Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. Still feels totally fresh and original even after fifteen years, and even in this basic form. [Christmas 2009, p.119]
  5. 75
    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. Its enduring strength...is its simplicity. [Nov 2009, p.84]
  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.
  8. Distinctive. [Issue#52, p.105]

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