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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15

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  1. Nov 29, 2019
    5
    MJT must be turning in his grave, this is like Bubble Bobble but with all the magic sucked out of it. What magic? Frantic time limits, great level design, wondering what special items will appear, getting the walking stick and fighting over the giant fruit, secret rooms (OK, maybe they're there and just secret). I get that the designers might not have been hanging out in arcades in theMJT must be turning in his grave, this is like Bubble Bobble but with all the magic sucked out of it. What magic? Frantic time limits, great level design, wondering what special items will appear, getting the walking stick and fighting over the giant fruit, secret rooms (OK, maybe they're there and just secret). I get that the designers might not have been hanging out in arcades in the late 80s like I was but they could at least have tried to understand what made the original so special. Yes, co-op play was a big part of that but there's no point just throwing more players at a game that is hardly any fun to play. To be fair, it does get a bit better when hard mode is unlocked when it gets a bit more challenging but then it goes over the top with the Gusto boss that took me 4 hours to beat (definitely not designed for single player mode). Fortunately, the included version of the arcade original is really well done. Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2019
    7
    This game is a lot of fun to play with friends or in a party environment, but be warned it is only about an hour long. I would not advise spending more than $10 on the title personally. That said, the game itself provides a lot of laughs and excitement.
  3. May 9, 2020
    7
    It's true that "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends" doesn't tear up all the trees for fun. However, due to the easy gameplay and the possibilities of playing together on one console, the title shows its best side. If you want to have fun together again and have a lot of fun in one evening, you should take a closer look at "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends". Unfortunately, we think 30 Euros for the game is aIt's true that "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends" doesn't tear up all the trees for fun. However, due to the easy gameplay and the possibilities of playing together on one console, the title shows its best side. If you want to have fun together again and have a lot of fun in one evening, you should take a closer look at "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends". Unfortunately, we think 30 Euros for the game is a bit much, but if the title is on offer, you should go for it.

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68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    70
    Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a pleasant callback to yesteryear, with just enough changed to keep it from simply retreading old ground. It is a little short if one charges through, points be damned, but it’s still several hours long at least. Those who prefer complex plots and modern design may be a bit disappointed, but anyone who likes a more arcadey sort of game should enjoy it.
  2. May 5, 2020
    80
    Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a solid, enjoyable and well-made entry in the Bubble Bobble franchise. At its core, it's still a simple pick-up-and-play arcade game, but 4 Friends does a good job of expanding and improving on the core mechanics. There's something bizarrely addictive about chaining together bubbles for huge point strings, and the simple nature of the game makes it excellent for parties or get-togethers. It might not be a huge narrative-driven experience like some modern titles, but there's something comforting about returning to the days when all you needed was a dinosaur-shaped blob of pixels, some bubbles, and a whole lot of quarters.
  3. Apr 19, 2020
    70
    With an emphasis on local multiplayer up to four people, this is an experience that will deliver a lot of fun, addictive gameplay to those who pick it up. While its content could be broader and the soundtrack could use improvements, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is nevertheless a good choice for those looking for a compelling multiplayer experience.