|Super Bubble Bobble MD|
|Console||Sega Mega Drive|
|Sound engine||Wonderboy III (Mega Drive)|
Super Bubble Bobble MD is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive game most likely developed by Gamtec. As the name suggests, it is an unlicensed attempt at mimicking the formula of Taito's BUBBLE BOBBLE games.
The gameplay is similar to Bubble Bobble Part 2 for Famicom and Bubble Bobble 2 for arcade. The game consists of 10 worlds divided into 5 levels each one, with a boss in the fifth level. You can select a character from the 4 playable ones like the arcade game and like the Famicom game holding the button for shooting bubbles will make Bub or Pab inflate like balloons, while Crayon Shin-Chan use one of his toy helmets and Doraemon use the hopter for fly.
The game allows the user to play as Bub and Pab, as well as anime characters, Crayon Shin-Chan and Doraemon (Bob and Peb do not appear).
Arcade Version Edit
A bootleg arcade game called Super Bubble Bobble appears to be some sort of variant of this title. Created by Sun Mixing Co., it features the same graphics and levels of the Mega Drive game , and even runs on modified Mega Drive hardware. Not much else is known about the game, although it appears to have come out after the cartridge release (the MD version was 1995, while the arcade was 1996).
- The third world's boss in Super Bubble Bobble MD looks suspiciously like the protagonist of Magic Girl, Ling Ling. It's unclear if she's supposed to be a cameo or if she simply shares a similar design.
- The ROM dump for this game has protection that keeps it from running in most emulators. This can be bypassed with the Game Genie code 0123E4:602A (you'll need to reset after activating for the code to take effect.).