Taito produced Arkanoid and Space Invaders remakes on the DS so it’s not much of a surprise that a new version of Puzzle Bobble aka Bust-a-Move in other regions is coming out too. However, unlike how Taito handled their other legacy franchises Space Puzzle Bobble isn’t an evolution of Puzzle Bobble.
I played Space Puzzle Bobble at TGS and it’s basically Bust-a-Move with dual screen boss fights. Not sure if that’s enough for Bust-A-Move fans to plunk down 3,990 yen ($40) to import it when it comes out on December 18 in Japan. As a $20 Square Enix USA published Taito game it might be worth a look. Square Enix hasn’t officially announced if they’re going to publish Space Bubble Bobble yet, but chances seem pretty good since they published pretty much every Taito DS game except the Cooking Mama series and the Taito’s train quiz games. Here’s a flash demo of Space Puzzle Bobble to keep you busy while the time passes.
Images courtesy of Taito.