Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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Recommended
Nov 18, 2019

Taito's comeback continues with this revival of its most famous series, and while it's slim the old magic remains.

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7 / 10
Nov 20, 2019

The best Bubble Bobble game in over two decades and while it isn't quite as perfectly formed as the original it is one of the best couch co-op games of the year.

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68 / 100
Nov 19, 2019

A friendly return to the franchise, but clearly too short. Specially recommended for the younger members of the family.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will appeal to younger audiences. Older players will have to have very rose-tinted specs to appreciate this over previous versions.

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8 / 10
Nov 12, 2019

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a great modern addition to the series. It offers a solid balance of fun and challenge with high replayability due to the three-tier scoring system and collectables, as well as the inclusion of the original game in the series.

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4.1 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2019

We really enjoyed Bubble Bobble 4 Friends on the Nintendo Switch and like the 1986 original, it is definitely a far superior game if played with others. As a result, it ramps up the fun factor as gamers with their friends and family are once again returned to the loveable characters of Bub and Bob with its tweaked gameplay and equally cute graphics. It's the perfect 2019 reimagining of an arcade classic and is also fun to play solo as well!

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6 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

A decent update that isn't quite challenging enough or long enough to justify it's high price point.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

It's a fine line when creating a sequel to such a classic game. Go too modern and you alienate your classic player base, but go too retro and it doesn't appeal to the new generation of gamers. Taito has got the balance spot on here though, and created a Bubble Bobble for 2019 that feels completely right, but without being mere fanservice. It's a brilliant game that all Switch owners ought to get in my opinion.

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5 / 10
Nov 26, 2019

Nostalgia and an 8-bit classic simply aren't worth the price of admission

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

A really good take on a classic gameplay but there's little to no replayability, and the price is too high.

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