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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. All the key elements of the game are present on this remake. The graphics look quite detailed and colored new backgrounds have been introduced to make it look alive. A new Continue option, unlocked by mini games completion, will welcome the new players. The game itself remains as addictive as it’s always been and it’s an excellent choice if you like this genre. [Feb 2008]
  2. Bubble Bobble is a classic example of what was once a decent arcade game that has been updated badly, the classic gameplay and multiplayer are welcome but the tacked on extras and lack of features means there is little else to warrant a purchase.
  3. 59
    It's a very uncreative sequel with restrictive multiplayer. The core mechanics are still fun in short spurts, but this follow-up misses a huge opportunity to revitalize a classic design.
  4. There's really not much fun to be had here, and if you've played Bubble Bobble before, don't expect this title to be innovative at all; it's just more of the same.
  5. Once the game gets past the simple early stages the fast-paced action can be very hard to follow. Combining the different colored bubbles never seemed to work right and I was always running into enemies when I thought I hit them with a bubble.
  6. If you really must have a Taito classic on your DS then go for New Zealand Story Revolution instead.
  7. A mediocre entry in the Bub and Bob saga, too irritating to ever be absorbing, and missing the sparkle of the mighty original. Some nice ideas meet the frustration of poor level design. [Apr 2007, p.56]
  8. My final thought on Bubble Bobble Double Shot is that it is not worth the investment. It's not really that fun.
  9. The unfortunate fact is that Bubble Bobble has been done too many times before. Yes, it's playable and challenging, but it's also old and far too simplistic for hte modern gaming era. [Mar 2007, p.77]
  10. Of the game’s 100 levels, the majority are either totally uninspired or ridiculously difficult.
  11. Although Double Shot won't necessarily disappoint fans of the series, and vintage games generally, it's an extraordinarily lazy sequel that trades on the moderate success of a 20-year-old arcade game.
  12. A sloppily-handled misfire that ruins the original's reputation.

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