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Bust-A-Move 3

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Bust-A-Move 3
Publisher: Taito, Natsume, Acclaim (EU), Sega (Seganet)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Taito F3 Syetem
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (15 tracks)
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-1109G
Sega Saturn
JP (Seganet)
¥2,800 GS-7113
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-31103H
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99[1] T-8155H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-8155H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-8155H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-8155H-50



Bust-A-Move 3, known as Puzzle Bobble 3 (パズルボブル 3) in Japan, is the third entry in Taito's Bust-A-Move (Puzzle Bobble) series. It was originally an arcade game which, like the previous game in the series Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition, was ported to the Sega Saturn.

Bust-A-Move 3 is extremely similar in design to other Bust-A-Move games, however instead of attaching its bubbles to the top of the screen, the bubbles are positioned around "nodes". Levels sometimes involve scrolling upwards, and there are also a selection of Bust-A-Move 2 levels included. It also includes the ability to select your character in versus mode. An enhanced version, titled Puzzle Bobble 3DX was also released, but this skipped Sega's consoles.

Magazine articles

Main article: Bust-A-Move 3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №195, p94[1]
65 №433, p37
93 №62, p67
88
50 №2, p79[2]
86 №7, p72/73[3]
91 №25, p82/83[4]
82 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[5]
Sega Saturn
77
Based on
8 reviews

Saturn, US
BustAMove 3 Saturn US Box Back.jpgBustAMove 3 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Bam3 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
BustAMove3 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, JP
BustAMove3 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgBustAMove3 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BustAMove3 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
BustAMove3 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (Seganet)
BustAMove3 Saturn JP Box Front Seganet.jpgBustAMove3 Saturn JP Box Back Seganet.jpg
Cover
BustAMove3 Saturn JP Disc Seganet.jpg
Disc

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 195.pdf, page 94
  2. File:SaturnPower UK 02.pdf, page 79
  3. File:SaturnPower UK 07.pdf, page 72
  4. File:SSM_UK_25.pdf, page 82
  5. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 12


Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands games for Sega systems
Bubble Bobble (1991) | Rainbow Islands Extra (1990) | Rainbow Islands (1993) | Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands (1996) | Bubble Symphony (1997)
Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move games for Sega systems
Bust-A-Move (1996) | Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition (1996) | Bust-A-Move 3 (1997) | Bust-A-Move 4 (2000) | Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)