It always appalls me when people put down a perfectly fine game, just
because it's "too cute". I'd like to remind those idiots that most of the
GOOD games have "cute" Graphics, and only morons would think graphics make
a game bad.
You play as Bub, the Green Dino, and Player 2 can play as Bob, the
Blue Dino. You are on a mission to go into the "Cave of Peril" or whatever
and rescue some friends who have been kidnapped by some cute little wind
up toys and ghosts. The idea is that you go thru every level, blowing
bubbles around baddies, then popping the bubbles, therefore killing the
ghosts. When you kill all the ghosts on a level, you are teleported to
the next level. Take too long on a level, and an invincible white whale
comes and chases you, and he persists until you kill all the baddies or
until you die. It's not as easy as it seems though, because the wacky
enemies can get relentless, and you sometimes have to use your brain.
The sounds are pretty good, like the sounds of Bubbles Blowing...
Bubbles Blowing, thats a fun thing to do.... And the music is pretty
good, almost near hum-in-the-shower quality. The same tune repeats
throughout the whole game, so Kurt would be annoyed (Ed Note: He's
right. I find it annoying!), but I rather like
The controls are pretty good, and easy to figure out. A jumps, B
shoots, yada yada. If you hold down the A button, you can even use
your bubbles to get to an otherwise unreachable platform! This is one of
the few games I know of that allows you to use a weapon for something
other than its original purpose (the other being Bionic Commando). Your
characters, however, usually tend to fall straghit down when falling, so you
better hope there's a platform..... Actually, since you can't die from
pits anyways, this isn't much of a problem.
What really picks up this game is how god damned fun it is! Blowing
bubbles, manipulating bubbles, trapping baddies in bubbles, pushing
a bubble with that enemy in some strange way (like riding it) while
yelling "You're my horse!" to dishonor the CPU, popping bubbles, blowing
bubbles, blowing bubbles with a friend, blowing bubbles with 2 hands,
blowing green bubbles... you get the idea, right?
BUBBLES ARE FUN!!!! Oh, did I mention taking a bubblebath?
This is a good game in its own light, and possibly the best
cooperative game ever. My only gripe is the replay value. Sure, there
are six endings, and you could play a million times before finding the
"Real" ending (Hint: You must be playing with 2 People) when you find
it, well, you found it.... But I still play Cooperative anyways, just for
the hell of it. Before anyone ever disses a game for being "Too Cute"
again, they better play Bubble Bobble (Note: This is rather unrelated, but
I used to be one of those "Too Cute" fanatics, and gave this game to my
baby cousins, WAAAA!! See what dumb beliefs can do?) Besides, all "Too
Cute" means is that the characters have an Anime look or the game is
starring animals anyway. Definately pick this one up!