The Bust-a-Move games, also known as Puzzle Bobble, are a series of puzzle video games from Taito. The games take place in the world of Bubble Bobble, featuring the dragon protagonists Bob and Bub as well as various other colorful characters. In the games players shoot colored bubbles at a slowly descending array of other bubbles. By matching three or more bubbles of the same color, the group of bubbles is destroyed. The player must eliminate all bubbles before they reach the bottom of the screen. Later games in the series add special items, stage gimmicks, and various other changed to the standard formula.
NOTE: Another series of games is also known as Bust-a-Move. This series, also known as Bust-a-Groove, is a completely unrelated series of rhythm dancing games.