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Bub & Bob

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Bub__Bob.img_.sit (1.69 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
BubBob173.sit_.bin (951.50 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
BubBob173.sitx_.bin (850.88 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ExtraBubBobLevels.sit_.bin (127.50 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ExtraBubBobLevels.sitx_.bin (119.50 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
BubBob20981.sit_.bin (8.81 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
BubBob20981.sitx_.bin (8.62 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
BubBob20981.dmg (9.32 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (10.05 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (9.39 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Bub & Bob is a Bubble Bobble clone.

Both SIT and SITX files are present here, if you're using Mac OS 8.6 or higher, use Stuffit Expander 7.03 (with Stuffit Standard) to unstuff SITX archives. If you have anything below that, use the regular SIT archive. DMG and Zip are for Mac OS X only.

Downloads 1 and 2 are the original Bub and Bob, version 1.7.3, the documentation says (if I recall) Mac OS 8 up to Mac OS 9.2.2.
Downloads 3 and 4 are extra third party levels for use with the original Bub and Bob.
Downloads 5/6/7 is the final version of Bub and Bob 2 0.981, Carbonized for use with Mac OS 8.6 up to Mac OS X.
Download 8 is Bub and Bob X 1.1.2 for Mac OS X only.
Download 9 was put up by the original creator of the page, and I have no idea if it's an earlier version of the original Bub and Bob, or if it's just emulator ready.

As a note, the start screen for Bub and Bob 2 under Mac OS 9(.2.2) does not work properly, however, this can be alleviated by just using the menu at the top and going from there, provided you kill full screen and run it in a window. This issue doesn't show up in Mac OS X (10.4.11 as tested), however. Why this happens is unknown.

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by WhosIt.There - 2017, December 25 - 9:18pm

Version 1.2 doesn't let you bounce up the walls on breaking bubbles either ... maybe I'm just misremembering from another version of the Bubble Bobble game.

by Catar4x - 2017, December 25 - 2:13pm

Hey mrdav, thanks again, all is good Smile

by mrdav - 2017, December 25 - 9:32am

Hi Catar4x, I just tested the key for v X1.1.1 that I gave and it works for me on both X 1.1.2 and X 1.2 that are here

by Catar4x - 2017, December 24 - 8:23pm

Thanks for the keys mrdav, good for v2 Laughing out loud

Can't validate the X 1.2 version however, can you upload the 1.1.1 version? Thanks again

by Catar4x - 2017, December 24 - 8:21pm

Use Bub & Bob X 1.2 version, you can bounce up.

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by WhosIt.There - 2017, December 24 - 4:57am

The Bub & Bob X 1.1.2 version works in macOS X Sierra, although possibly runs a bit too quickly on my Mac Mini, but the game isn't as good as the original version. The collision detection is a bit off and it's far more difficult (impossible?) to use bubbles bounce off the top of the screen to get back to the bottom. Plus I'm almost certain you used to be able to bounce up using breaking bubbles against the side of the screen, but that doesn't work in this version either. Sad

by mrdav - 2017, December 21 - 11:15am

Try this for v. 2.0.981:

Name: The Blade
Code: 123-400-789-736

or for X 1.1.1

name: symmetry // CORE
SN: ZYL-730-YEF-100

by Catar4x - 2017, December 21 - 9:03am

Can't find at all a serial for the latest MAC OS X release, can someone share his purchased key back in the day ? I remember there was also a cracked version on torrents site long time ago but can't get it anymore. Thanks a lot!

by Catar4x - 2016, November 19 - 12:19pm

Bub & Bob 1.73 serial :

Name: Cendryom
Code: 294136380

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by NicholasRapoir - 2014, August 31 - 1:23am

Thanks a bundle for this, one of my favorites as a kid..

iig's picture
by iig - 2010, May 5 - 6:35pm

but bub and bob 2 uses bub and bob x's serial number. . .

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by YYsMG - 2010, May 5 - 1:57pm

This is easily abandon-ware
Bub and Bob 2 is now freeware and available on the creators site for download, and thats OSX native
This original isn't, presumably because no one browsing there would have a system capable of running it
So, a perfect MacintoshGarden candidate!

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by iig - 2010, April 29 - 2:12pm

Well, although this *MIGHT* not be considered abandonware, this is a great piece of software.
If you want to be safe, you should donate to mcsebi before using the serial.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, April 28 - 4:22pm

This is now a disk image, ready to use in emulators.
Thank you for uploading at all. Wink

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by YYsMG - 2010, April 27 - 6:54pm

This may or may not work under System 6, the documentation doesn't mention OS requirements and i don't have anything old enough to find out myself