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pbobble2x: MAME ROM Information.


Puzzle Bobble 2X (c) 1995 Taito.

A puzzle game. Link 3 or more colored bubbles by shooting an identical colored bubble. When they are joined together, they pop.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E10

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 232 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in November 1995.

This game is an expanded version of "Puzzle Bobble 2" :

* Either or none of them can be chosen from the menu in the test section.

* It has a Christmas and a Happy New Year intro.

* It has the extra mode built-in.

If you look closely at the bubbles, you'll notice that the enemies from "Bubble Bobble" are trapped inside; a different enemy for each different colored bubble. The following chart shows which enemies are trapped in which color bubble :

Legend : Color of Bubble => "Bubble Bobble" Enemy Inside

Blue => Zen-Chan

Yellow => Pulpul

Red => Invader

Green => Drunk

Purple => Monsta

Orange => Banebou

Black => Hidegonsu

White => Mighta

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed it to 'AAA'.


1. Puzzle Bobble (1994)

1. Puzzle Bobble [MVS] (1994)

2. Puzzle Bobble 2 (1995)

2. Puzzle Bobble 2 [MVS] (1999)

3. Puzzle Bobble 2X (1995)

4. Puzzle Bobble 3 (1996)

5. Puzzle Bobble 4 (1997)

6. Super Puzzle Bobble (1999)

7. Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)

8. Super Puzzle Bobble 2 (2002, Sony PlayStation 2)

9. Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars (2003, Nintendo GameCube)

10. Puzzle Bobble Vs. (2003, Nokia N-Gage)

11. Ultra Bust-a-Move (2004, Microsoft XBOX)

12. Puzzle Bobble Pocket (2005, Sony PSP)

13. Puzzle Bobble DS (2005, Nintendo DS)

14. Space Puzzle Bobble (2008, Nintendo DS)

15. Puzzle Bobble Wii (2009, WiiWare - Nintendo Wii)


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1996, "Puzzle Bobble 2X")

Sega Saturn (1997, "Puzzle Bobble 2X + Space Invaders")

* Computers :

PC [Windows 95 Ver.1.0, CD-ROM] (1998)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.128u4 [Ross Myers]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- 0.133u1: Renamed (pbobbl2o) to (pbobble2o), (pbobbl2j) to (pbobble2j), (pbobbl2u) to (pbobble2u) and (pbobbl2x) to (pbobble2x).

- 0.128u4: Ross Myers added Puzzle Bobble 2 (Ver 2.3O 1995/07/31). Renamed (pbobble2) to (pbobbl2o).

- 0.106u13: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600, 800 - pal16l8a-d77-09.bin, pal16l8a-d77-10.bin, palce16v8q-d77-11.bin, palce16v8q-d77-12.bin and palce16v8q-d77-14.bin) to clone Puzzle Bobble 2X.

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Puzzle Bobble 2 (World)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 2 (Ver 2.2O 1995/07/20)' and clones 'Puzzle Bobble 2 (Japan)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 2 (Ver 2.2J 1995/07/20)', 'Bust-A-Move Again (US)' to 'Bust-A-Move Again (Ver 2.3A 1995/07/31)' and 'Puzzle Bobble 2X (Japan)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 2X (Ver 2.2J 1995/11/11)'.

- 18th May 2001: Bryan McPhail fixed the black spots in the background graphics of Puzzle Bobble 2 and 3.

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Puzzle Bobble 2 (World) (Taito 1995) and clones (Japan), Bust-A-Move Again (US) and Puzzle Bobble 2X (Japan). Known issues: (zoomed) background layer is incorrect. Playfields are 1 off in the x-axis.

- 16th January 2001: Bryan McPhail fixed some memory corrupting bugs in the Taito F3 driver.

- 15th January 2001: Bryan McPhail finally submitted his Taito F3 driver, which is not graphically perfect and crashes hard sometimes but has complete ES5505 sound emulation thanks to Aaron Giles, Ian Schmidt and R. Belmont. Not all games are working due to 68020 core bugs, but these are: Ring Rage, Arabian Magic, Riding Fight, Grid Seeker: Project Stormhammer, Gunlock / Rayforce, Super Cup Finals / Hat Trick Hero '93, Top Ranking Stars, Light Bringer, Kaiser Knuckle / Global Champion, Bubble Bobble 2 / Bubble Symphony, Space Invaders DX, Taito Power Goal / Hat Trick Hero '95, Quiz Theater - 3tsu no Monogatari, Akkanvader, Moriguchi Hiroko no Quiz de Hyuu!Hyuu!, Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Kyukyoku Tiger 2, Bubble Memories, Cleopatra Fortune, Puzzle Bobble 3, Arkanoid Returns, Kirameki Star Road, Puchi Carat and Pop 'N Pop.

LEVELS: 30 - 12 (normal mode - versus mode)

Other Emulators:

* Raine

Recommended Games (Puzzle Bobble):

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move

Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again

Puzzle Bobble 2

Puzzle Bobble 3

Puzzle Bobble 4

Super Puzzle Bobble

Candy Puzzle

Cookie & Bibi

Cookie & Bibi 2

Cookie & Bibi 3

XESS - The New Revolution (Cookie & Bibi)

Mouse Shooter GoGo

Puzzle De Pon!

Bang Bang Ball

Freeze (Atari)

Ghostlop (prototype)

Magical Drop II

Magical Drop III

Magic Bubble

Money Puzzle Exchanger

Bubble 2000

Land Maker

Multi 5 (Bubble Gum)

Puzzle Uo Poko

Puzzle De Bowling

Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble

Romset: 10753 kb / 14 files / 4.59 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pbobble2x" sourcefile="taito_f3.c" cloneof="pbobble2" romof="pbobble2">
              <description>Puzzle Bobble 2X (Ver 2.2J 1995/11/11)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e10-29.20" size="262144" crc="f1e9ad3f" sha1="8689d85f30e075d21e4be01a2a097a850a921c47" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e10-28.19" size="262144" crc="412a3602" sha1="d754e6ac886676d2c1eb52de3a727894f316e6b5" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e10-27.18" size="262144" crc="88cc0b5c" sha1="bb08a7b8b37356376052ed03f8515677811823c0" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e10-26.17" size="262144" crc="a5c24047" sha1="62861577ce0aedb8d05360f0302fceecbde15420" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e10-02.rom" merge="e10-02.rom" size="1048576" crc="c0564490" sha1="cbe9f880192c08f4d1db21d5ba14073b97e5f1d3" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e10-01.rom" merge="e10-01.rom" size="1048576" crc="8c26ff49" sha1="cbb514c061106003d2ae2b6c43958b24feaad656" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e10-07.rom" merge="e10-07.rom" size="1048576" crc="dcb3c29b" sha1="b80c3a8ce53d696c57675e654c9927ef8687759e" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e10-06.rom" merge="e10-06.rom" size="1048576" crc="1b0f20e2" sha1="66b44d059c2896abac2f0e7fc932489dee440ba0" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e10-05.rom" merge="e10-05.rom" size="1048576" crc="81266151" sha1="aa3b144f32995425db97efce440e234a3c7a6715" region="gfx2" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="e10-30.32" size="262144" crc="bb090c1e" sha1="af2ff23d6f9bd56c25530cb9bf9f452b6f5210f5" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e10-31.33" size="262144" crc="f4b88d65" sha1="c74dcb4bed979039fad1d5c7528c14ce4db1d5ec" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e10-04.rom" merge="e10-04.rom" size="2097152" crc="5c0862a6" sha1="f916f63b8629239e3221e1e231e1b39962ef38ba" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e10-03.rom" merge="e10-03.rom" size="2097152" crc="46d68ac8" sha1="ad014e9f0d458308014959ca6823077f581ab088" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-09.bin" size="260" crc="b371532b" sha1="7f875f380e69d14326a036a09d2fda7554b73664" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-10.bin" size="260" crc="42f59227" sha1="1f0db7489b49c00603ea51d130c9dfc237545390" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-11.bin" size="279" crc="eacc294e" sha1="90679d523d90c1f8d2ecbd7b6fac2861f94cf107" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-12.bin" size="279" crc="e9920cfe" sha1="58b73fe65f118d57fdce56d781593fc70c797f1b" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-14.bin" size="279" crc="7427e777" sha1="e692cedb13e5bc02edc4b25e9dcea51e6715de85" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="232" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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