Were Bubble Bobble cheats always available in the arcade?



  • The original Bubble Bobble provides well-know cheat codes (e.g. "Power-up", "Original" mode, etc.).

    In one guide, I've read that in order for them to work, the arcade need a dip switch to be enabled (or something like that).

    Now, I think I couldn't find such dip switch in the emulated ROM I play with (on MAME), so I have a doubt: is such switch real, or it doesn't exist (and consequently, cheats were available on all the arcade Bubble Bobble machines)?



  • The https://archive.org/details/arcademanual_bub-bob doesn't mention it so I think that one guide is probably wrong, AFAIK the Power Up! cheat worked on all arcade machines.




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