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IGN (Nov 09, 2004)
Fans of Bust-A-Move should have no problem getting into Ultra. The online portion works well and the variety of modes is pretty hefty for a $20 game. I warn you now, this game gave me migraines because it is so obnoxiously Sanrio. No, wait, it is beyond Sanrio. This is where Sanrio stores go when they die. The music is equally offensive, completing the full battery against the senses. For the price, this isn't a bad pick-up at all. However, I miss the old Bust-A-Move that didn't annoy my eyes and had a pair of adorable characters, rather than the patchwork demons of Ultra.
GameSpot (Nov 22, 2004)
Ultra Bust-A-Move is worth picking up if you're a big fan of the series and want to play it competitively online, but it's not unique enough to recommend without factoring in the Xbox Live compatibility. If you've played a Bust-A-Move game before, you probably know exactly what to expect from Ultra Bust-A-Move. Throughout the years, the Bust-A-Move series has remained a pillar of consistency, and this game does not forsake tradition.
Worth Playing (Dec 09, 2004)
At $20, this title is definitely worth the pennies, as it can easily bring more than enough enjoyment to make it worthwhile, if you can look past the blindingly colorful and often boring art, that is. Despite the oversaturation of day-glow color and obscenely cheerful animation and music, I found myself playing Ultra Bust-a-Move for hours on end with little regard to the sensory punishment through which I was putting myself. I likely would have enjoyed this title a bit more had they kept with the cute but not painfully so bubble bobble brothers as the main characters instead of these pure evil doll creatures. Despite the few qualms I have with the syrupy presentation, the gameplay is solid, and the title is unquestionably fun to play.
55 (Jul 21, 2006)
Plus à l'aise sur consoles portables que sur Xbox, Bust-a-Move a beau essayer de se renouveler, il donne toujours l'impression de jouer au même jeu. Cet opus, sorti avec deux ans de retard chez nous, a servi de base pour la version PSP, et se révèle donc moins riche que cette dernière. Même à petit prix, ce titre n'attirera donc que les amateurs de jeux de réflexion qui ne sont pas très gâtés en la matière sur Xbox.