Charming and addictive puzzler
The stars of legendary arcade classic Bubble Bobble take to the puzzle stage in this spin off from their original bubble-busting exploits and prove equally successful in the new format. Taking inspiration from other puzzlers like Tetris and Columns, the game features the adorably cute dinosaurs Bub and Bob and places them in a series of single screens which are populated with bubbles of various colours. Their task is simply to pop these bubbles by blasting them with bubbles of the same colour and making lines of three or more. Bubbles can be bounced off walls to make those tricky lines, while the sequel also adds in tournament play and a branching storyline to expand on the basic concept. Although fairly basic in concept, it is this simplicity which makes Bust a Move so successful. It is undeniably addictive while the graphics are so adorable that is impossible to resist their charms. Bub and Bob make for an endearing pair of heroes and the backdrops are vibrant and lush, with gorgeous colours that just leap off the screen. Bust a Move really is a classic little puzzler and is a game whose influence is clearly visible in the myriad similar games which are now so popular on mobile devices. However, Bub and Bob do it best so stick with Bust a Move!