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If you think you're experiencing deja vu, relax! You have seen this title before. It's a hit PC game that's just making its Game Boy debut. In this title you become a ghost who must guide a bubble through the maze-like passages of a haunted mansion. Along the way you'll have to avoid hidden traps and other nasty surprises or your bubble will burst in a big way. The game features over 33 different mazes.
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What does a ghost do to keep himself entertained when there's no one around to scare the pants off of? Well, after witnessing a strange new Game Boy phenomenon called Bubble Ghost, we discovered one goofy-ghost who keeps himself busy with bubbles. Huh? The ghost flies through a series of halls, pushing a bubble along with tiny puffs of breath. The tricky part is that these rooms are filled with obstacles such as spike-embedded ceilings and fans. As you can imagine, the little ghost runs into many panicky situations, especially when those fans stir up the air-currents and sail that little bubble right towards those spikes. With 35 halls to master, this ghost may even miss Halloween! Bubble Ghost is bubblin' with challenge, not to mention fun!
If you feel an eerie sense of deja vu when you hear the name Bubble Ghost, relax! You're not going crazy. This puzzler with the pint-sized ghost for a hero, which in its prior life was a popular PC title, has been reincarnated for your Game Boy.
The Ghost in this cart makes his home in the halls of a spacious but dangerous old castle. To amuse himself our Ghost friend has picked up an unusual habit-he's into bubbles. That's right, to entertain himself the Ghost blows bubbles around the castle. But bubbles, as you know, are very delicate and fragile. The Ghost's challenge is to maneuver his bubble through the entire castle without popping it.
To successfully navigate the entire Castle with his bubble intact, the Ghost must blow it through 35 different Halls. Unfortunately, each Hall's fraught with dangerous obstacles, such as blazing candles, blowing fans, spinning spikes, and deadly gates that appear out of nowhere. While these obstacles pose no danger to the Ghost-after all he can walk right through walls without getting a scratch-they're deadly to the bubble. A brush against the wall, the heat from a candle, a quick prick by a spike, will pop the bubble in an instant.
Don't Be A Blow Hard
What's a spirit to do? Blow! Using Button A to control his puffs the Ghost can blow the bubble in eight different directions. What's more he can huff and puff and blow the bubble clear across a Hall or gently puff it ever so slightly.
At first a little clever blowing is all it takes to maneuver through a Hall successfully. But as the Ghost tries to navigate through the more difficult Halls he'll find he needs a little spiritual insight as well if he's going to figure out just how to get past that burning candle or that whirling fan.
Well, Blow Me Down!
The Ghost has five bubbles to play around with before the game is over. He can also continue his game three times. But there's no password or save feature in this puzzler, so you'll have to make it through all 35 Halls in one sitting to beat the game!
If that seems like a haunting prospect remember that you can also compete for high scores! You'll earn points based on the speed with which you push a bubble through a Hall and the number of obstacles you successfully eliminate.
Bubble Ghost is a fun variation on the traditional Game Boy puzzler fare although a high frustration factor (those darn bubbles are so fragile) does lead to the temptation to "blow the game off," as it were. Average graphics and sound make this a fair adaptation of the original title. Who says you can't teach an old spirit new tricks?
- Watch out ton hidden objects or strange ghostly happenings. It something seems a little suspicious try blowing on it. You never know what'll happen. For example, figure out how to make the On/Off switch work and you can turn ott an annoying fan!
- Don 't make like the big bad wolf when a little pull is all you need. You'll have much more control il you move the bubble slowly and carefully.