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Bust A Move - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A puzzle game whose object is to link three or more spheres of the same color together to eliminate them from the screen. While playing against an opponent, if more than three spheres are removed at once, they will be added to the collection on the other player's screen.

Bust A Move was produced by SNK in 1993.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Bust A Move was produced include: Football Frenzy, Fatal Fury 2, Baseball Stars 2, Garou Densetsu 2: Arata-naru Tatakai, Art Of Fighting, 3 Count Bout, Garou Densetsu Special, Fire Suplex, Fatal Fury Special, and Puzzle De Pon!


Name Bust A Move
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7246
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Shoot
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Bust A Move Instructions Image
Control Panel Bust A Move Control Panel Image

Game Play

Using a special 'bubble launcher' you fire colored bubbles in an attempt to make matches and clear the playing field of bubbles. After clearing all the bubbles, you advance to the next level. The game ends when the bubbles get so piled up that they reach the bottom of the screen.

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Cabinet Information

The game is often housed in a standard NeoGeo cabinet.


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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Bust A Move Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 107 known instances of this machine owned by Bust A Move collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 89 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Bust A Move machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Bust A Move circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Bust A Move.

This game ranks a 31 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 86.25 86.25
2017 2 101.00 101.00
2018 2 295.00 295.00
All Years 6 143.75 160.75


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