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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade: Also known as "Puzzle Bobble Live"] BUST-A-MOVE, sometimes known as PUZZLE BOBBLE, returns in BUST-A-MOVE Live!, with all of its exciting pick-up-and-play gameplay intact. Dazzling graphics and a surreal soundtrack create a unique fantasy world enhancing the ultimate BUST-A-MOVE experience. Classic gameplay: Fire bubbles at the bubble clusters on each stage to destroy them. It's easy to play, challenging, and fun. Multiple game modes: Clear 135 stages in Single Player mode, play against 8 colorful opponents in CPU Battle mode, or take on the Infinity mode featuring a never-ending cluster of bubbles to destroy. Online gameplay: Multiplayer mode offers frenetic competitive play that can be enjoyed at home or over Xbox LIVE, with or without Voice Chat. Even more stages: Extra Packs 1 and 2 will offer an additional 270 stages for download. [Taito] Expand
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  1. All together, it's a simple, fun entry into the series, and while the only real interesting feature comes from the addition of online play, it's still worth picking up.
  2. Same old Puzzle Bobble, which is both a good and a bad thing. It’s still an addictive puzzle game, but why not give us a campaign mode in the vein of Puzzle Quest? [Dec 2009]
  3. But if you’re like me and want a good old dose of nostalgia, you’ll get it in Bust-a-Move Live…with a side of newness, too.
  4. Its enduring strength...is its simplicity. [Nov 2009, p.84]
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    The formula hasn’t changed, which is a good thing. If you haven’t played it before, snag a copy and a friend for a great competitive puzzler. The few additions here -- online play, leaderboards, and Avatar support -- don't quite justify the $10 price tag if you’ve got this game in any of its myriad other incarnations.
  6. Distinctive. [Issue#52, p.105]
  7. Willing to change the original Puzzle Bobble and shape it to Live, Taito has missed a lot of main objectives, which are practically family to those who are accustomed to the game.

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