Bust-A-Move DS DS

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
Buy On

Review this game

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. TonyG.
    Dec 19, 2005
    9
    would be a 10, but it lost the puzzle creation mode. although it gained a touch screen element that is awsome. if you liked bust a move for the neo geo, then you will go crazy for this one. as perfect as it can be. will take about 15-20 min to get used to the controls, after that it's 2nd nature and you will be burstingly addicted. I picked up this game 5 days ago and completed like would be a 10, but it lost the puzzle creation mode. although it gained a touch screen element that is awsome. if you liked bust a move for the neo geo, then you will go crazy for this one. as perfect as it can be. will take about 15-20 min to get used to the controls, after that it's 2nd nature and you will be burstingly addicted. I picked up this game 5 days ago and completed like 40 puzzles. right now it is all I am playing. definitly the best bust a move to come out in a long time. arcade perfect, challenging, and most of all pure fun. highly recommended and at $19.99 it's a steal!!! bust a move fans get ready to be addicted all over again. finally another classic bust a move game. Expand
  2. Jabobo
    Dec 31, 2005
    9
    This game is fantastic. I am a big fan of Bust-a-Move 2 on the PS1, which is the only other one I've played. I thought this would be a crappy rehash with crappier music and graphics. Instead what I found was a clearly superior version of the game, with no loading (obviously), fantastic music, and game mechanics that are new to me (although perhaps not new to the series, I This game is fantastic. I am a big fan of Bust-a-Move 2 on the PS1, which is the only other one I've played. I thought this would be a crappy rehash with crappier music and graphics. Instead what I found was a clearly superior version of the game, with no loading (obviously), fantastic music, and game mechanics that are new to me (although perhaps not new to the series, I haven't played the last few). The touch screen works great, and does make it fresh. My one complaint is that the old control scheme with the d-pad, while available, is MUCH too sensitive. Much harder to use than on the PS1. I don't think that they spent enough time refining this aspect, which is weird, since it would have been relatively easy. All of the modes are enjoyable and meaty. A+. One of the best games on the DS, easily. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 75
    Surprisingly, the core gameplay isn’t hurt by the new touchscreen control. In fact, it enhances it by picking up the pace and making things a bit more frantic.
  2. Nintendo Power
    75
    The traditional controls feel a little more precise than the new touch screen feature, but the touch screen allows for faster response. [Feb 2006, p.99]
  3. The intuitive touch control and signature gameplay far outweigh the bare-bones presentation and lack of any new game modes.