pbobble4 Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)

Immagine gioco: Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)
Available images:

Romset name: pbobble4.zip
Production year: 1997
Manufacturer: Taito Corporation

Game genre: Puzzle
Category: Puzzle / Toss

This machine has the following clones:
 • Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04A 1997/12/19)
 • Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04J 1997/12/19)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .037b15

The MAME driver of this machine is: taito_f3.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68EC020 ("maincpu")cpu 16000000 Hz
    M68000 ("taito_en:audiocpu")cpu 15238050 Hz
    Speaker ("taito_en:lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("taito_en:rspeaker")audio
    ES5505 ("taito_en:ensoniq")audio 15238050 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 232 @ 58.970000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

  • ROMs (19 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    e49-12.20524288fffea203 6351209c78099f270c8d8c8aa4a2dd9ce126c4ed good pbobble4
    e49-11.19524288bf69a087 2acbdb7faf5bdb1d9b5b9506c0b6f02fedcbd6a5 good pbobble4
    e49-10.185242880307460b 7ad9c6e5d319d6727444ffd14a87c6885445cee0 good pbobble4
    e49-16.175242880a021624 21a948f9f4adce0aaf76292f419a7c289f265d30 good pbobble4
    e49-021048576c7d2f40b cc6813189d6b31d7db099e49443af395f137462c good pbobble4
    e49-011048576a3dd5f85 2b305fdc18806bb5d7c3de0ac6a6eb07f98b4d3d good pbobble4
    e49-08104857687408106 6577568ab4b92d6a81f43cf9ea2f0e30e17e2742 good pbobble4
    e49-0710485761e1e8e1c 9c3b994064c6af62b6a24cab85089a74fd92cf7f good pbobble4
    e49-061048576ec85f7ce 9fead68c38fc9ca84d34d70343b13665978c362b good pbobble4
    e49-13.3226214483536f7f 2252cee00ae260954cc76d92af8eb2a87d23cbfb good pbobble4
    e49-14.3326214419815bdb 38ad682236c7df0710055dd8dbdec30d5da0839d good pbobble4
    e49-032097152f64303e0 4d5df77047522419d21ff36402076e9b7c5acff8 good pbobble4
    e49-04209715209be229c a3a88969b34628d2bf3163bdf85d520feac9a7ac good pbobble4
    e49-0520971525ce90ee2 afafc1f64ecf2dbd94a9f7871a26150ac2d22be5 good pbobble4
    pal16l8a-d77-09.bin260b371532b 7f875f380e69d14326a036a09d2fda7554b73664 good pbobble4
    pal16l8a-d77-10.bin26042f59227 1f0db7489b49c00603ea51d130c9dfc237545390 good pbobble4
    palce16v8q-d77-11.bin279eacc294e 90679d523d90c1f8d2ecbd7b6fac2861f94cf107 good pbobble4
    palce16v8q-d77-12.bin279e9920cfe 58b73fe65f118d57fdce56d781593fc70c797f1b good pbobble4
    palce16v8q-d77-15.bin279  nodump pbobble4

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Puzzle Bobble 4 (c) 1997 Taito.

Shoot colored bubbles towards clusters of other bubbles. When groups of similarly colored bubbles are formed, the bubbles burst.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E49

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 December 1997.

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


The US version is slightly different, it has a "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen and a "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


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)


Director : Kazuhiro Oohara

Planners : Kazuhiro Oohara, Tsukasa Ohshima, Nobuaki Kuroki, Takayasu Masaki

Base game designer : Seiichi Nakakuki

Programmers : Hiroshi Maruyama, Emoyan, Okazu Taiyaki, Nak

Character designer : Miyabi Tashiro

Graphic designers : Miyabi Tashiro, Chino Maeda, Ken Ninomiya, Mari Fukusaki, Sakotan, Debi, Kao, Kimiaki Yomo, Seiryu Kitagishi

Sound producer : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)

Sound director : Munehiro Nakanishi (Zuntata)

Sound composer : Rim. (Zuntata)

Voice actors & actress : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata), Naoto Yagishita (Yag) (Zuntata), Nakayama Jyotohei (Zuntata), Mizuki.U (Zuntata), Kumi.K, Takako.A, Chinami Nishimura (B1Produce)

Design works : Mihoko Sudoh

Quartity warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama, Makoto Obonai, Satoshi Katsumata, Eiji Kawabata

Production control : Seiji Watanabe, Kazuyori Masumoto, Kazuhiko Azuma, Eiji Maruyama, Takeshi Nakatani


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sega Dreamcast (2000)

NUON [Unreleased] (2001, "Bust-A-Move 4")

Nintendo 64

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1999)


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on pbobble4

0.37b15 [Bryan McPhail]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- pbobble4 and clones: Victory screen not shown at end of match. Tafoid (ID 02819)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (pbobbl4j) to (pbobble4j) and (pbobbl4u) to (pbobble4u).

- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600 - pal16l8a-d77-09.bin, pal16l8a-d77-10.bin, palce16v8q-d77-11.bin and palce16v8q-d77-12.bin) to Puzzle Bobble 4 and clone.

- 0.105u1: Changed description to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)' and clones '(Japan)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04J 1997/12/19)' and '(US)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04A 1997/12/19)'.

- 0.69: Fixed sound1 roms addresses.

- 13th March 2003: Paul Priest and MooglyGuy fixed the sound ROM loading in Puzzle Bobble 3, Puzzle Bobble 4 and Puchi Carat.

- 10th March 2003: Paul Priest fixed the sound ROM loading in Puzzle Bobble 4.

- 0.37b15: Bryan McPhail added Puzzle Bobble 4 (World) (Taito 1997) and clones (Japan) and (US).

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added (Testdrivers) Puzzle Bobble 4 (World) and clones (Japan) and (US). Known issues: Playfields are 1 off in the x-axis.

LEVELS: 30 (puzzle mode)

Other Emulators:

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