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Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (バブルボブルフォーフレンズ Baburu Boburu Fō Furenzu?) is a game in the Bubble Bobble series, developed by Taito and published by ININ Games for the Nintendo Switch. It was released in November 2019 in Europe and in Japan on February 27, 2020, and was released North America on March 31, 2020.

A PlayStation 4 port released on November 17, 2020, along with an update featuring the return of Skel-Monsta (known as Baron von Blubba in the English release of the game) entitled Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! (バブルボブルフォーフレンズ すかるもんすたの逆襲 Baburu Boburu Fō Furenzu Sukaru Monsuta no Gyakushū?, "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: Skel-Monsta's Counterattack")

A Steam version of the game was released on September 30, 2021, which includes a built in level editor that includes Steam Workshop support as well as all previous DLC called Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron's Workshop (バブルボブル フォー フレンズ すかるもんすたとワークショップ Baburu Boburu Fō Furenzu Sukaru Monsuta to Wākushoppu?, "Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: Skel-Monsta and Workshop")

The game features four-player co-op, with Bub, Bob, Peb, and Pab all being playable characters. Drunk appears to serve as the game's main antagonist, and is shown in cutscenes in the game's promotional trailer.

ININ Games describes the story of this game: "One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life - including the child's most favorite toy, the little dragon called Bub. Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Bonner challenges the friendly dragon to battle."

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends includes the 1986 arcade version of Bubble Bobble, adding an extra 100 levels with original sounds, visuals, and music.

The Special edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends includes:

  • Key chains of Bub and Bob
  • A poster
  • Special edition box
  • 4 cards of Bub, Bob, Peb, and Pab.

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Music[]

Track Title Length
1 Opening 0:55
2 Main Title 0:16
3 It's Time 2:25
4 Bubble Bobble Main Theme - ver.2019 2:40
5 The Laughing Reverse Clock 3:00
6 Stage Clear 0:11
7 Result 0:59
8 From '86 With Love 3:04
9 Hiragana Rodeo 2:53
10 Kawaii Power E! 2:13
11 Name Registration 1:45
12 Game Over 0:07
13 Sushi from Outer Space 3:04
14 Haruka, Sakura Saku 3:41
15 Return of Super Drunk 3:54
16 E.X.T.E.N.D. 0:21
17 Ending 1:32
18 Closing Credit, Main Theme (Reprise) 1:27

The Baron is Back!-exclusive songs[]

Track Title Length
19 The Baron is Back 0:23
20 Hooping March 2:17
21 Bubble Bobble Main Theme - ver.2020 2:58
22 Dream Into Bubbles 3:07
23 Tokyo Tempura Machines 3:46
24 I'm Back, Bub! 0:07
25 The Baron's History Again 2:03
26 Top of the Tower 0:17
27 Don't You Need Anymore? 0:32
28 Game Over 0:07

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