Lost In Translation/Puzzle Bobble 3

From ExoticA
Out Run (Arcade version)
Out Run (Sinclair ZX Spectrum version)

This page is a stub for arcade games that are part of the Lost In Translation series using information based on MAME (version 0.113u2).
For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.


Puzzle Bobble 3
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1996
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
Dial
4 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 16.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
ES5505 (@ 15.238 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 232 pixels
58.97 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
14,155,776 bytes (13.50 MiB)
MAME ID pbobble3 · pbobbl3j · pbobbl3u

About The Game

Puzzle Bobble 3, as its name implies, is an arcade video puzzle game.

Link 3 or more coloured bubbles by shooting an identical coloured bubble. When they are joined together, they pop.

Trivia

Released in September 1996.

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 win-pose (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'.

Soundtrack releases :

Puzzle Bobble Variety / Zuntata [Zuntata Records - ZTTL-0009 - Mar 28, 1997]

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)
    Puzzle Bobble [MVS] (1994)
  2. Puzzle Bobble 2 (1995)
    Puzzle Bobble 2 [MVS] (1999)
    Puzzle Bobble 2X (1995)
  3. Puzzle Bobble 3 (1996)
  4. Puzzle Bobble 4 (1997)
  5. Super Puzzle Bobble (1999)
  6. Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)
  7. Super Puzzle Bobble 2 (2002, Sony PlayStation 2)
  8. Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars (2003, Nintendo GameCube)
  9. Puzzle Bobble Vs. (2003, Nokia N-Gage)
  10. Ultra Bust-a-Move (2004, Microsoft XBOX)
  11. Puzzle Bobble Pocket (2005, Sony PSP)
  12. 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
Yukiharu 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)

Cabinet and Artwork

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")


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.