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Puzzle Bobble 3 (Ver 2.1O 1996/09/27)


Puzzle Bobble 3 (c) 09/1996 Taito.


Link three or more colored bubbles by shooting an identical colored bubble. When they are joined together, they pop.


- TECHNICAL -


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E29


Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 232 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192


Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


- TRIVIA -


One of the playable characters is an enemy character from "Sonic Blast Man 2 - Real Puncher".


Another of the characters is a homage to Capcom's Ryu, complete with Shouryuken and Hadoken motions when he gets good combos. In his winpose (where he turns his back to the player), he has the Taito logo on his back.


The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'PB3'.


- UPDATES -


The US version is slightly different, it has a "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen and a "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Alternative Game-play : press Shoot, Left, Right, Shoot on the title-screen before inserting coins. If done correctly, a small character will appear. On the next play, you will play on a different stage layout.


- SERIES -


1. Puzzle Bobble (1994)

2. Puzzle Bobble 2 (1995)

3. Puzzle Bobble 2X (1995)

4. Puzzle Bobble 3 (1996)

5. Puzzle Bobble 4 (1997)

6. Super Puzzle Bobble (1999)

7. Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)

8. Super Puzzle Bobble 2 (2002, Sony PlayStation 2)

9. Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars (2003, Nintendo GameCube)

10. Puzzle Bobble Vs. (2003, Nokia N-Gage)

11. Ultra Bust-a-Move (2004, Microsoft XBOX)

12. Puzzle Bobble Pocket (2005, Sony PSP)

13. Puzzle Bobble DS (2005, Nintendo DS)


- STAFF -


Game designers : Seiichi Nakakuki, T. Saito

Programmers : Nak (Njk Techno), Maru (Njk Techno)

Character designers : Takao Yoshiba, Midori, Mari, Chino Maeda, M. Ishizuka

Music composer : Y. Urita (Zuntata)

Designer : Kumi Mizobe

Round designers : Aya Yamamoto, Ayako Ishitsuka, Ayumi Kuroda, Chiaki Tanaka, Daiki Tanihiro, Etsuko Nakaya, Iesato Mikami, Ikue Sakuma, Junichi Sakurada, Junko Tanaka, Kaori Saito, Kazuaki Kimura, Kazuma Mori, Keiko Yano, Kiyotaka Yokota, Kuniaki Yamamoto, Mai Miyata, Masahiko Inoue, Masaki Iida, Miwa Akieda, Naoko Okada, Naoki Matsumoto, Naomi Abe, Ryo Sasaki, Souichiro Takakura, Sumiyo Kurosaki, Susumu Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Kanetani, Yasuki Fujino, Yoshimichi Omori

Voice performers : Adachi Tsubame Youchien, C. Tanaka, Y. Sekiguchi

Narration assists : Norihiro Furukawa (Zuntata), Richard H.B (Zuntata)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1997)

Sony PlayStation (1997)

Nintendo 64 (1998, "Bust -A- Move 3 DX")

Nintendo Game Boy (1998, "Bust A Move 3 DX")