Bust-A-Move 4 (Dreamcast)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.8

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When all is said and done, Bust-a-Move 4 is just a whole lot of fun. Yeah, it could have been better, but what's here is well worth the price of $29.99, and puzzle fan or no, you'll have a blast with this one. If you're looking for a good game to pass the time between now and the big fall push, this is certainly a good place to start.
Planet Dreamcast
Bust-A-Move 4 is a quality puzzle game with lots of replayability, tons of gameplay modes, and a nifty theme that's great for kids and adults alike. If you like puzzle games (or baby green dinosaurs with pointed teeth), you should probably "bust a move" (get it?) down to the local store and pick it up. Word to your mother.
Bust-A-Move 4 is an update of a classic series that fails to live up to potential. Just why Taito didn't include a 4 player mode is beyond comprehension, especially with the 4 controller ports in the Dreamcast. If you've never owned a Bust-A-Move game in the past there really is no reason not to have a this title in your collection. It may not push the system to its limits, but it is guaranteed to provide hours of fun.
Sin lugar a dudas estamos ante un juego divertidísimo, el mejor de DC en su género. Ahora bien, tenemos un problema y es que es la enésima versión de un concepto que se repite una y otra vez excepto por pequeñas novedades (el sistema de poleas y algún personaje) y además cuenta con dos grandes defectos, los tiempos de carga y la no inclusión de versus a cuatro personas. Con todo, no seamos catastrofistas, estamos ante un puzzle que nos tendrá horas pegado a la televisión y si es con amigos, muchas más, porque addicción tiene de sobras para largas horas. También cabe destacar que Bust a Move 4 salió al a venta a precio reducido directamente en consola del espiral.
Consoles Plus
Bust a Move 4 - et c'est bien dommage -, ne propose pas de réelle nouveauté par rapport au précédent épisode sur N64. Pire, le mode 4 joueurs en simultané n'est même plus présent dans cette version DC.
Bust-A-Move 4 ist meiner Meinung nach ganz klar das beste Pal-Puzzlespiel! Auch wenn das Spielprinzip nicht ganz so genial und süchtigmachend ist, beschäftigt man sich dank der vielen Möglichkeiten recht lange mit dem Titel. Matches gegen ein Kontrahenten sind dabei aber noch am besten, da sie am meisten Aktion und Spaß bieten. Die anderen Modi hingegen können mit der Zeit etwas öde werden, da es bei ihnen nichts frei zu schalten gibt und sie insgesamt auch nicht so aufregend sind. Alles in allem aber ein tolles Spiel.
This game is great if you want to kill some time, whether it's by yourself or with your friend. If you don't have a Dreamcast, make an effort to get at least one of the Bust-A-Move titles in your collection -- you'll never be disappointed with your experience.
Gaming Age
Bust-A-Move 4 isn't much of a departure from the rest of the series, but it does have some new additions and features that would warrant a purchase to those who haven't tried Bust-A-Move before, or are rabid fans of it. An online match up feature would have been nice, but at least we might see it in the next version of Bust-A-Move on the Dreamcast. Otherwise, the only nit picky problem I had with the game was the lack of a four player mode, and that sometimes the character you choose, is at times, so tall that they overlap a portion of the actual game screen.
Un bon titre qui procurera des heures de plaisir à ceux qui ne connaissent pas le genre mais qui ne propose malheureusement que très peu de nouveautés pour les autres. Le style délirant très réussi et le gameplay exceptionnel en font néanmoins un choix à retenir.
The Dreamcast has a few solid puzzle games, but Bust-A-Move 4 is neither a new breed nor a game that will push the power of your Dreamcast to impressive new levels. It is, however, exactly what most puzzle fans are looking for: a fun, value-packed addictive experience that looks as good as perhaps a puzzle game can or should. If it had the four-player mode, it'd be a must-have for DC owners who like puzzle games, or more specifically, Bust-A-Move. Since that mode is missing, BAM 4 is a good game and a decent purchase, but maybe one to rent first to determine how much you'll actually get out of it.
Le seul reproche à formuler serait d'ordre technique. Lorsqu'il y a trop de boules à l'écran, la partie se met parfois à ramer légèrement. Mais bon, là, je veux absolument jouer les lourds. Pas la peine donc de vous faire un dessin pour que vous compreniez que Bust a Move 4 s'avère être, malgré ce petit détail, fort réjouissant.
Aside from the minor gripes about the outlandish characters and the intolerable sound effects, I can assure you that Mr. Bubble himself would be tickled pink to share a bath with any of the famous or infamous bubbles from this game. Bust-A-Move 4 is a damn fine puzzle game. It's a game that, even if not a puzzle fan, you would be proud to say that you have in your collection.
The Video Game Critic
And despite the numerous distractions, the core gameplay is undeniably fun. BMA4's simple graphics are colorful and appealing, but the music is uneven. It seems that for each song I really liked, there was one that I absolutely hated. With Bust-A-Move 4, Acclaim was clearly just following the old video game adage, "if it ain't broke, just add more features". Personally, I'll pass on the fancy window dressing and stick to Bust-A-Move 2.