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Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)


Puzzle Bobble 4 (c) 12/1997 Taito.


Shoot colored bubbles towards clusters of other bubbles. When groups of similarly colored bubbles are formed, the bubbles burst.


- TECHNICAL -


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E49


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 -


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


- 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.


- 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 -


Director : Kazuhiro Oohara

Planners : Kazuhiro Oohara, Tsukasa Ohshima, Nobuaki Kuroki, Takayasu Masaki

Base game designer : Seiichi Nakakuki

Programmers : Hiroshi Maruyama, Emoyan, Okazu Taiyaki, Nak

Character designer : Miyabi Tashiro

Graphic designers : Miyabi Tashiro, Chino Maeda, Ken Ninomiya, Mari Fukusaki, Sakotan, Debi, Kao, Kimiaki Yomo, Seiryu Kitagishi

Sound producer : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)

Sound director : Munehiro Nakanishi (Zuntata)

Sound composer : Rim. (Zuntata)

Voice actors & actress : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata), Naoto Yagishita (Yag) (Zuntata), Nakayama Jyotohei (Zuntata), Mizuki.U (Zuntata), Kumi.K, Takako.A, Chinami Nishimura (B1Produce)

Design works : Mihoko Sudoh

Quartity warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama, Makoto Obonai, Satoshi Katsumata, Eiji Kawabata

Production control : Seiji Watanabe, Kazuyori Masumoto, Kazuhiko Azuma, Eiji Maruyama, Takeshi Nakatani


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sega Dreamcast (2000)

NUON [Unreleased] (2001, "Bust-A-Move 4")

Nintendo 64


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1999)