Bust a Move
Do you see over on the right there, where Darran’s reviewing Bubble Bobble Revolution? Yeah well, read that because that’s actually about an interesting game update. This, this is just Bust-A-Move with a too-fiddly-touse touch screen addition. And some weird special bubbles.
It’s not all mediocre, there is still some satisfaction to be gained when completing all the levels, popping bubbles and scoring points, and using Wi-Fito battle your friends in the Versus mode and creating your own boards in the Edit mode.
Bust-A-Move initially came out in 1994! But this isn’t a refreshed retro revolution release or anything like that – it’s just Puzzle Bobble DS, you might remember playing it on the PSone, the Game Boy, the Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, SNES, actually pretty much everything – even on your mobile phone. But hey, some of you reading this are bound to be only wee and are probably wondering why on earth we keep calling it different names. It’s nothing special really, it’s just that this is the import review and we have to refer to it as what it says on the box. See? Told you. However that gives us the chance to tell you about the mechanics of the game. (If you have played it before then you might want to ignore the next paragraph.)
The object is to clear the screen of all the coloured bubbles, and you do this by grouping three of the same colour together to make them explode, you earn points doing this. You can earn more points by getting a bubble up to the ones at the top which act as anchors to the rest of them. Do this and a whole lot will drop at once getting you many, many points, especially if you do it quickly for the time bonus.
There are special bubbles which you bubbles at a time. You can use these to destroy lines of bubbles and to select which bubble you want next, which helps you to get through the stages that little bit quicker. And… well that’s it. Or is it? Yeah it is. You should already know if you want this or not, it’s still a good puzzle game and the gameplay still stands up. The DS controls, however, don’t and you’ll soon switch back to the D-pad, because it’s quicker and easier to use. Alternatively you could think about getting the other game starring Bub and Bob this month-look it’s over there-on the right! get when you pop more than three