BUST-A-MOVE is an Arcade, Puzzle, Match-3, and Single-player video game developed by Taito. It is also known as Puzzle Booble, where the player finds a rectangular screen filled with colored bubbles. The objective is to clear all the bubbles from the area without any bubble crossing the bottom line.
If the balls cross the bottom line, the game ends. After clearing the arena, the next round begins with a new pattern of bubbles. The game has over thirty levels, and every level has more complex challenges. The fired bubbles from the bottom travel in straight lines by default, but these balls can bounce off the sidewalls.
If a ball collides with three or more identical colored bubbles, forming a group, it will get removed. After every few shots, the ceiling drops downwards slightly along with all the bubbles. The game offers points, and additionally, bonus points will be awarded for completing the round more quickly.
#1 Space Bust A Move
Space Bust A Move is an addictive Bubble Shooter, Match-3, Single-player and Multiplayer video game available to play on Nintendo DS, developed by Lancarse and published by Taito. It serves as the title in the series of Puzzle Bobble and offers the similar gameplay to previous titles. In the game, the player controls the pointer from the bottom of the screen, take aim and shoot the bubble to other same-coloured bubbles to smash. The task of the player is to shoot bubbles at other coloured bubbles at the top of the screen and struggle to clear the field while scoring the points. When the group of three or four bubbles are connected with each other, the group vanished. During the gameplay, the player picks up different power-ups like stars regardless of colour, and flame. Each power-up has its unique abilities, and the game offers several levels that the player needs to complete at any cost. There is a story mode, in which the player visits eight lands that uncover the storyline. With addictive gameplay, superb graphics, and smooth controls, Space Bust A Move is the wonderful game to play.
#2 Bust a Move 4
Bust a Move 4 (also known as Puzzle Bobble 4) is a Puzzle, Match-3, Single-player and Multiplayer Bubble Shooter video game developed and published by Taito Corporation. The game is the third sequel to the bubble shooter video game, Puzzle Bobble and serves as the final title. There are more than sixty levels available and the game offers two exciting modes such as Story and Single-player. It has a level editor, which the player can use to create his custom levels. According to the storyline, the game takes place on the planet Bubbleluna, where two exciting characters live named as Bob and Bub. As the story advances, the sun fails to raise, because the Cleaon has theft, the only light source called the Rainbow. The player controls the characters his way through numerous levels, struggle blast all bubbles from the screen while scoring the best points to restore the light. Bust a Move 4 includes brilliant modes such as Puzzle Mode, Story Mode, Story Versus, Win Contest, Challenge Mode, and more. The game becomes difficult to play, as the player advances through it.
#3 Bust a Move DS
Bust a Move DS is a Puzzle, Match-3, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Happy Happening and published by Taito for Nintendo DS. The game uses the slingshot system to fire bubbles, instead of using the fire mechanism used in previous entries. It brings the bubble shooting puzzles gameplay and introduces the Bob and Bub to the center of the stage as they effort to fling bubbles from the screen’s bottom to the top in attempt to match three or more same colored bubbles to pop. The game enables up to five players to compete against each other via wireless network. It has multiple levels of increasing difficulty and the player must complete each one to advance through the game. It offers easy to play, but hard to master gameplay. The game rewards the player with points for destroyed bubbles. Bust a Move DS includes prominent features such as Several Levels, Slingshot System, Engaging Gameplay, and more. Check it out, and have fun.
#4 Scrubbles: Bust-A-Move
Scrubbles: Bust-A-Move is a Match-3, Bubble Shooter, and Single-player video game developed and published by Big Fish Games for Microsoft Windows. Like other bubble shooter games, it has the same mechanics but comes with some different elements. According to the plot, Borb Bay is in trouble, and as the hero, you muster rescue Borb Bay from calamity. In the game, one wrong shot is enough to end the game. It lets you experience the arcade-style gameplay that will put your wits to test, not just for reflexes. So get ready to join the unforgettable cast of characters for an adventure to complete all puzzles. During the gameplay, you need to get all power-ups to gain new abilities. There are two types of modes, and the game comes with four difficulty levels. Five power-ups will let you unleash your hidden moves to clear the screen within no time to make the highest points. The game increases the difficulty level as you learn the basic and master some levels.
#5 BUST-A-MOVE JOURNEY
BUST-A-MOVE JOURNEY is an Arcade, Puzzle, Match-3, and Single-player video game developed by Taito for Android and iOS. Throughout the game, the player finds a field filled with colored balls with the mission to blast them before they get down to the bottom line. It is an addictive game as the player finds no enemies or combat scenarios.
The game has several levels, and eliminating the entire screen will let the player unlock advanced levels. As the player makes progress, the complexity of the game increases to ensure challenges. The game has three difficulty modes, including Easy, Normal, and Hard. The game has 270 puzzles, but the player can purchase an additional map to play more.
Identical to other match-3 scenarios, the player has to hit a group of three or more colored balls to disappear them. BUST-A-MOVE JOURNEY has core features such as 270 Puzzles, Additional Map, Three Complexity Modes, and Addictive Gameplay.
#6 Bust-A-Move Deluxe
Bust-A-Move Deluxe is an Arcade, Match-3, and Single-player video game developed by Dream Co. Throughout the game, the player has to launch the bubbles from the bottom to match at least three identical colored balls to clear them from the field before they approach down.
In the Ghost mode, bubbles can pass through any objects until they hit if the player fails to clear a set of bubbles, a heart meter increases. Eight challenge puzzle modes, with six rounds each, are there to test the player’s skills. The game has many rounds, and as the player makes progress, the difficulty will get increased.
As the player clears the screen, more balls will come to refill the empty spaces. For every shot, the player receives points, and blasting more than two groups of three balls will let the player perform a combo. It is easy to play, but masters all the rounds is very hard.
#7 Bust-a-Move Pocket
Bust-a-Move Pocket is an Arcade, Match-3, and Single-player video game developed by SNK. Throughout the game, the player has to blast the screen by matching three same-colored balls on the screen. The game has unlimited levels where the initial levels are easy to play, but the advanced ones required mastery skills.
Three playable modes are available such as Puzzle mode, Vs. Mode, and Survivor Mode. In the puzzle mode, the player plays through 99 puzzles, Vs. Mode lets the player against random opponents, and survivor mode is an endless mode with the mission to score the highest.
The player controls a cannon at the bottom that shoots randomly colored bubbles. When the shot ball touches the same color’s three or more bubbles, the space becomes empty. In puzzle mode, the ceiling comes down after a while, while in the other modes, additional bubbles are added to the vacant spaces.
#8 Ultra Bust-A-Move
Ultra Bust-A-Move is an Arcade, Puzzle, and Single-player video game developed by Taito. Throughout the game, the player finds a rectangular box filled with many different colored balls with one mission to clear the field. A cannon placed at the bottom will let the player launch a ball in the field, and as the launched ball hits three or more same colored bubbles, the space becomes empty.
The game has unlimited levels where the initial levels are easy to play, but the advanced ones are hard. The player receives score points after making a shot, and additional points will be awarded on combos. Combos are generated if the player blasts many balls in one hit.
In multiplayer mode, the player can play with a friend on the same screen via the split-screen option. Ultra Bust-A-Move has interesting features such as Match-3 Scenario, Multiplayer Mode, Different Puzzles, and Addictive Gameplay.
#9 Bust-a-Move Millennium
Bust-a-Move Millennium is an Arcade, Puzzle, Match-3, and Single-player video game developed by Acclaim Entertainment. Identical to other match-3 games, the player has to put himself in a challenge where matching the same colored balls is the task.
It is easy to play, but when it comes to match three same bubbles, forming a group, it is hard to manage. The game has multiple levels where every level appears with different balls. From the cannon placed at the bottom, the player hits a ball in the field. The ball travels straight, but as it hits the sidewalls, his direction gets changed.
The player can play with a friend on the same device, and the player who clears the field first wins the game. Bub, Bob, Banebou, Monsta, Chack’N, and Packy are the playable characters. The game has two playable modes such as endless mode and a challenge mode, with distinctive playstyle.
#10 Bust-A-Move Universe
Bust-A-Move Universe is a Puzzle, Strategy-based, Match-3, and Single-player video game with an emphasis on Bubble Shooter elements, published by Square Enix for Nintendo 3DS. In the game, the player just connects three or more bubbles of the same colour to destroy or remove them from the playfield. The game comes with all new challenges, new levels, graphics, and power-ups, and it lets the player explore the 3D universe full of fun-filled, addictive and bubble bursting excitement. During the gameplay, the player will enjoy the exhilarating 3D puzzle experience, while popping all available bubbles from the screen to score the best points. There are two exciting modes such as Puzzle and Challenge. In puzzle mode, the player must traverse the universe to rescue the friends while in challenge mode, the player must try to blast as many bubbles as possible within a set time limit. Bust-A-Move Universe includes core features such as Strategic Bubbles, Two Exciting Modes, Pop-n-Drop, and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it.
#11 Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters
Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters is a Platform, Single-player and Two-player video game developed by Artificial Mind and Movement for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. The game serves as the indirect sequel to Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time video game. The storyline starts with the character named Daffy Duck who accidentally breaks the Time Regulator of Granny and is thrown back in time with the machine. As the story advances, the time regulator goes somewhere, hurtling different citizens of different areas I time across space and time. After that, Bugs Bunny reaches the house of Granny and is tasked with locating the Time Gem, the lost characters, the gears, Daffy with the pet Taz of Granny. The main task of the player is to gather all the gears scattered around all levels and advance through five areas. The gameplay is almost similar to the previous title, but it is introducing new ones to Taz. Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters include core features such as 2D World, Challenging Levels, Exploration, Platforming Gameplay, and more.
#12 Bust a Groove
Bust a Groove is the perfect blend of Fighting and Music elements and the supports both Single-player and Multiplayer options, developed by Metro Graphics and published by Enix for PlayStation platform. The game mixed the Fighting game with PaRappa the Rapper-like Rhythm-based gameplay elements, featuring special moves designed to take down the opponent and revolve around on head-to-head matches. The mechanics of the game are quite simple and revolves around beats. During the game, the player to hit the series of arrows that occurs on the interaction bar using the smooth controls and can press the corresponding face button to perform a dance move. The player is assisted with the beats by the blinking of the bar, and when the player does a combo of eight different dance moves, new paths with complex moves will be unlocked, enabling him to earn more points. Frida, Gas-O, Hamm, Hiro, Kelly, etc. are prominent characters in the game to select and play.