Puzzle Bobble (Bust-a-Move)

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Puzzle BobbleTaito Corp. released Bubble Bobble to the arcades in 1986 featuring two cute little dinosaurs named Bub and Bob. The bubble-blowing platform game was a huge hit and spawned several sequels. In 1994, looking to expand the successful franchise into puzzle games, Taito released Puzzle Bobble in Japan and Bust-a-Move in the U.S., thus creating a wildly successful and brand new class of action puzzle video games.

NiLS has created this Flash version of the classic puzzler and it looks and plays just like the original. Use the arrow keys to aim, and press the space bar to shoot. It's just that simple to play.

The object is to clear each board of bubbles by using the special bubble launcher. Shoot the colored bubbles to link 3 or more of the same color, thus eliminating them from play. The faster you clear the board the higher the bonus points awarded. Take too long and the play field inches ever closer to the launcher. If the bubbles reach the bottom line of the play field, the game ends.

The music is a bit repetitive, but otherwise the game plays great.

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it should have a way to save the game like passwords or somthing i would probably play ot more if it did...

Dr_Xem@cs May 22, 2005 6:48 AM

Dunno who was first, dont care, but this exists as a standard game in Mandrake Linux distributions called Frozen Bubble. The levels are exactly the same.


its like bustamove i like it its fun


this looks and sounds and feels like something that nintendo would make. it just has that nintendo yoshi/kirby-like "cuteness" to it. does anyone agree? i think this is a good game.


Dr_Xem@cs, i dont even think you even played past the first level of frozen bubble. right when i got to the second level, i saw that they werent alike.


what the "%&/) i reached level 25, and i got more in bonus, but i didnt get on the list?!!??!


this game does not work on my comp at school... i'm bored and very tired but anyways, its funny i play it at home all the time it rox!

bethan @ home October 11, 2005 9:48 AM

i luv this game


i love this game, the little dinosaurs are
adorable!!!!, so yeah, it rocks!!!!


i remember playing this on my super nintendo.


i love this game


The game does not upload. I need help..can anyone tell me what should i do? Please i have been searching for these game for years!!!!!!!!!


ahh! when i tried to pause the game, it says "PAUSE" but the bubbles keep shooting.

conrad agapito July 31, 2006 7:41 AM

I really love this Game!

Wesley Ferket August 28, 2006 6:42 AM

Pity you can't turn off the music...

Like the game very very much!!!

Ruisperkele October 23, 2006 6:50 AM

I think Iam addicted... anyhows, cannot pass lvl 26, I have played this game now for almost two weeks and still haven't passed that one :(


So cute!
The music is just adorable!
And the little animals!

I like this game.

I'm going to call it...

*thinks for a long long long time*

Any way, cute game.


This brings back memories! :-)

It's amazing how accurate a re-creation it is of the original arcade version I played many years ago.

Top stuff!



iam the champ of this game i've cleared all rounds no one can beat me in this game


Is the best game of all time!


I like the link menus

george D April 15, 2008 7:52 AM

I was just wondering if there's any way of getting more credit lives or pausing the game?



Awesome. I remember playing this on the Snes. :D
But, I wish you could pause the game and also switch the sound off.


Hmmm, I'm getting a "server not found" error message....

[Thanks for the note. Link fixed. -Jay]


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