Bubble Platform

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Bubble Platform
In-Game Information
Type: Platform
Location(s): MaGMML2:
The Dampening
Boil Man
Metallic Ocean
MaGMML: Episode Zero:
Bubble Base
Misc. Information
Alt. Name(s): Bubble (Game Gear Mega Man manual)
Programmer(s): Renhoek
Series Information
Official Game Appearances: Mega Man 5
Mega Man (Game Gear)
Mega Man 9
MaGMML Game Appearances: MaGMML2
MaGMML: Episode Zero
Megamix Engine

The Bubble Platform is a gimmick in Mega Man 5, found in Wave Man's stage (and in Splash Woman's stage in Mega Man 9 with a near-identical setup). It is a small or large floating bubble that is able to be used as a platform.

Bubble Platforms were first made available in the devkit for Make a Good Mega Man Level 2, where they appeared in the entries The Dampening and Boil Man, as well as in the Tier X stage Metallic Ocean. Bubble Platforms later appeared in the Make a Good Mega Man Level: Episode Zero stage Bubble Base.


Bubble Platforms are spawned from Bubble Generator objects, and come in two sizes. The small bubbles can be stood on, but will eventually pop after doing so, while the large bubbles can be stood on indefinitely. However, both sizes will pop upon touching a ceiling, or (if they're underwater) reaching the surface of water.

Bubble Generators have several creation code variables that affect them and the Bubble Platforms they make:

  • totalTimer - The maximum number of frames before the timer loops back to zero.
  • bubbleInterval - The number of frames the timer must reach before generating a Bubble Platform.
  • isSmall - Controls the size of the Bubble Platform made; setting it to false creates a large Bubble Platform.
  • smallBubbleTimer - How many frames pass before a small Bubble Platform pops after being stood on.
  • bubblesPerInterval - Controls how many Bubble Platforms can be made before the timer resets.