Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back Review

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! Today, it is extremely normal for people and homes to own one (or more) gaming devices from consoles, handhelds to PCs. 

However, if you are a bit interested in the history of the game industry, everyone knows that about 30 years ago, if you wanted to play games, most people would pull together to supermarkets to play games on. arcade game system.

For modern folks, who are accustomed to owning hundreds of titles on just one handheld; then the fact that a large machine occupies 4 square meters can only run for each… one game, is something very strange. However, to this day, Arcade still maintains a large number of “hard fans”, because of the thud of music and colorful lights, the sound of coins falling and shoveling. a gaming area – still with a strange charm.

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If you were a “veteran fan” of the arcade game system, no one would be strangers to the classic Bubble Bobble “bubble spraying dinosaur” game series . Originally born in 1986 on Taito ‘s arcade systems, Bubble Bobble is one of the rare games designed to target female players – leading to a cute dinosaur image (really So … the dragon) spitting bubbles of bubbles soon left a mark in the hearts of 8x – 9x generation players.

Through a lot of versions, refresh and remake also, finally, Bubble Bobble also owns a complete version “HD standard”, released on the Nintendo Switch and PS4, with the name is Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! 

Confirmed as a “old wine new bottle” version, so this game! In addition to the significantly upgraded graphics, almost still retains the classic values, from gameplay to levels. 

So, will a 34-year-old game still make an impression on contemporary players with its fresh new outfits? 

WORTHWHILE IMPROVEMENTS

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back is a game designed in the heyday of video games focus on quickly getting players to “enter” with as few cumbersome obstacles as possible. Therefore, even for those who have never played the game, just dabble in a little manipulation, everyone can easily grasp the gameplay of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! .

The game consists of 100 levels with the main goal of destroying all monsters in the level. To do this, the player controls a fat dragon capable of spitting out a lot of bubbles. Enemies caught in the bubble will be “locked up” in it (only for a short time), and the player can “sting” the balloon by “head banging” or prickling the spikes on the back of the dragon. The bubbles next to each other will explode continuously when one of them is detonated, forming a “chain combo” (Chain).

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The game screen is designed with vertical steps (platforms) so that players can move to approach the enemy. Some areas are designed specifically, forcing players to use the ability to blow bubbles and … step on it to be able to move higher. This is to create more interactions between the characters and the game screen.

Even for those who have never played the game, just dabble and manipulate a little, everyone can easily grasp the gameplay of game

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! This experience upgrade further allows players to “unlock” more new skills throughout the puzzle journey. For example, it is possible to spit out bubbles that fly further, or to release special colored bubbles with different effects. The creation of special items such as characters for the player to find ways to collect enough to make words and upgrade skills is also a valuable improvement to increase replay value.

Upgrades Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! Just released on November 17, 2020, has added 100 new levels, bringing the total number of levels to 200, giving players more new challenges. 

In particular, the final Baron character also reappears with an interesting appearance and a special skill set, which is also a worthwhile addition the game needs.

ANTIQUE IS STILL ANTIQUE

Whatever you say, it’s hard to deny the Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is a graphic remake (HD-remastered) game based on the original … 34 green spring. 

With the rapid development in technology, quality, and mindset of the global game industry, only 3-4 years have seen significant differences between games of different generations. , what to say about the period – not “worth” more than … 3 decades?

First of all, it should be noted that Bubble Bobble is originally designed to target female customers – or more accurately, couples often go out to play in Arcade areas for entertainment. 

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Therefore, the image of the character ” cheese stick ” and symbols such as stuffed animals, bubbles, candies … in the game will definitely appear with dense frequency. 

So the story is playing game! Being caught by friends or family, and being looked at with a “weird” look is not surprising, especially when you are a boy who has his head on his chest.

Whatever you say, it’s hard to deny the Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is a graphic remake (HD-remastered) game based on the original … 34 green spring. 

Next, with old Arcade machines that are not well known for the accuracy of control protocols (ignore the fighting dancers crashing), so the games designed above are usually not too challenging for the ability to “steer” of the player. So with game, the screen design can be seen as too easy, too minimalistic to make modern players feel challenged.

For example, when going through a few levels, the player will be “boss battles”. 

Usually in most games, boss fights are seen as a mutant difficulty milestone, with Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! it was… ridiculously dumb! 

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In addition to the bosses in the game, in addition to extremely cute and silly shapes, their attack or attack order is also predictable and almost does not create a direct threat to the character. It is quite normal for 2, 3 or 4 players to blow the ball of an inner boss … two notes is also quite normal.

After all, which is an Arcade game designed to not consume too much player time, a level in this game quite short. 

Just spending about 5 minutes somewhere, players can “clean” a screen with huge results, and although there are some additional challenges such as creating the longest chain or collecting hidden items, The game also does nothing else to keep players from staying longer.

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