ACA Neo Geo Puzzle Bobble Now Available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

ACA Neo Geo Puzzle Bobble

Fans of classic arcade gaming will know the name “Neo Geo”, the home console that was literally the arcade machine (as the price for games attested). The latest release in the ACA Neo Geo line is Puzzle Bobble, which is out now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. At least the price is much lower than the original release.

For those that don’t know, Puzzle Bobble was the evolutionary follow-up to Taito’s hit, Bubble Bobble game. Puzzle Bobble pulls characters and themes from the previous game and mixes them in a new game of match three shooting action. For those that don’t know, Bubble Bobble was a single screen action game where you moved around and blew bubbles onto the enemies and then kicked them to reveal prizes. Clearing the screen of enemies sent you to the next screen.

ACA Neo Geo Puzzle Bobble is the latest release in the Hamster line of “reproduction” releases of classic Neo Geo arcade games for modern platforms. What fans get with these releases are the ability to challenge other gamers online with a high score board and change settings such as difficulty levels.

While I am a purist at heart, I am not against these types of updates to classic games. I would prefer they also include a version with updated graphics and such – if nothing else it would help justify the purchase even more, especially for those that feel emulation and illegal ROMs are acceptable.

Are you a purist as well? Grab a copy of Puzzle Bobble off eBay.

ACA Neo Geo Puzzle Bobble by Hamster
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Arcade, puzzle
Rated: E for Everyone on Nintendo Switch and on Xbox
Available now on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, PlayStation 4 version pending