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This article is about the NES game. For the Game Boy game known as Bubble Bobble Part 2 in North America, see Bubble Bobble Junior.

Bubble Bobble Part 2, known as Bubble Bobble 2 (バブルボブルツー Baburu Boburu Tsū?) in Japan, is the sequel to Bubble Bobble, and the fourth Bubble Bobble game overall. It was released by Taito for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. The game centers around Bub and Bob's descendants, Cubby and Rubby, who must rescue their friend Judy from the Skull Brothers, who are the pieces of the Super Skel-Monsta's soul split into three after his demise in Rainbow Islands


The gameplay of Bubble Bobble Part 2 is similar to the first Bubble Bobble, with a few new features. Bub and Bob can now charge their bubbles up in order to inflate and float up to the top of the level. Two new Special Bubbles are also introduced: the Wind Bubble and the Snow Bubble. The Star Bubble from Parasol Stars also returns. New enemies appear as well, and some of them must be shot multiple times with bubbles in order to defeat them.

Bubble Bobble Part 2 features a new health system, in which the player can collect hearts to refill their health. If they run out of hearts and are hit again, they lose a life. If the player loses all their lives, they must use a continue to move forward in the game. The player is given five continues, but can collect more by getting the Pencil item.

Unlike previous games in the series, Bubble Bobble Part 2 does not feature simultaneous multiplayer, instead having the players taking turns. Despite this, if the game is cleared with Rubby, Cubby still appears in the ending.

There are four main areas in Bubble Bobble Part 2, and two bosses in each. After each boss, the player plays a minigame against a creature named Barcelon. The minigames are Volleyball, Basketball, and Gem Collection. The minigames can also be played by collecting Crystals and entering a Secret Door, and if accessed via this manner, clearing the minigame gives the player a large special item.


The events of the game occur one hundred years after the events of Rainbow Islands, with Cubby and Judy relaxing by a tree. Suddenly, two Drunks commanded by the green Skull Brother kidnap her and throw Cubby out of the way. Cubby is transformed into a Bubble Dragon, and sets out with Rubby to rescue Judy.


Unlike the previous games in the series, Bubble Bobble Part 2 only features one ending. On Round 70, the player must defeat the green Skull Brother to rescue Judy. Round 80 features all three Skull Brothers together, serving as the game's final boss. After Cubby and Rubby defeat the red Skull Brother's true form, Cubby is met by a fairy. The fairy casts a spell, which turns Cubby back into human form. Judy then runs out, and the two are reunited at last.


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Main article: List of items in Bubble Bobble Part 2

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  • The English manual for Bubble Bobble Part 2 makes no mention of the game's plot featuring Bub and Bob's descendants, referring to the main characters as Bubby and Bobby.