Fukio “MTJ” Mitsuji, the creator of Bubble Bobble, died five years ago, on December 11th 2008, at 48. We want to remember his genius with a new release of Bubble Bobble Lost Cave, exactly one year after the original release of our 100 level ROM hack.
– Program optimization. The game should have much less slowdowns now (ie it should slow down only where the original Bubble Bobble slows down!)
– Bootleg support. The game can now run also on most bootleg “Bobble Bobble” PCBs (or on emulated bootleg clones, should you want to do it). Forget the crappy bootleg behavior: Lost Cave works on bootleg boards just like on the originals.
– Difficulty rebalancing. The game has been carefully rebalanced, based on one year of user feedback. It *should* now be possible to complete it with one credit. Greater contributors are even acknowledged in the end credits of the “Super” Mode!
Note: if you want to play the game with an emulator, all you really need is the bublcave.zip file. The additional bootleg files are necessary only if you want to convert a real Bobble Bobble / Super Bobble Bobble bootleg board into a Bubble Bobble Lost Cave one. Please read the readme.txt file for full info, or email us.
One last thing… After one year, it’s ok to reveal this…