King Bursty's two young sons, Bubby and Bobby, were turned into magic bubble breathing dinosaurs, and their girlfriends were kidnapped. You play the part of one of the magic bubble breathing dinosaurs in Bubble Bobble. Each level fits on one screen and is filled with platforms and monsters. You must capture each monster in a bubble and pop it in order to move to the next level. When the bubble is popped an item is left behind that can be grabbed for bonus points.
A password feature allows you to save the current game after each level. Play alone or link with a friend as you move Bubby and Bobby through a large number of levels.