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Bust-a-Move Deluxe

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Bust-a-Move Deluxe is the first game in the franchise to appear on the PSP. True to the classic puzzle gameplay, players launch bubbles of different colours from the bottom of the screen to match at least three like colours to clear parts of the field before it is forced down. This version offers 300 puzzles in the Classic mode and adds some new modes.

In the Ghost mode, bubbles pass through any objects until they hit and wall, and then stick to another orb. If you fail to clear a set of bubbles, a heart meter increases. When it reaches five, the game is over. Clear plenty of bubbles and a ghost will appear on the opponent's screen, masking the colours. There are also 8 Challenge Puzzle modes, with six rounds each, adding extra strategy through balancing the board, hiding colours for a while, a cannon placed on a horizontally-moving conveyor belt, varying colours, single-shot puzzles, distorted time and speed, or a focus on skill shots by playing for points. Multiplayer is also supported.

Next to the known characters Bub, Bob, Monsta and Dorank, 6 new playable characters include Goon, Chick'n, Banebow and Propella and unlockables.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultra Puzzle Bobble Pocket" -- Japanese title
  • "Bust-a-Move Ghost" -- European/Australian title

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The Press Says

Worth Playing PSP Jun 23, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN PSP Jun 25, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
Deeko PSP Apr 07, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Portable Review PSP Oct 31, 2007 30 out of 40 75
IC-Games PSP May 01, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Games Radar PSP Apr 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70 PSP Jun 09, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Yahoo! Games PSP Apr 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 (UK) PSP Jun 05, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Xbox Jul 21, 2006 11 out of 20 55


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