Bust-A-Move / Puzzle Bobble
|Release||Neo Geo MVS - 12/21/1994 |
Neo Geo Home - Not Released
Neo Geo CD - 4/27/1995
Bust-A-Move, known as Puzzle Bobble (パズルボブル Pazuru Boburu?) in Japan, is a 1994 tile-matching puzzle arcade game developed and published by Taito. It is based on the 1986 arcade game Bubble Bobble, featuring characters and themes from that game. Its characteristically cute Japanese animation and music, along with its play mechanics and level designs, made it successful as an arcade title and spawned several sequels and ports to home gaming systems.
At the start of each round, the rectangular playing arena contains a prearranged pattern of colored "bubbles". At the bottom of the screen, the player controls a device called a "pointer", which aims and fires bubbles up the screen. The color of bubbles fired is randomly generated and chosen from the colors of bubbles still left on the screen.
The objective of the game is to clear all the bubbles from the arena without any bubble crossing the bottom line. Bubbles will fire automatically if the player remains idle. After clearing the arena, the next round begins with a new pattern of bubbles to clear. The game consists of 32 levels. The fired bubbles travel in straight lines (possibly bouncing off the sidewalls of the arena), stopping when they touch other bubbles or reach the top of the arena. If a bubble touches identically-colored bubbles, forming a group of three or more, those bubbles—as well as any bubbles hanging from them—are removed from the field of play, and points are awarded.After every few shots, the "ceiling" of the playing arena drops downwards slightly, along with all the bubbles stuck to it. The number of shots between each drop of the ceiling is influenced by the number of bubble colors remaining. The closer the bubbles get to the bottom of the screen, the faster the music plays and if they cross the line at the bottom then the game is over.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Game Gear, Windows, WonderSwan
The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.
Debug Dip Switch Settings
Based on characters from Bubble Bobble
Followed by Bust-A-Move 2 / EX
Followed by Bust-A-Move 3 / DX
Followed by Bust-A-Move 4
And many more......