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  • Summary: Bust-A-Move Bash utilizes the unique interactivity of the Wii Remote to bring Bust-A-Move franchise fans a completely new way to experience its puzzle-based game play. Puzzle Mode: play 500 levels across five different puzzle areas. Endless Mode: a challenging test of bubble-bursting skill and endurance. Vs. Mode: allows up to 8 players to go head-to-head simultaneously; Shooting Mode: an all-new mode where bubbles come at players from all angles; to handle the non-stop assault, players can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controller together. Bust-A-Move Bash! features 10 different characters, including franchise favorites Bub and Bob as well as many new additions. Players will experience a variety of game modes and options. In addition, a new Hyper option speeds up game play while the Slip feature allows players to connect fired bubbles to similar colors even though their aim may be off. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. The Wii remote offers probably the most pleasing way to play the game, but there’s very little that could be considered new or different here. [June 2007, p.120]
  2. If you've played one "Bust-A-Move" game, you've pretty much played them all. [July 2007, p.95]
  3. Just another Bust-a-Move game but with Wii controls and repetitive soundtrack and visuals. It doesn't offer improved gameplay or cool unlockables to keep you motivated.
  4. 50
    Unfortunately, playing it with the flighty Wii Remote controls can sometimes make it more frustrating than fun, and the much ballyhooed eight-player mode (just look at those excited folks on the back of the box) is a (wait for it) bust.
  5. Also frustrating throughout are the special balls that fly around above you, waiting to be shot out of the sky and used to blow things up/get extra points. But actually all they do is get in your way and distract you from the actual game. We want to be angry, but all we can muster is indifference.
  6. Bust-a-Move Bash! seems to have been carelessly thrown together with little understanding of what made the previous versions so much fun.
  7. Based on a thirteen-year-old puzzle game, Bash lacks depth, has very little content, and presents a seriously flawed multiplayer mode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 7 out of 9