Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 79
    Bubble Bobble is a classic arcade game and it remains fun today. The updated visuals aren't so hot, but they don't get in the way of one of the most fun co-op experiences around.
  2. In conclusion, Bubble Bobble Neo brings the franchise into the modern world of gaming with classic arcade gaming, albeit frustrating at times, colourful graphics, great music and a fun time to be had by all.
  3. Some games simply last the test of time, and twenty years later, Bubble Bobble is still a great, fun way to spend time – alone, or with friends.
  4. While it's hard to say that Bubble Bobble in any form has any sort of competitive advantage in this day and age, there's a certain something that makes it wildly addictive.
  5. This enjoyable remake proves that bubble popping never goes out of style, but a few control quirks hamper the fun.
  6. Pretty standard old-school conversion territory. [Issue#52, p.105]
  7. 70
    If you're looking for updated gameplay, you'll find nothing here to satisfy you. It's still very hard (the modus operandi of arcade games in the 80s) and little gameplay niggles (like the oddly backwards-feeling button layout or enemies getting trapped places you can't get at) keep twitching at you as you play.
  8. There's fun to be had in the update, and if nothing else, you'll be whistling that tune for a couple of weeks.
  9. It's a giggle, but it won't last long. [Dec 2009, p.107]
  10. Because the co-op mode adapts the same structure for its 100 new levels, rather than implementing new ideas, this redux feels pretty out of touch. [Oct 2009, p.73]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    10
    The average metacritic and user score is shocking for this game. Bubble Bobble is a perfect distraction from reality, and you focus on nothing but the game. It is as if playing the game takes you to a whole other world. Full Review »