Bubble Bobble Chronology SeriesEdit
Which it is the chronological order of the series?
Thank You22.214.171.124 07:00, July 16, 2016 (UTC)
I might be wrong with this but a few years ago I thought i'd debunked it with a friend of mine that Bubble Bobble Part 2 (NES) is in fact the first in the series as it may be a prequel. It stars Cubby & Robby which happen to be Bub & Bob's decendants so it further suggests that those events happened way before the first Bubble Bobble.
There really isn't a definitive chronological order to the series, as there's so much discontinuity over whether or not the Bub and Bob that star in certain games are descendants or not.
As for Part 2, if the "Cub and Rob" story is considered canon, it would take place after the first Bubble Bobble, as descendants are people descended from a person, ergo it means that Bub and Bob came first.
In the PC Engine version of Rainbow Islands (I think? Could have been Parasol Stars), there's a little blurb (in Japanese, I think? I have it written down somewhere in english, I'd need to look though) at the end that states that Baron von Blubba had his soul split into three parts after being defeated (the three parts becoming the Skull Brothers from BBP2), and that Bub and Bob's descendants must encounter them a few hundred years later or something.
So, if the "descendants" thing is considered canon, the order would be thus:
- Bubble Bobble
- Rainbow Islands
- Parasol Stars
- Bubble Symphony
- Bubble Bobble Part 2
- Bubble Bobble Junior
Not sure where Bubble Memories would fit into this, as it doesn't mention any of Bub and Bob's previous adventures. Also, all the games after Bubble Memories kind of discard a lot of the elements of the original canon, and tend to lump the characters stated to be Bub and Bob's children/descendants in with the original Bub and Bob, so there really isn't a definitive timeline or canonical order to the games, and the canon itself is pretty flimsy as is.
I'll look around for that blurb about Bubble Bobble Part 2, and see if I can post it later.
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