Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For once, Bobblun gets the spotlight

How many folks actually refer to Bubble Bobble's second fiddle as Bobblun rather than Bob, I wonder?

Anyway, whether he's called Bob, Bobblun or "blue player two," the character is often ignored, even by those (like myself) who claim to be fans of Fukio Mitsuji's arcade classic. As such, the following piece of art, produced by Kasey Tararuj, is (to me, at least) as refreshing as it is adorable:

The image above doesn't give you the whole picture (pun intended) of Tararuj's piece, by the way. Looked at from the side, good ol' Bob--or Bobblun, or whatever you want to call him--and the bubble that encases him pop from the canvas in oh-so-au-currant 3D.

See what I mean, and read why Tararuj chose Bubble Bobble as a subject rather than Circus Charlie, by checking out the artist's blog, kaseytararuj. blogspot.com.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's pretty fantastic. I always opted to play as Bob when I played two player. I liked Blue better...and, no that I think of it...I almost always opt for the second player if there's a choice.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Huh. That's interesting, Justin! I don't think I've ever played as Bob myself. I do like that he's blue, though :)