Puzzle Bobble – Episode 016

Bustin’ makes us feel good as we explore the origins of Taito’s Puzzle Bobble (or Bust a Move). We try to make sense of the Bubble Bobble family tree which includes a long, lost ancestor. Why was this MVS cart one of the most bootlegged Neo Geo games? What about Bub and Bob made them so attractive to the fairer sex? What reasons are given for popping all these bubbles? Where do Bub and Bob fall on the Kingdom Animalia spectrum? Also included for your pleasure: stuttering, Young MC, attract modes played at the Gates of Hell, Snood, and forbidden initials.

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  1. A bit late, but: Around 41 minutes, you wondered why the NES was designed like a VCR. That was done because the NES was the first system released in the US after the console crash. Nintendo wanted to get away from the stigma of those earlier consoles, so they designed it to look like it fit in with other devices in an entertainment center, rather than an obvious gaming machine.

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