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Gameplay 8.0
Graphics 7.7
Sound 7.0
Value 8.0
Distributor: Red Ant
Classification:
G8+
Review Date:
April
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

8.0


Bust a Move

Old skool fans will be loving this one! Bub and Bob are back in this bubble flinging adventure distributed by our good friends at Red-Ant on the DS. For those of you who are saying who are Bub and Bob? Bubble Bobble anyone? Whilst the game looks easy enough, let those bubbles get to the bottom of the screen and itís all over Red Rover. 

The game has been developed with gamers in mind who might be used to controlling the bubbles with traditional D-Pad pushes and button presses, however in what I consider to be a fantastic use of the stylus, you can flick the bubbles upward with what turns out to be a fun and accurate way of getting the better of the game. I really enjoyed this and it was possibly the best way I have seen it used on the DS this far.  

Some may question that comment, however I do find with some titles that the use of the stylus is sometimes forced which really impedes the overall fun that you can have when using the normal control method would have been far better. By having the option of both, you can choose what is best for you. 

Using both screens, you can effectively aim by using a guideline that will help you with the general aiming during gameplay. I thought that the entire title was well put together and all gamers should be able to jump in and really make the most of this neat little title which feels like marbles on steroids. 

There are different tactics that you can use when playing the game that allow you to make up combos, do trick shots and all other manner of trickery. Itís simply a matter of being able to make decisions on the fly and also be pretty darn accurate at the same time. Add to the fun the ability to have multiple people with DS units to play at the same time from the one cartridge and you know that you are bound for some good old fashioned gaming. 

The overall look has been updated from what fans of the series might be used to and look great on the screens. Bub and Bob have been slightly updated and are shown on the screen in great colour and sharp visuals. The game sounds great too and you get the feeling that you are almost in arcade mode when it all starts up. 

Get this game. The DS is totally made for puzzlers and platformers like this and it simply will not disappoint anyone who flings their money on the table. Love it!






 
 



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