And its everyone's favorite puzzle game Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move!
Words can't describe it since its everyone's favorite Neo-Geo Puzzle game! (=^_^=)
Genre: Puzzle Players: 1P Single or 2P Versus Size: 32 Megs Released on: MVS, AES, Neo-Geo CD, Wonderswan, SNES, ETC.
Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move is a Neo-Geo game made in 1994 by Taito, the same company that made the popular Bubble Bobble Series, All you do in this game is shoot 3 bubbles of the same color to make them dissappear. You can even choose to play as Bub (1P) or Bob (2P), and the bubbles inside are the enemies from BubBob. Within 30 Stages and Catchy Music, PB/BAM is an essential Party Game.
Puzzle Bobble is one puzzle packed game fine to play any time, talk about a treat for challengers. I don't know much about the many versions in existence or any extra features on them, but I find the GBA version and various Puzzle Bobble clones terrible. My favourite scenery is the phoenix constellation in Stages 26 - 28.
With Bubblun and Bobblon seperately operating their bubble shooters, I wonder who their partners are that reload the shooters from the bubble sack. If you look carefully at the bubbles you'll see the familiar faces of Monsta, Zen-Chan, Drunk, Mighta and all the other monsters from Bubble Bobble.
In the SNES version of Puzzle Bobble there are many more than 30 rounds in the game with special elemental bubbles and there is a battle mode where you fight all your Bubble Bobble nemesises up to Baron-von-Blubba.
I think I'll have another replay of this game for the HSC.
Finally on here early!
Puzzle Bobble defines what arcade games are about; it's simple yet challenging and impossible to get bored with for long. Needs to be played on Neo Geo because...
~No one quite did Puzzle Bobble - Like You Did!
Asuka does not wait until after school, she will kick your ass right now!
One of the best puzzle games (and series) I've ever played. Very addictive gameplay where you always want just one more go. The kind of game that nearly everyone would enjoy even people not normally into puzzle games.
One thing that's perhaps a bit unusual about this game is that the difficulty is really variable throughout the game. One minute you have a very tough round and then a load of easy ones. I HATE round 7! That always cause me problems.
Although I love playing this great game overall I do prefer Magical Drop 3 and Money Idol Exchanger.
Bust-A-Move Again was the first neo geo mvs cart I ever owned. It came already inside my 4 slot mvs cab when I bought it and the cab was pretty much only being used for that game as it had the marquee covering the 4 mini marquee slots. I played the game quite a bit ( and was no stranger to the series before that ) as I waited to get more mvs games from ebay.
I'll be honest though at the end of the day I enjoy puzzle games here and there and Bust-A-Move Again is a classic, but I do not love them like I do fighting games. So... I sold the kit on ebay . All the flyers were tucked inside the back of the cab still in plastic. It was in great shape and I was prolly a fool for getting rid of it, but at the time it really wasn't the reason I wanted a neo cab in my home.
On occasion I regret selling it, but then again if I did not , chances are I may never have got the incredible deal I found getting the mvs kof's 94,95,96,97,98,99,01 and 03 , all english labels with shockboxes and inserts for all the games including 00 and 02 which I picked up later to complete my kof collection. I'm also not sure if its just me , but I only buy mvs carts with english labels for my collection. It makes collecting a bit harder but its the way I want my collection. Barring anything that only came out in japan like Quiz Fighters.
I'm sure when I get down to it at the end and own almost every mvs cart, I'll curse the fact that I had it and let it slip away ,lol. Until then though, I'll enjoy my fighting games and thank the sale of Bust-A-Move Again for giving me all that fighting goodness. I hope its in a better place now.
May it rest in peace.
Edited by Bullet on 13. March 2010 21:19
Merlin -i think thats the one i find hard too - round 7, its really tough, its all really dense and mixed up. Its a shame Zatatek isnt here, he is very good at this game
This is a great game. I have the 4th game on DC but i like the simplicity of the original. there was a game on Sky box for anyone who has one in the UK, called Beehive Bedlam (I think) which is just like this, is actually more fun in some ways, if u didnt have to use the TV remote to control it. its not quite as hard.
Its a shame Taito never took on the hardware in a big way and produced more NG games, but the again in the early 90s Taito came close to releasing a console of their own called the Taito WOWOW which obviously would have been in pretty close competition with the NG.
I think PB is a fun game but when coming back to it a day or 2 later I just a feeling of 'I have done these levels before, cant i just skip to where I left off?'
I think where the real fun comes in (like alot of games) is 2 player mode where you go head to head and try to pass as many bubbles to the opponent as possible while trashtalking ans generally trying to kick their arse
My Neo Geo is in the lunch room at work (on freeplay) and people love puzzle bobble especially 2 player mode. We are currently organizing a puzzle bobble tournament that the staff can compete in to decide the PB champion!
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