Bust-A-Move 3

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Bust-A-Move 3
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Natsume Inc. (US), Acclaim Entertainment (EU), Taito (JP), Sega (JP; Seganet)
Developer:
Distributor: Tommo (US)
Original system(s): Taito F3 System
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (15 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Sega Saturn Modem
Genre: Action Puzzle[1], Puzzle[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-1109G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Seganet)
¥2,8002,800 GS-7113
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-31103H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-8155H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-8155H-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
ES
T-8155H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5] T-8155H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Non-Sega versions

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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. An enhanced version, titled Puzzle Bobble 3DX was also released, but this skipped Sega's consoles.

Gameplay

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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Bust-A-Move 3 Bust-A-Move 3
English (US) Bust-A-Move 3 Bust-A-Move 3
Japanese パズルボブル 3 Puzzle Bobble 3

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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JP flyer

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 [7]
Sega Saturn
93
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[9]
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC-J
90
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[11]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
88
[12]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
88
[13]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
87
[14]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
86
[15]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
75
[16]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
80
[17]
Saturn Power (UK) NTSC-J
50
[18]
Saturn Power (UK) PAL
86
[19]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
91
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
82
[21]
Sega Saturn
78
Based on
15 reviews

Bust-A-Move 3

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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
321,887,664 CD-ROM (EU) T-8155H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
313,244,064 1997-07-09 CD-ROM (JP) GS-7113 V1.005
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
310,419,312 1997-02-05 CD-ROM (JP) T-1109G V1.002
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
310,353,456 CD-ROM (US) T-31103H V1.001

References


Bust-A-Move 3

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Books: Puzzle Bobble 3 Saishuu Kouryaku Dokuhon (1997)

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