Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition (Nintendo 64)

Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition Nintendo 64 Title screen.


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
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Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.5

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Consoles Plus
Les principe reste sympa. Mais on aurait aimé des nouveautés et un mode 4 joueurs !
This is the most prominent example of gameplay triumphing over Graphics and sound. Even on a 64-bit system, Bust-a-Move can still cut it. It's likely that you'll be able to pick this one up cheaply, because of it's small Cart size. I would recommend this game to anyone who can look past the slightly retro graphics and is looking for some frantic multiplayer fun, other than GoldenEye. Undoubtedly, there are those who dislike puzzlers, but even those people should check this title out because I was never a fan of Tetris!
Bust-A-Move 2 is a very fun game. Yes, it is addicting, and you will find yourself uttering the popular phrase, "Just one more game, dear." The graphics are nothing special, but it is not important in this game. It is a nice change of pace from the 3D shoot 'em or body slam 'em type games that are flooding the market. If you already own this game on another system, there is really no reason to buy it again but if not and you want a game that is intense but is fairly a "no-brainer," go get this game.
Mega Fun
Das in die Jahre gekommene Bust a Move 2 hat nichts von seinem Reiz verloren. Noch immer motiviert es ungemein, die Bubbles geschickt aneinander zu heften und somit sich dieser zu entledigen. Das Sahnestück ist aber sicherlich der Zwei-Spieler-Modus, in dem es einfach spaßig ist, dem Gegner eine zünftige Portion Kügelchen aufzubrummen.
Total! (Germany)
Bust-A-Move 2 nutzt die N64-Hardware leider nicht ansatzweise aus, sondern ist in dieser Form auch auf dem SNES möglich. Die geniale Klarheit der Spielregeln macht aus dem Titel aber einen zeitlosen Klassiker, der auch nach Jahren nur wenig von seinem Charme verloren hat. Leider versäumte es Acclaim, die zusätzlichen Spielmodi der Saturn-Version (z..B. den Level-Editor) zu integrieren, so daß die N64-Umsetzung ein wenig lieblos wirkt. Als Ausgleich dafür dürfen sich Puzzle-Fans über de taschengeldfreundlichen Preis von unter 100 DM freuen.
Malgré son arrivée tardive, Bust-A-Move 2 demeure une valeur sûre dans la masse de softs moyens de la Nintendo 64. À posséder dans sa ludothèque, pour tout joueur qui se respecte (à condition de ne pas le posséder, déjà, sur 32 bits bien sûr).
Bust-A-Move 2 perfectly shows again: It's not all about graphics and sound -- gameplay makes a good puzzle game. Bust-A-Move remains one of the most addictive puzzlers since Tetris and if you at all care about puzzlers (and are willing to sacrifice many, many hours of your life), get it now! However, it should be said that it's time for the franchise to move on. Nostalgia aside, there is no reason why Bust-A-Move can't feature awesome Dolby Surround tracks, more features and some spiffy graphics effects. Considering the high price of cartridge games, I suggest you shop around until you find the game at a good bargain price somewhere (or for another console, if you have one). But make no mistake about it: If you like multiplayer puzzlers, this game will get its happy, pastel-colored claws on you and never let go.
Bust A Move 2 is another puzzle game, true, but one that every puzzle fanatic who hasn't tried it should try. Acclaim's presentation of Taito's masterpiece is a nice nostalgic diversion for gamers who remember the stand-up version, and because it's easy to learn, it's a totally addicting game even for the inexperienced.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Same old, same old. The things that make it good for fans of the previous games make it boring and repititious for those looking for something new. Sub-par graphics.