Fans of the Bust-a-Move series know exactly what to expect: cute cartoon character shoot colored balloons up from the bottom of the screen. Line up three balloons of the same color to make them pop. Any balloons supported by those that pop will fall to the bottom of the screen. If the balloons reach the bottom of the screen, the player dies.

   Like all good puzzle games, the concept is simple and the execution flawless. The Playstation version offers a few new variations on the classic gameplay. "Chain Reactions" cause massive bubble bursts to become even MORE massive; falling unmatched bubbles will seek out their own kind to destroy. "Pulleys" put two opposing bubble clusters on opposite sides of a rope. Only you, the Jedi gamer, can restore the balance of the force - the tension force of the rope, that is. (In other words, don't let one side get bigger than the other.) "Edit" mode lets you create devilish levels to share with a friend.

   Choose from ten characters with which to unleash your furious filmy wrath! Thrill to the astounding Dual Shock support! Play through 640 soapy levels! Bubbleloo, Lucy!

   Puzzle fans everywhere are no doubt eagerly awaiting the release of Bust-a-Move 4 - and there's really not that much more that can be said about that. ... but lots more can be sung! HIT IT!

Young MC:

This here's a tale for all the fellas
Try to do what those ladies tell us
Get shot down cause you're over zealous
Play hard to get and females get jealous
From frustration first inclination
Is to become a monk and leave the situation
But every dark tunnel has a lighter hope
So don't hang yourself with a celibate rope
New game's in stores ... series' game four
Could care less about the forty you've no more
Screen lights up just to start the game
When you spot 'cross the room a real fine dame
She's dressed in yellow, she says "Hello,
Come play next to me you fine fellow"
You run over there without a second to lose
And what comes next? Hey, Bust-a-Move

   Young MC, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a big hand! Thank you.

Preview by Andrew Vestal.
Bust-a-Move 4
Developer Taito
Publisher Natsume
Genre Puzzle
Medium CD (1)
Platform Sony Playstation
Release Date  12.09.98
Bust-a-Move 4 grooves onto shelves
23 new screen shots
2 character designs