Bubble Hero 2 [Game Saturday]

Martin Brinkmann
May 28, 2011
Updated • Nov 24, 2012

Do you remember the game Bubble Bobble? It came out for lots of different 8-bit and 16-bit systems, and even had a spin-off called Rainbow Island, which in my opinion was even better than the original.

Bubble Bobble is one of those franchises that everyone knows about, even though it has not really been active in the past decade or so.

Fans on the other hand keep the franchise alive with fan remakes and adoptions.

Bubble Hero 2 is a game that is true to the original in many aspects. It comes with a single player and 2-player game mode and features the very same game mechanics.

bubble hero 2

Your goal is to clear a level of creatures that are walking or flying around in it. For that, you have your bubble attack. When you press the corresponding key on the keyboard or button on the gamepad you shoot a bubble. If a creature is in reach it will be enclosed in the bubble and start floating to the top. You now need to touch the bubble to take that creature out of the level. Repeat the process for all creatures in the level and you have made it and will advanced to the next.

Your dinosaur can walk, jump and shoot bubbles. Extras are sometimes placed on the map which can give you special attacks like a lightning that can clear a level by itself, or shoes that make you faster.

The fun begins when you play the game with a second player. I suggest gamepads for that as it is quite uncomfortable to play the game with two players on one keyboard. It works but gamepads are better.

The game has been released in 1999. Graphics, animations and sounds are fine, with the exception of the background which feels somewhat distorted in the game.


You will sometimes encounter boss creatures which you beat by shooting your bubbles against the walls to free stars that attack them.

Bubble Hero 2 is a nice remake of an all-time classic. You can download the game from Gamezworld. The game ran fine on a 64-bit Windows 7 system.


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  1. John said on March 22, 2020 at 5:20 am

    How did you play this without a cd-rom?

  2. sameem noori said on October 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    please update this game’s version please

  3. duray said on December 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    i love this game, this one is my all time favourite,when i was child i play this game with my sisters,

    1. sameem noori said on October 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      duray also i played this game on 2005 it was my favourite

  4. ian_loemout said on May 25, 2012 at 7:09 am

    i cant install this game :'(, need CD-rom but i haven’t
    please somebody help me……
    please contact me on loemmout@gmail.com

  5. elidavter said on August 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

    i like it

  6. ghaznakhan said on July 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    love this game

  7. Robert Palmar said on May 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    You have to love a site known for the most sophisticated
    tech news and analysis to write about Bubble Hero 2.
    There is more what might seem a contradiction.

    Being able to appreciate the simple joys of a game
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  8. MartinDK said on May 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ah! Nostalgia trip incoming!
    I remember playing Bubble Bobble on my C64 many years ago – it was my first proper awesome co-op experience.
    I’ve tried some of the remakes, but the only one that I liked was a DOS emulation of the version with slightly updated graphics – it had the same ‘feel’ (gravity, walk, jump & shooting speed) as the original.

    Might I suggest another nostalgia trip: Atomic Bomberman, in an upcoming Game Saturday? ;)
    If if recall correctly, there was a time when Atomic Bomberman was in the Top 3 of most played multiplayer games – along with Red Alert and Quake (at least in Denmark).

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Bomberman was nice, especially with friends. I unfortunately never had the pleasure to play the Sega Saturn version of Bomberman with 10 players which you could play offline or online. Man, Sega was always so far ahead, unbelievable.

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