Bust-A-Move (SNES)

Bust-A-Move SNES Title Screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Just Games Retro
In summation, then, this is a title no-one should let slip by. You need to play Bust A Move at least once in your life. And if the Western version is too tough for you, grab a hold of the Japanese version, where some of the levels have been dumbed-down and simplified. And by the way, don't let the looks fool you - the most complex-looking levels are often the easiest to beat…
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
It'll get confusing once the background screens get more colorful and start moving around, too. But it all adds to the challenge of this game. The backgrounds grow progressively more interesting. Big bubbles that move across the screen and dark, creepy clouds. It's all quite graphically pleasing.
Mega Fun
Einfach sahnemäßig! Taito hat es ohne Zweifel geschafft, ein den beiden Drachenbabys würdiges Denkspiel zu schaffen. Schon der Ein-Spieler-Modus hätte Puzzle Bobble ein Gold Game beschert. Dank des unkomplizierten Spielprinzips eignet sich das Spiel vom Kleinkind bis hin zur Ur-Oma, oder einfach gesagt für die ganze Familie. Der Zwei-Spieler-Modus bildet dann das Tüpfelchen auf dem i, so daß es einige redaktionsinterne Prügeleien um die begehrten Joypads gab. Dank der zehn Computergegner, die tatsächlich unterschiedlich intelligent agieren, dem Passwortsystem und den neuen Extrablasen gefällt mir die SNES-Version letztendlich sogar einen Tick besser als die Neo Geo-Konkurrenz. Grafik und Sound reißen Denkspiel-typisch mit Sicherheit keine Bäume aus, mindern den Spielspaß aber nicht im geringsten. Für mich ist Puzzle Bobble die eindeutige Denkspiel-Referenz.
Total! (Germany)
Programme dieses Genres strotzen für gewöhnlich nicht vor atemberaubender Grafik und megastarkem Sound. Dennoch weiß die technische Seite Puzzle Bobbles durchweg zu gefallen. Die Grafik ist detailreich und bietet lustige Animationen. Der Sound — im typischen Bubble-Bobble-Stile - paßt wunderbar zum Drumherum. Das Größte jedoch ist der Spielspaß; Egal ob allein oder mit einem Freund, Puzzle Bobble bietet nicht enden wollenden Spielspaß und ist eines der faszinierendsten Programme seiner Art. Ein Muß — nicht nur für Genre-Fans!
Video Game Den
Puzzle Bobble is (by far) my all time favorite puzzle game - in fact, it would not be an overstatement to say that it is the most addictive game ever created (Bomberman being not far behind). Although this Super Famicom port is not as complex and elaborated as some of the latest episodes of the series, it is nevertheless an excellent title with a fun and balanced gameplay, brilliant graphics and an awesome soundtrack. Definitively a must have.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Bust-A-Moe is a thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly addictive puzzle game that relies on reflexes and timing. It takes a while to get used to the ricochet effect, but once that's down, it's solid gameplay. The Two-player Mode really shines (especially where one player can be handicapped) and the one-player game is also a challenge. This is a game that relies more on solid play than flashy graphics and effects. (The Bubble Bobble characters at the bottom are adorable).
Game Players
Honestly, though, the only real challenge I found was going for the record, otherwise, the game gets old pretty fast.
GamePro (US)
If you're really into puzzlers, you might want to give Bust-A-Move a rental test drive. Better yet, dust off your NES and take Bubby and Bobby through some Bubble Bobble, a game with the durability that this one's missing.