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The mix of old and new is always handled with style by the Bust-A-Move team, and SBAM2 is no exception. This game has everything you ever fell in love with the series over, and not only does the speed and power of the PS2 save some loading time and increase the ease with which the game's engine handles special effects, but there's more thought and more special features hidden to unlock inside the game. 'More of what you love' could be the tagline for SBAM2 if I were a complete cheese-master, but I'm not so I'll just say that dedicated fans understand the magic and will be out buying a copy of this right quick. If you haven't sampled any of the previous offerings and want a fun, bright, loud Puzzle game you just can't go wrong here.
PGNx Media (Oct 14, 2002)
Sure there are other games with a little more flash and excitement, but Super Bust A Move 2 continues the legacy of the series with the one of the best puzzlers ever made.
Consoles Plus (Dec, 2002)
Ce titre, malgré les années, n'a pas pris une ride, et promet encore des heures et des heures de jeu. Encore faut-il aimer le genre...
SBAM 2 is a decent puzzle game, whose only flaw is that it really does not improve upon the series. In fact, with the exception of the newly added edit mode, Ubi Soft really hasn't changed anything. Knowing this, I'd recommend that any puzzle gamer who hasn't bought a Bust-A-Move title in a while invest in this game. For everyone else, try renting before you buy.
Darkstation (Aug 16, 2004)
Ok this game is a very fun game. But like all puzzlers, it suffers from short gameplay and lack of game modes. Other than the Story and Multiplayer modes, there really isn’t much to tempt you to keep coming back to this game. But since it’s available for about 20 dollars, you might be tempted to give this one a shot.
79 (Oct 10, 2002)
Zwar bietet Super Bust A Move 2 nichts grundlegend Neues, aber das unverwüstliche Spielprinzip weiß auch im zigsten Aufguss immer noch zu begeistern. Wer einen der Vorgänger besitzt, kann sich die Neuanschaffung trotz netter Erweiterungen jedoch sparen, während Neueinsteiger nicht nur aufgrund des günstigen Preises bedenkenlos zugreifen dürfen – auch wenn es den Vorgänger mittlerweile noch günstiger gibt. Wie Tetris wurde auch Bust-A-Move oft kopiert, aber nie erreicht und gehört einfach in jede vernünftige Geschicklichkeitsspiel-Sammlung. Schade nur, dass es keinen 4-Spieler- oder Turnier-Modus gibt, aber auch zu zweit kennt der Spielspaß kaum Grenzen und selbst für Solisten wird einiges geboten. Vor allem der komplexe Puzzle-Editor dürfte Fans lange bei Laune halten, was man von den schwachen CPU-Gegnern leider nicht behaupten kann. Gegen einen menschlichen Herausforderer ist die Schadensfreude aber sowieso viel größer.
Worth Playing (Feb 12, 2003)
Overall, you can expect a healthy (if not stout) dose of puzzle gaming goodness that few similarly structured titles on the market can offer. The been-there-done-that factor is prevalent if you’ve been addicted to Bust-A-Move games in the past, but there is also enough new stuff thrown in to make you rekindle your love for the series all over again. Had I went into this game without any foreknowledge of the series I might have deemed Super Bust-A-Move 2 the best game ever created, but as it sits I’ll have to close things up with a simple, but heartfelt, recommendation.
Game Revolution (Oct 01, 2002)
Super Bust-A-Move 2 is really more of the same with some minor touches. There's not much to complain about, but also little to laud. At this point, I'd be much happier if they released a compendium of all the earlier versions, and the choice of which options to include in a Versus game. The best feature of Super Bust-A-Move 2 is that it costs about as much as 6 pearl milk teas - $20. And either way, you'll have yourself a ball.
74 (Oct 04, 2002)
Wer Super Bust-A-Move 2 mit Freunden spielen möchte, darf zugreifen. Einzelspieler, die vor allem Rätsel und Puzzle lösen möchten, werden jedoch schnell den Spaß an diesem Spiel verlieren. Mit einer erwachsenen Präsentation und mehr Feinschliff in punkto Charakterdesign und Story Modus hätte Ubi Soft der große Puzzlewurf gelingen können doch so ist der Traum vom perfekten Puzzlespiel geplatzt.
IGN (Oct 02, 2002)
Super Bust-A-Move 2 is pretty much what it's always been: Bust-A-Move. I DO dig the Chain Reaction mode though, and the Puzzle Edit feature was well worth the time that I spent with it. But in all honesty, this is a game that I played the majority of when the PS2 was first released in October of 2000. Good but not great, Super Bust-A-Move 2 is recommended only for obsessive puzzle fans, effeminate men in permanent tuxedos, and anime girls who actually spell the word "giggle" when speaking.
Game Chronicles (Nov 03, 2002)
Super Bust-A-Move 2 is a quirky little game that is fun and challenging for the entire family. The game is simple enough that even the younger kids will be able to figure it out, while the increasing challenges of the Chain Reaction mode will keep adults glued to the TV for hours at a time. It's rich with Japanese culture, so if you are into that then that is a plus, otherwise the offbeat characters may just freak you out, but ultimately they will have you smiling and probably even laughing. At only $19, I can't think of another puzzle game out there for your PS2 that offers this much gameplay with such a variety of challenges and game modes. If you enjoy puzzle games or simply want to get a niche game to fill in the gaps between your other big titles then Super Bust-A-Move 2 would be the one to get.
Gaming Target (Feb 06, 2003)
And that's really all there is to it. For it's $20 price tag it's hard to say the game is not worth it. Even if all you do is play a few rounds of battle mode with your friends once a month it's a good game to have. Puzzle fanatics owe it to themselves to play a game of Bust-A-Move, but odds are most of them already own a copy of at least one Bust-A-Move game for the PSone, Dreamcast or the N64. And one is all you really need. What I'd really like to see is a new Bubble Bobble game.
GameSpot (Oct 09, 2002)
If you can look past the game's terrible production values, the gameplay in Super Bust-A-Move 2 is just as fun and challenging as the gameplay in the original Bust-A-Move, or really any Bust-A-Move since. But, since there's already another version of Bust-A-Move available for the PlayStation 2 (Super Bust-A-Move), this game has absolutely no significance for anyone but hard-core Bust-A-Move completists.