Bubble Pop is a great clone of Bubble Bobble, with some unique touches. Your mission is to rescue Bublina and the world from The Evil One (definitely the most unique name ever made for the big foozle...), who has turned all your friends against you. As a hero, you must break the spell by changing your friends into fruits and other bonus items. You can do this with your magic rod that can cast four spells: freezing cloud, fireball, fire shield, and magic bubble. Along the way, you can collect bonus letters to gain access to secret caves filled with goodies. The registered version (the one you can download on this site) boasts over 100 levels spanning 5 different worlds (toy world, water world, hell, and more), each with its own unique backgrounds and monsters. There are also 20 bonus levels, as well as cool power-ups that give you extra spells such as invisibility. Overall, a very nice Bubble Bobble clone that adds enough new twists to enhance the gaming experience. The graphics are excellent, and the controls are easy to learn. I especially like the end-level bosses who are creatively designed and appropriately tough to beat. If you enjoy Bubble Bobble, chances are you will also enjoy this little-known underdog it inspires. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs