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Bust-A-Move

Released June 1994 · consists of 14 releases.

Also known as Puzzle Bobble, Bust-A-Move is a puzzle spinoff of Bubble Bobble where players try to clear a board of colored bubbles by firing other bubbles at an angle.

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Bust-A-Move

First release date June 1994
Platform Game Gear , Super Nintendo Entertainment System , PlayStation Portable , Neo Geo , 3DO , Neo Geo CD , WonderSwan , Arcade , PC , Xbox One , PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch
Developer Taito Corporation , Santos Co., Ltd.
Publisher Taito Corporation , Sunsoft , GameBank Corp. , HAMSTER Corporation
Genre Puzzle
Theme Fantasy
Franchises Bust-A-Move , ACA NeoGeo
Aliases Puzzle Bobble Puzzle Bobble: Bust-A-Move

Overview

Bust-A-Move (known outside of North America, as well as in some digital re-releases, as Puzzle Bobble, and sometimes known in Europe as Puzzle Bobble: Bust-A-Move) is a tile-matching puzzle game developed and released by Taito for arcades throughout 1994. It was first released exclusive to Japan for the Taito B System hardware in June, then released worldwide for the Neo Geo MVS hardware in December.

It is a spin-off of the Bubble Bobble series, featuring themes from the original game (such as enemies trapped in bubbles by the cutesy dinosaur duo Bub and Bob that must be popped). Players attempt to clear a board of colored bubbles by firing other bubbles at an angle and matching multiple bubbles of the same color.

Along with numerous sequels, the game also received ports to home systems. From 1995-1996, the game was ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Neo Geo CD (in Japan only), 3DO, Game Gear, and PC (published by GameBank). It was later ported to the WonderSwan (in Japan only, published by SunSoft) in July 1999.

Gameplay

The player shoots colored bubbles from the bottom of the screen. The bubbles are released from an arrow in the center of the screen that the player can adjust. Bubbles bounce off walls until they make contact with another bubble or the ceiling. When three bubbles of the same color touch they burst and are removed from the game board. If there are now bubbles which are not connected to the ceiling or another bubble those will also be removed from the game board. Bubbles removed in this way are worth more points.

The game features a single player set of challenge levels, and split screen multiplayer. In multiplayer the players are given identical boards and bubble order. Whenever a player removes four or more bubbles with a single shot extra bubbles are added to his or her opponent's board.

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Specific release details

Puzzle Bobble
Puzzle Bobble
Platform WonderSwan
Region Japan
Developer
Publisher
Release date July 1999
Product code None
Company code None
Rating
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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Puzzle Bobble 2X / Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition & Puzzle Bobble 3 / Bust-A-Move 3 S-Tribute

Puzzle Bobble 2X / Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition & Puzzle Bobble 3 / Bust-A-Move 3 S-Tribute

Enhanced emulated Saturn versions of two Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move titles.

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First iOS version of the series, with a story mode and Bluetooth vs.

Bust-A-Move '99

Bust-A-Move '99

The third sequential game in the Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble series, given different titles in other regions.

Bust-A-Move Plus!

Bust-A-Move Plus!

Taito's classic puzzle game Bust-A-Move is reborn on both the Wii (as a WiiWare title) and Xbox 360 (as an Xbox Live Arcade title).

Super Bust-A-Move

Super Bust-A-Move

Taito's signature puzzle game makes its way to the PlayStation 2, complete with a new stylized toon art style.

Bust-A-Move Frenzy

Bust-A-Move Frenzy

An arcade exclusive entry in the Bust-A-Move series.

Bust-A-Move Universe

Bust-A-Move Universe

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