Bubble Bobble Double Shot
Bubble Bobble Double Shot is a game in the Bubble Bobble series for the Nintendo DS made by the Taito company. It was released in Europe on March 23, 2007, and Australia on April 5, 2007, by Rising Star Games. It was later released by Ignition Entertainment in North America on February 26, 2008. This game was never released in Japan.
The three dinosaurs Bub, Bob, and Bubu goes on a journey after discovering a treasure map. Their grandfather sends on a journey on the island to search for treasure while blowing bubbles at monsters and defeating giant bosses.
Why It Sucks
- You have certain enemies with either red, green, or blue colors which can't be killed unless you switch out your dinosaur characters just to blow bubbles at them making the game harder than ever.
- This game is really hard (even harder than the NES version of Battletoads) and can get very tedious.
- It's hard to jump up platforms and you keep falling right through them and the dual screens make it take longer to chase after monsters.
- You can no longer use the wall jump blowing bubble trick to climb up levels. Good luck trying to jump up to hard to reach places.
- Some of the level designs make the game very difficult to move around in.
- You start out with only three lives. When you lose all your lives you are required to beat a mini-game with your DS stylus ranging from waking up your dinosaur to jogging away from the monster to drawing a circle to continue the game. If you lose the mini-game, you have to start the game over.
- There are no continues or save points and you're only allowed to continue if you beat the mini-game.
- The bosses are really hard to defeat as you constantly have to switch between three dinosaurs in order to use your bubble power-ups including lightning shooting to the left and right side, the water running down to the screen, fire dropping down and burning the ground.
- The ending in the game is very disappointing as the grandfather of the main characters tells them that the treasure is fake and that the true one is... Courage. So, in a nutshell, the main characters just went all of this for nothing and only just for a life lesson from their grandfather. The original Bubble Bobble did something similar to that (though about the power of friendship. After all, you need to beat the game with two players for the Good and True Ending), though the message of the game had a reason to exist with the plot and was executed correctly, unlike here in Double Shot.
- The music in the game has the classic Bubble Bobble theme song and has more great songs.
- The animation is what you would expect in a Bubble Bobble game.
- There are no glitches unlike Bubble Bobble Revolution.
This game was criticized by both game critics and fans of Bubble Bobble for its high difficulty, being required to switch between three dinosaurs to defeat enemies, no passwords or save points and including a very difficult mini-game to beat with your DS stylus just to continue the game.