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Bust-A-Move 4

aka: Puzzle Bobble 4, Simple 1500 Series Vol. 93: The Puzzle Bobble

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IGN (8.8 out of 10) (88%)

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.

Jun 5th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Superjuegos (87 out of 100) (87%)

Lanzar una burbuja con bust-a-move es no saber cuándo se va a dejar de jugar. ya decimos que después de tetris, le saga creada por taito es de lo más divertido que se ha programado. y Lo sigue siendo.

Jul 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Planet Dreamcast (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

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.

Jun 14th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Futuregamez.net (84 out of 100) (84%)

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.

Jun 25th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (83 out of 100) (83%)

Sin lugar a dudas estamos ante un juego divertid√≠simo, el mejor de DC en su g√©nero. Ahora bien, tenemos un problema y es que es la en√©sima versi√≥n de un concepto que se repite una y otra vez excepto por peque√Īas novedades (el sistema de poleas y alg√ļn personaje) y adem√°s cuenta con dos grandes defectos, los tiempos de carga y la no inclusi√≥n de versus a cuatro personas. Con todo, no seamos catastrofistas, estamos ante un puzzle que nos tendr√° horas pegado a la televisi√≥n y si es con amigos, muchas m√°s, porque addicci√≥n tiene de sobras para largas horas. Tambi√©n cabe destacar que Bust a Move 4 sali√≥ al a venta a precio reducido directamente en consola del espiral.

Oct 21st, 2006 · Dreamcast · read review

Consoles Plus (82 out of 100) (82%)

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.

Aug 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

SEGA-Portal.de (8 out of 10) (80%)

Bust-A-Move 4 ist meiner Meinung nach ganz klar das beste Pal-Puzzlespiel! Auch wenn das Spielprinzip nicht ganz so genial und s√ľchtigmachend ist, besch√§ftigt man sich dank der vielen M√∂glichkeiten recht lange mit dem Titel. Matches gegen ein Kontrahenten sind dabei aber noch am besten, da sie am meisten Aktion und Spa√ü bieten. Die anderen Modi hingegen k√∂nnen mit der Zeit etwas √∂de 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.

Sep 20th, 2009 · Dreamcast · read review

GameCola.net (7.7 out of 10) (77%)

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.

Nov 2003 · Dreamcast · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (15 out of 20) (75%)

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.

Aug 9th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Gaming Age (B) (75%)

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.

Dec 5th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Games (74 out of 100) (74%)

Klar, im Match gegen meine Freundin hatte ich ja noch eine Weile Spa√ü (weil gewinnen einfach sooo sch√∂n ist), doch das war's auch schon. Bust-A-Move 4 werde ich nie wieder spielen ‚Äď au√üer f√ľr den n√§chsten Test. Da helfen auch die unterschiedlichen Charaktere und eine handvoll Spezial-Blasen (Regenbogen-Blasen, Stern-Blasen) nicht mehr viel. Nur wer noch gar keine Version dieses Games besitzt, sollte sich einen Kauf √ľberlegen, zumal die DC-Version in keinster Weise aufgebohrt wurde (keine VGA-Box-Unterst√ľtzung, Slowdowns).

Jul 2000 · Dreamcast

GameSpot (7.2 out of 10) (72%)

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.

Jun 14th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Joypad (7 out of 10) (70%)

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.

Sep 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

DC Swirl ( ) (70%)

The lack of good puzzle games on the Dreamcast almost makes this the default purchase. Thankfully, though, BAM 4 is solid enough to stand on its own merits. This is really aimed only at puzzle fans and doesn't do much over BAM 4 on other systems. However if you have't played BAM4 yet this is easily the best version of it for puzzle fans.

Jun 20th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

HappyPuppy (6.5 out of 10) (65%)

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.

Jul 10th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Game Critic, The (C) (50%)

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.

Jan 18th, 2006 · Dreamcast · read review

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Critic reviews added by JudgeDeadd, Kayburt, Alsy, Big John WV, Jeanne, Patrick Bregger, Bozzly.