Summary: To new or die-hard fans of Bust-a-Move, this 3DS cartridge packs a good amount of arcade-puzzle entertainment to justify the price of admission. For other Bust-a-Move fans, this is the Puzzle Bobble equivalent to New Super Mario Bros. 2: It's your average bubble-busting puzzler, except made easier and with nothing new added onto it. There are only two modes (Puzzle and Challenge) in the game, and only one of which with a decent length.
Summary: Its the same old Bust a Move game we've all come to enjoy but for some reason it loses some of its fun being on the small 3DS screen... and the 3D doesn't add anything to the game at all. If you must get this game then wait until it's around $20 or less.
Summary: This game is what I expected it to be. It is fun to play and you don't have to put much thought into it. It does get repetitive after a while, no surprise there. If you play the challenge games, the guide for the arrow will turn off on the harder levels making it a bit more challenging. I find I like to play this when I have a short amount of time to kill and don't want to get too involved in a game.
Summary: This is another installment of the same Bust-a-Move that gamers have known for years, but it's missing one element: a challenge. This will be far too easy for anyone who has had significant success with other versions of this franchise. Of the two modes, puzzle mode is better, in that you have relatively short levels to overcome with mini-challenges within each level. The problem is that the shooting guideline can't be turned off. Result: The game never ends.
Summary: Visuals: The 3D effects are nice but not overwhelming. It's a fair balance of the pieces falling from view special effects popping out of the screen. Yet, the main play board has very little depth which allows you to play longer sessions. The main game board has two gears (or other doodads) on the left and right that spin non-stop during the game. While the effect of the spinning is amazing to behold in 3D it does get old and/or distracting after a longer game session.
Don't bother if you don't like Bust a Move/Bubble Bobble
H. Wang "nycmode", Amazon
18 April 2011
Summary: This was one of the first games I bought because I am a big fan of the puzzle franchise/series. I personally had fun with the game, but that's only because of the reason above. If you're new to the franchise, sure having the 3D gimmick will add a bit of additional visual eye candy to the experience. But is this a must own app for the 3DS at launch? I really can't say so. The reason? There are only 2 "exciting" game modes.
Summary: I've always been a fan of the Bust a Move titles, but this title has to be up there with my least favorite titles. The entire game is on the top 3D screen, which I understand is so that it can utelize the 3D effect. However this makes the bubbles tough to see at times since they're so small, and the blue and purple look so much alike that I made several mistakes. The puzzle mode is extremely lacking, I beat puzzle mode in 5 days.