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One day, Dunk, the magic magician of Bubble World, releases a spell that transports eight characters from their home worlds to Bubble World. Now it is the player's turn to bring them back home!

Bust-A-Move '99 is an enhanced version of Bust-A-Move 3. The goal remains the same: try to remove all the bubbles in each stage by connecting three or more of the same color.

Five playing modes are available:
  • Arcade mode: the original Bust-A-Move 3.
  • Challenge mode: in this mode the player's performance is evaluated and the game adapts to it.
  • Win Contest mode: challenge all eight characters.
  • Collection mode: a collection of levels created by Bust-A-Move players. Each round carries the designer's name.
  • Edit mode: players can create and play their own puzzles.
The Nintendo 64 version also includes two- and four-player modes.


Bust-A-Move '99 Windows The controller configuration screen
Bust-A-Move '99 Windows After each Challenge you will be graded
Bust-A-Move '99 Windows Collection Mode lets you play one of 1025 user-created levels
Bust-A-Move '99 Windows Arcade Mode lets you choose your own path to clear the levels

Alternate Titles

  • "Puzzle Bobble 64" -- Japanese Nintendo 64 title
  • "Puzzle Bobble 3 DX" -- Japanese title
  • "Bust-A-Move 3 DX" -- European title
  • "Bust-A-Move 3" -- US/European Saturn title

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Tim Janssen (2499) added Bust-A-Move '99 (Windows) on Apr 23, 2007
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