The 50 Best Puzzle Games of All Time

40. Bust A Move

Year: 1994
System: Arcade

An entirely different kind of matching game, Bust A Move has you shooting colored bubbles towards a multicolored cluster moving steadily downward. Like any good matching game you can pull off combo chains with a well-placed hit, though it gets tricky in that sometimes the best way to do this is to bounce a bubble off the wall like you might the cue ball in billiards. What really makes this one stand out is the reversal of its core components though—how often do you angle your shot upward at an already established target?

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