to Arcade round 37.
38 Password: IAAAJ Super password: IAFGJ. Identical to Arcade round 38.
39 Password: IABBG Super password: IAIEJ. Identical to Arcade round 39.
40
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Password: IGGGB Super password: IGJAI.
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41 Password: IGEEB Super password: IGCBJ. Identical to Arcade round 41.
42
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Password: IEEEB Super password: IECBJ.
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43
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Password: IEJJJ Super password: IEJAJ.
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44 Password: IJGGG Super password: IJGFG. Identical to Arcade round 44.
45
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Password: IJEEG Super password: IJEIJ.
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46 Password: ICEEG Super password: ICEIJ. Identical to Arcade round 46.
47 Password: ICGGJ Super password: ICGFJ. Identical to Arcade round 47.
48 Password: FFFFB Super password: FFAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 48.
49 Password: FFIIG Super password: FFBCJ. Identical to Arcade round 65.
50
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Password: FFIFG Super password: FIBCJ.
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51 Password: FIIIG Super password: FIAJG. Identical to Arcade round 51.
52
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Password: FAAAJ Super password: FAFGJ.
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53 Password: FABBG Super password: FAIEJ. Identical to Arcade round 68.
54 Password: FBBBG Super password: FBIEJ. Identical to Arcade round 54.
55 Password: FBAAG Super password: FBFGI. Identical to Arcade round 55.
56 Password: FEEEB Super password: FECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 56.
57
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Password: FEJJJ Super password: FEJAJ.
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58 Password: FGJJJ Super password: FGJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 58.
59
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Password: FGCBG Super password: FEJAJ.

Extremely similar to Arcade round 59, except that the text in the stage reads, "FA10" instead of "BR10", and the enemy makeup has been simplified; two Pulpuls have been turned into Monstas, and the one Mighta has been turned into a second Hidegons.

60 Password: FCEEG Super password: FCEIJ. Identical to Arcade round 60.
61
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Password: FCGGJ Super password: FCGFJ.
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62 Password: FJGGJ Super password: FJGFJ. Identical to Arcade round 62.
63 Password: FJEEJ Super password: FJAJJ. Identical to Arcade round 63.
64 Password: JJJJB Super password: JJGFI. Identical to Arcade round 64.
65
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Password: JJCCB Super password: JJEIB.
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66
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Password: JCCCB Super password: JCEIB.
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67 Password: JCJJI Super password: JCGFB. Identical to Arcade round 67.
68
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Password: JGGGB Super password: JGJAI.
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69 Password: JGEEB Super password: JGCBJ. Aside from altering the text from "RUN AWAY!!" to "よーすけ" (Yosuke), it is identical to Arcade round 69.
70 Password: JEEEB Super password: JECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 70.
71 Password: JEJJJ Super password: JEJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 71.
72 Password: JBIII Super password: JBIEI. Identical to Arcade round 72.
73 Password: JBFFI Super password: JBFGB. Identical to Arcade round 73.
74 Password: JAFFI Super password: JAFGB. Identical to Arcade round 74.
75 Password: JAIIB Super password: JAIEB. Identical to Arcade round 81.
76 Password: JIBBI Super password: JIBCI. Identical to Arcade round 76.
77 Password: JIAAI Super password: JIEII. Identical to Arcade round 77.
78 Password: JFAAI Super password: JFEII. Identical to Arcade round 78.
79
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Password: JFBBJ Super password: JFGFI.
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80
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Password: CCCCB Super password: CCEIB.
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81
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Password: CCJJI Super password: CCGFB.
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82 Password: CJJJI Super password: CJGFB. Identical to Arcade round 82.
83 Password: CJCCI Super password: CJEIG. Identical to Arcade round 83.
84 Password: CEEEB Super password: CECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 84.
85 Password: CEJJJ Super password: CEJAJ. Aside from altering the text from "KIMI" to "P.M.D.C.", it is identical to Arcade round 85.
86
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Password: CGJJJ Super password: CGJAJ.
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87
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Password: CGCCJ Super password: CGCBG.
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88 Password: CAFFI Super password: CAFGB. Identical to Arcade round 88.
89 Password: CAJFI Super password: CAIEB. Identical to Arcade round 89.
90
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Password: CBIIB Super password: CBIEB.
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91
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Password: CBFFB Super password: CBCBB.
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92
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Password: CFAAI Super password: CFEII.
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93 Password: CJBBJ Super password: CFGFI. Aside from altering the initials from "I.F." to "S.T.", it is identical to Arcade round 93.
94 Password: CIBBJ Super password: CIGFI. Aside from altering the initials from "NSO" to "KZM" (thereby freeing up the Zen-Chan which started inside the O), it is identical to Arcade round 94.
95 Password: CIAAJ Super password: CIEIB. Identical to Arcade round 95.
96 Password: GGJBI Super password: GGJAI. Identical to Arcade round 96.
97 Password: GGEEB Super password: GGCBJ. Identical to Arcade round 97.
98 Password: GEEEB Super password: GECBJ. Identical to Arcade round 98.
99 Password: GEJJJ Super password: GEJAJ. Identical to Arcade round 99.
A0
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Password: CJGEG Super password: GJGBG.
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A1
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Password: GJEGJ Super password: GJEAG.
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A2 Password: GCEGJ Super password: GCEAG. Identical to Arcade round 52.
A3 Password: GCGEJ Super password: GCBGG. Identical to Arcade round 57.
A4
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Password: GIBAI Super password: GIGBB.
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A5 Password: GIABJ Super password: GIEAB. Identical to Arcade round 49.
A6
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Password: GFABJ Super password: GFEAB.
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A7
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Password: GFBAJ Super password: GFGBI.
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A8 Password: GBIFG Super password: GBJIB. Identical to Arcade round 79.
A9
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Password: GBFIJ Super password: GBCFB.
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B0
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Password: GAFIJ Super password: GACFB.
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B1 Password: GAIFJ Super password: GAJIG. Identical to Arcade round 90.
B2
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Password: EECJJ Super password: EECFG.
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