Bubble and Squeek

a game by Sega

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genres: Educational/Kids, Platformer

See also:Bubble Games

Bubble and Squeek

If you had a name like Bubble, there'd be nothing worse you could endure, right? Well, don't jump to conclusions -- a cute creature named Squeak has just beamed in from the planet Grool. Your fun mission is to take on Kat of Nine Tails and his band of attackers to restore calm on Grool.

A Cool Fool on Grool

Kat is a nasty feline. He's put the Grooleans to work mining porridge in the Bozo Domes. With Squeak by your side, you work through 40 puzzle levels to rescue the Grooleans. Squeak is a mindless wanderer following you around. He can't make high jumps, though, so you have to find paths he can travel.

ProTip: If you free a captive from a Bozo Dome, it'll be at the cost of 50 gems, but you'll get a shot at a bonus world as a reward.

Thankfully, Squeak has talents you can exploit. You can stand on him or have him toss you to higher terrain. A gum- ball enables him to jump with you riding piggyback, or even flying. You're racing against time, because the water level on each stage is rising, and neither you nor Squeak can swim.

If you fire at the ducks head-on, they'll bat the shot back to you. As heartless as it sounds, you have to shoot them in the back. You can sometimes use their return shots to trigger a switch.

Squeak Can Wheel

Grool's lands are beautiful, filled with vivid colors and goofy-looking creatures. Over the years, Sunsoft has refined their graphics and animations to -- excuse the pun -- an art form. Bubble and Squeak's movements are smooth and lively.

Setting the mood is a bouncy soundtrack, which is well- crafted but not overly repetitive. Sound effects like springs, quacking ducks, and the bassy boom of Squeak hitting a wall round out the audio experience.

Squeak can't swim, so one of your first tasks should be to take him to higher ground.

Most of the moves are easily accomplished with simple button pushes. More intricate maneuvers, like putting coins in the gumball machine or jumping down from Squeak's back, are accomplished through easy combinations. The hardest part is getting Squeak exactly where you need him (he tends to drift into dangerous places).

When you boot Squeak, hold down Button A to follow his travels so you know where to find him when he stops. Otherwise, he can be hard to find.

The game's highlight is its sheer enjoyment. The puzzles become gradually more intricate and take precise timing. The designers also provide scrolling shooter levels after you finish each stage.

If you head to the left at the beginning of the first level, and you don't mind spending some time underwater, you can reap a big bonus of gems and cupcakes.

That's Mr. Bubble to You!

While Bubble and Squeak looks like a lightweight kiddie game, it's much more difficult than that, pushing you to discover and improve. Its appeal bubbles over, and you'll squeak with delight.

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  • Machine: Genesis;
  • Manufacturer: Sunsoft; Sega

Give Your Buddy The Boot

Join Bubble and Squeak on their adventure to rid the enchanted land of Grool from the evil Kat of Nine Tails. Collect gems and coins to buy freedom for Squeak's friends and bubble gum for Squeak. Explore vast levels filled with nasty creatures, wicked traps and plenty of excitement!

Using teamwork and imagination, conquer the worlds of the Stardust Caverns, the Neverglades and Katropolis. But be careful - the Red Crawlers, Flying Elephants and Biker Ducks are hunting you down! You'll need to use all of your skills to defeat them and bring peace back to the magic realm.

Skills:

  1. Scan feature allows you to see upcoming dangers and traps.
  2. Pick up and place objects to gain access to new levels.
  3. Earn valuable coins and gems in the Bonus Games.
  4. Launch Squeak into action to remove enemies from the path.
  5. Special power-ups allow you to jump or fly with Squeak.
reggie posted a review
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: March 1994
  • No. of Levels: 45
  • Theme: Action

The distant planet of Grool was once a peaceful land filled with wonderful coins and valuable gems. Now the evil Kat of Nine Tails has come up with a sinister plan to make sure nobody gets in its way of being the supreme ruler of Grool. That's where you come in! You're Bubble, a little boy with a big attitude. Don't worry though, you won't be alone on your quest. You will have the help of your fearless buddy Squeak, who has a constant craving for the sweet taste of bubblegum, and has even known to perform some unusual stunts from time to time. Remember what they say - two heads are better than one!

reggie posted a review

This is a simple adventure game about the traveler and his companion - a little money. Two of them are two traveling in different exotic places helping each other at the moments of hardships. The monkey is your faithful friend who may help you in different ways. Sometimes she may transport you through an obstacle or lift you up for climbing onto a higher platform. But watch out for her as well or else you both may die.

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