Bubble Ghost (AMI)

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Bubble Ghost
Bubble Ghost - AMI - USA.jpg
Platform: Amiga
Year: 1988
Developer: Infogrames S.A.

Bubble Ghost is a non-violent skill game. You have to manouever a bubble out of a castle, which you do by blowing. Being a ghost, you can rotate and hover through all obstacles without being hurt, but the bubble bursts as soon as it touches anything.

The Amiga port was received slightly better than the Atari ST original. At least in WinUAE 4.3.0, mouse control may seem sluggish, yet proves easy to use. A Game Boy version was also developed.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Two players wanted!

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Oughta move the mouse.

Bubble Ghost - AMI - Puff.png

You can see the wall behind the red ghost!

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What have you done?

Music

The Atari ST original has no music at all. Fortunately, Stéphane Picq, then a professional programmer and only a hobby musician, was tasked with porting the game to the Amstrad CPC and Amiga and took the liberty to design his own soundtrack, possibly his first! It opens with an eerie song and continues with a quiet castle - perhaps too quiet, given the elaborate machinery in both the castle and the Amiga - save for the sliding screens and the ghost's witty noises. Most popular with reviewers were the ghost's wheeze, cough and angry babbling.

An Accolade version has been found, with additional unused sound effects, but no music.

Recording

The song was recorded from the title screen in WinUAE 4.3.0.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Stéphane Picq 4:01
Download

Credits

The music driver is the same as in The Ultimate Soundtracker.

(Source for Picq. Source for Soundtracker: Code comparison.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

(Info)


Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in Paula chip.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Bubble Ghost
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Bubble Ghost
Platform: Amiga
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: bit star
  UK.svg   UK
Bubble Ghost - AMI - bit star.jpg
Title: Bubble Ghost
Platform: Amiga
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: bit star
  France.svg   France
Bubble Ghost - AMI - bit star.jpg
Title: Bubble Ghost
Platform: Amiga
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: bit star
  Netherlands.svg   Netherlands
Bubble Ghost - AMI - bit star.jpg
Title: Bubble Ghost
Platform: Amiga
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: bit star

Links


Bubble Ghost
Bubble Ghost Platform - AMI.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - NES.png
Bubble + Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png
Notable Songs
Notable Personnel Hitoshi Sakimoto • Stéphane Picq
Notable Companies Infogrames • Accolade