DOS Games: Action/Arcade

Bubble Pop

Maker: Software of Sweden/Spectrum Pacific Publishing

Year: 1997

Rating: 5/5

Size: 439 KB

Ah, Bubble Pop. I remember playing this close to the time it came out. It was so addicting, and even more so now, as this is the full version. There are 100 levels, not including the bonus levels. I haven't beaten the whole thing yet, but I sure will try.

So what exactly does this game have to deserve a 5 rating? It's addictive. Once you start playing, it's hard to put down. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a save button, which may be the only flaw in the game. The overall game play is tons of fun, and I recommend everyone to download this one.

Basically, you shoot at the monsters and turn them into eggs, then if you run through the eggs, you will get them to zoom by back and forth, knocking out any other monsters. Eventually, the egg will stop moving, and disappear. Once you eliminate all the monsters, you advance to the next level. There are tons of power ups and collecting all candy and such gives you points. When you collect the power ups with the letters inside the bubbles, the word BONUS is spelled to the left. When you collect all the letters of the word, you advance to a bonus level.

You can play with up to two players, both on the keyboard. Player one uses the arrow keys to move, up arrow key/right Alt to jump, and right Ctrl to fire. Player two uses C and V to move left and right, left Alt, and left Ctrl to jump and fire. To get the second player in the game, press fire (left Ctrl). There are bosses every once in a while, and they are tricky. Fortunately, you start with nine credits, so you will have plenty of lives.