This article is about the arcade game. For the iOS game, see Bust-A-Move (iOS). For the series in which this game is a part of, see Bust-A-Move (series).

BAM Box Art
Cover art for the Neo-Geo version of Bust-A-Move.
Developer(s) Taito
Publisher(s) Taito
Release date 1994
Genre Puzzle
Modes Single Player, Multiplayer
Platform(s) Arcade, SNES, 3DO, Neo Geo, Game Gear, Mobile, N-Gage

Bust-A-Move (Japanese: パズルボブル Puzzle Bobble) is a game released by Taito for Arcade. It is the first game in the Bust-A-Move series. Bust-A-Move is a puzzle spin-off of the Bubble Bobble series. The game is a tile-matching puzzle game, in which Bub and Bob must shoot bubbles into pairs of three. Bust-A-Move was very well recieved, and spawned many clones and sequels.


In Bust-A-Move, Bub and Bob must shoot bubbles out of a Bubble Launcher up at the top of the screen. The duo must make groups of three identically colored bubbles, which pop when they are matched. After a certain amount of bubbles are shot, the ceiling descends down toward the bottom of the screen very slightly. If they player does not shoot a bubble after a certain amount of time, the bubble is shot automatically. In the SNES version of Bust-A-Move, several new features are introduced, such as Special Bubbles which when popped, can remove other bubbles, depending on their type. Other features added in the SNES release include a Vs. Mode and a final boss.


Special BubblesEdit