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Bust-A-Move 4 continues the gameplay tradition of the previous game in the series, focusing on releasing colored bubbles and matching them to make them disappear. This installment adds new characters to choose from, as well as a Story mode, where the player wins Tarot cards after each completed stage. In Story mode the player sees the story unfold as he defeats each CPU-controlled character (which change depending on the character the player starts with).

The Win Contest mode is a simple "how many games can I win in a row" against the computer. Finally, should the player complete the Challenge mode (where he must complete certain puzzles as fast as possible, and get judged on technique, speed etc.), the Edit mode will become available, which allows players put together their own puzzles, completing with each other.


Bust-A-Move 4 PlayStation Kurol combo
Bust-A-Move 4 PlayStation Round 1-2
Bust-A-Move 4 PlayStation Alkanet wins.
Bust-A-Move 4 PlayStation Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Simple 1500 Series Vol. 93: The Puzzle Bobble" -- Simple Series re-release title
  • "Puzzle Bobble 4" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Entertainment Monthly Mar 13, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation Apr, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Jan, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Apr, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) May, 1999 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Jan 21, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN Dec 17, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Mega Fun Jan, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Joypad Oct, 1998 5 out of 10 50


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Roedie (5250) added Bust-A-Move 4 (PlayStation) on Mar 06, 2002
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