Bub and Bob, probably video gamings two most famous dinosaurs made their debut in the Taito classic. They run around the screen blowing bubbles which can trap the baddies inside and clearing the levels.
This is Thomas Longs 3D rendition of the game and although it's only for 1 player it's no worse off for it. This is, quite frankly, an incredible game and it should be very obvious why we gave it an award when you start playing it. Take control of your mouse and WASD keys and blow and pop your way through the levels.
You can leap up onto the platforms or leap onto bubbles and holding down the space bar (jump) when on a bubble will float you to the top. The baddies whirl their way around the level and you need to enclose them in a freshly blown bubble and then pop them before they get too far out of reach.
Should you not manage to pop them in time they'll fall back down to the level all red and enraged moving twice as fast!
For every baddie you dispatch you'll receive a bonus item to collect (fruit, typically) and if you clear a level a whole load of it will fall down and you need to collect as much as possible before you go to the next level (don't dispair if you don't get it all, that's the whole point of it).
Extra lives are awarded with points and the whole thing is polished off with a faithful soundtrack recreation and wonderfully digital sounding effects. With this said, please enjoy!
Here are some key features of "3D Bubble Bobble":
· The controls are incredibly responsive, you feel like Bub really does move when you tell him to and that is vital in an action game such as this
· Just look at the graphics :) The whole game has been lovingly made from scratch and it shows
· Collision is spot-on - you don't get bubbles floating through baddies for no reason
· Make sure you clear the level in time of the evil Baron von Blubba makes an appearance! Outrun him at all costs (but do admire the way the sound gets louder and louder the closer he gets)
· This is extremely playable, the levels do change in layout quite a bit later on and the monsters become a little more diverse
· The sound and music fits perfectly
· A shining example of DarkBASIC Professional programming