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Bubble Symphony
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Ving
Developer:
Original system(s): Taito F3 Syetem
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Sound driver: SCSP (1Track)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥3,800 T-19905G




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Bubble Symphony (バブルシンフォニー) is an entry in the Bubble Bobble series of games. Originally released in Arcades (and sometimes known as Bubble Bobble 2 due to it being the second arcade release with Bubble Bobble-style gameplay), it was brought to the Sega Saturn in 1997. The Saturn version, however, was only released in Japan.

Gameplay

Bubble Symphony expands on the gameplay seen in Bubble Bobble by adding a pair of female dragons, Kululun and Cororon, to play as. Each dragon now has their own different attributes and can be selected by the user. It also includes branching routes and improved graphics/sound.

Production credits

  • Project Leader: Keppel Maekawa
  • Game Planner: Yoshitake Shirei, Keppel Maekawa
  • Software Design: Harumi. K, Meltycat!, K.Kuzukawa, Helper Natani
  • Map Creator: Taka. Furukawa, Yoshitake Shirei
  • Character Design: Turtle Mizukami, T. Ozaki, Koji?!, Yourychan
  • Dot Design Works: Akiyoshi Takada, Mari F, Natsuko Mochi, Shigeki Yamamoto, Ken, Yourychan, Indy. Chinkai
  • All Music Composed By & All Sound Produced By: Yasuko. Y -Zuntata-
  • Sound Effect: Babi -Zuntata-
  • Music Adviser: Tamayo.K -Zuntata-
  • Instruction Design: Mihoko Sudoh, Rintaroh Doi
  • Hardware Works: Katsumi Kaneoka, Hironobu Suzuki, Jun Sawaki
  • Special Thanks: Kyouji Shimamoto, Wolf Kato, Nara Shikao, Mal, Django. Shinchi
  • Special Thanks: All, VG Osaka, VG Tokyo, VG Kumagaya, Members, And You...
  • Presented by: Taito Corporation
Saturn's Staff:
  • Program: Takahiro Kuribayashi, Satoru Morikawa
  • Sound & Music: Jun Takemoto
  • Test Play: Minoru Kunii, Keiichi Takeda
  • Promotion & Manual: Shunsuke Ogasawara
  • President: Ryozo Sugawara
  • Programmed by: Ving Sapporo
  • Presented by: Ving


Track list


1. [Data Track] ({{{time}}})


2. CD Warning Message (00:08)
Running time: 0:08

Magazine articles

Main article: Bubble Symphony/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №73, p126
80 №71, p88[1]
67
70 №1997-42, p185[2]
82 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[3]
Sega Saturn
78
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
523,865,664 1997-10-07 CD-ROM(JP) T-19905G V1.001

References


Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands games for Sega systems
Bubble Bobble (1991) | Rainbow Islands Extra (1990) | Rainbow Islands (1993) | Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands (1996) | Bubble Symphony (1997)
Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move games for Sega systems
Bust-A-Move (1996) | Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition (1996) | Bust-A-Move 3 (1997) | Bust-A-Move 4 (2000) | Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)