Puzzle Bobble Game History
Puzzle Bobble also known as Bust-a-Move has in origins in Taito's popular 1986 release Bubble Bobble. Many of the games themes, characters and features have made it across from the original release. This was another example of the 1980s "cute" video gaming experience being transported into the 1990s.
The History of Puzzle Bobble
First released into the arcades in June 1994. Puzzle Bobble was a single or two player alternating turn game of the platform genre. Developed and published by Taito, and designed by Seiichi Nakakuki. As well as for the arcades, a version was also released six months later for the Neo-Geo home console entitled Bust-a-Move for the North American and European markets.
The object of the game was simple, the player had to shoot coloured bubbles into groups of other pre-arranged bubbles. When groups of the same colour bubbles were formed, they would burst. The bubbles are fired from a pointer situated at the bottom of the screen. The player had to try and clear all the screen of Bubbles before moving onto the next round. There were thirty rounds in total.
Conversions and Sequels
The game was incredibly popular and had it's inevitable release on other home based consoles and computer systems, including; Sony PlayStation; Nintendo S.N.E.S, Game Boy Colour, Advance and 64; Sega Dreamcast.
The game has also had numerous sequels in the series, including;
Puzzle Bobble 2 (1995)
Puzzle Bobble 3 (1996)
Puzzle Bobble 4 (1997)
Super Puzzle Bobble (1999)
Super Puzzle Bobble 2 (2002)
Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars (2003)
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