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Bub and Bob (from the arcade game Bubble Bobble) once again take the lead role in Space Bust-A-Move. Like in previous Bust-a-Move titles, the general goal of the game is to clear the screen of colored bubbles by making groups of three or more bubbles of the same color. The game allows play in a variety of modes including Story, Versus, Endless, Challenge and Extra modes.

In Story Mode, Bub and Bob travel to various planets in search of the "Cosmo Bubbles". Each planet consists of three levels, of 5 stages each, and a boss fight stage. In each of the levels there is one Como Bubble to find and collect.

In Versus mode, the player must compete against various characters from the game. It ends either with "Game Over" or when all characters are defeated.

Endless and Challenge modes consist of bursting as many bubble as possible, either until "Game Over" in Endless Mode, or in a set amount of time in Challenge Mode.

The Extra Mode is made of many mini-games bought in the in-game shop.


Space Bust-A-Move Nintendo DS Title screen.
Space Bust-A-Move Nintendo DS Menu screen.

Promo Images

Space Bust-A-Move Screenshot
Space Bust-A-Move Screenshot
Space Bust-A-Move Screenshot
Space Bust-A-Move Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Puzzle Bobble" -- Japanese title
  • "Puzzle Bobble Galaxy" -- European title
  • "スペース パズルボブル" -- Japanese spelling

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Nintendo Life Mar 23, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Vandal Online Sep 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Aug 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Jul, 2009 4 out of 5 80
IGN Aug 05, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
411mania.com Sep 01, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
3D Juegos Aug 31, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Revolution Aug 21, 2009 B 75
Eurogamer.es Aug 29, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameblog.fr Sep 07, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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Fred VT (25906) added Space Bust-A-Move (Nintendo DS) on Oct 11, 2009