Saturday, March 23, 2024

Bubbles And Future Trips Down Memory Lane

I finally found some time to play on a Nintendo Switch game I purchased in the latter part of 2023.

It's called Puzzle Bobble EveryBubble and is in the family of games - produced by Taito - which have the player take on the role of little dragons to take on bubble puzzles.

I've enjoyed these series of games since I was a child. The most recent version of this genre of video game I recall really getting into was Bust-A-Move 2. I owned it on the Nintendo 64 and even have it on the Milo Mini handheld I purchased last year.

The first ever game I played in this series must have been Bubble Bobble when I had a Commodore 64 in the 1980s. There was also the AMAZING follow up - Rainbow Islands - which was one of my favourite Commodore 64 titles after having it gifted it to me for my birthday in 1990.

Both of those games would be classed as platform titles. It seems, as I've grown older, I've settled for those that use the noggin more. Well - that's my excuse, anyway.

This Nintendo Switch game has 'Limited Edition' on the cover because it came with a keyring of the two main characters in the franchise.

Puzzle Bobble Keyring

I opened the game up yesterday evening. I must have spent a little over an hour trying it out. Then, after this morning's breakfast, I switched on the console with a plan to play a couple of games. Those couple of games turned into a lot. 

Time flew by. I must have been on it for well over ninety minutes.

I still have a handful of other Nintendo games ready to play once I find a few hours to do so. There is an Atari collection of games as well as a bunch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles titles. 

I see a theme. All of those games, including the one I played yesterday, kind of take me on a trip back to my childhood and - in most cases - young adulthood.

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