Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

44%

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6 / 10
Nov 20, 2020

As a single player game Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is utterly pedestrian, lacking the frantic pace of the original. Most of the repurposed features such as power ups and jumping on bubbles detract rather than enhance the experience, but add in some friends and it's still fun, especially if you want to be devious and sabotage the other players.

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8 / 10
Nov 20, 2020

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is a fun four-player multiplayer experience, with 200 stages to complete with the cutest arcade characters of all time.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2020

A free update to this year's Bubble Bobble 4 Friends doubles the amount of levels and brings an original character back into the fold. But does the new content bring enough to the game? Or could this actually be a multiplayer masterpiece?

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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

As the title suggests, this game game is extremely fun with friends, but forgettable if you are planning to play alone.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2020

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is another great entry in this long running arcade series. This latest version adds a good amount of new challenging levels to the package giving you and up to three others 200 levels in total to play through. The lack of online multiplayer is disappointing and depending on how fast you can finish the levels you may or may not feel like you got your money’s worth. If you don’t have any local friends to play it with then you may want to wait on a sale but if you do then you’ll find a lot to enjoy in this game playing alongside them.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2020

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron Is Back! is a fantastic revival of a classic arcade game that has stood the test of time beautifully. If you're a fan of the series then this newly improved modern interpretation will be sure to delight.

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Loved
Nov 23, 2020

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back is a great package for fans of the old days as well as introducing a new audience to the cuteness of Bub and Bob. Bubble Bobble 4 is a feel-good arcade game that offers a balance of casual and challenging modes that are sure to please a wide audience of gamers. It’s good to have this dinosaur duo back on top form.

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70 / 100
Nov 19, 2020

The same game that has already arrived on Switch but with added content, which is also available in the Nintendo hybrid. With the addition of 50 new levels, online ranking and the Baron von Blubba, the fun expands and offers more replayability and duration to the title. The multiplayer to 4 continues being its great strength and the true sauce of the game.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 17, 2020

As someone who was left wanting more after completing Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, I found the new levels offered in The Baron is Back to be the perfect salve to soothe my bubble-bursting itch. The addition of a few more power-ups to go with them would have been nice for sure, But really, that’s just nitpicking. At the end of the day, this update succeeds in making Bubble Bobble 4 Friends feel like the game it should have been when it was initially released earlier this year.

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