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Bust-a-Move 3000
Bust-a-Move 3000.jpg
Developer(s) Taito
Publisher(s) EU/NA Ubisoft
JP Taito
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA February 12, 2003
JP February 27, 2003
EU September 5, 2003
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Bust-a-Move 3000
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Super Puzzle Bobble was ported to the GameCube in 2002, under the name of Super Puzzle Bobble (Europe)/Bust-A-Move All-Stars (Japan), and also simply Bust-A-Move 3000. The game is a direct port, except for the inclusion of new backgrounds. It also features new box artwork, more in line with the in-game artwork. The GameCube All-Stars version has a four-player option.

Emulation Information

Improper GameCube Font

Due to copyright concerns, Dolphin is unable to include official GameCube fonts, and instead uses Droid Sans. Unfortunately, Droid Sans does not align well with the size/kerning of the official GameCube font, which can cause text to be misplaced, dialogs to display improperly, and other issues due to differing text sizes.

This can be corrected by including a region appropriate GameCube IPL (i.e. BIOS ROM) under <Dolphin User Folder>/GC/. A GameCube "IPL.bin" can be acquired from a real GameCube using Swiss. Refer issue 8362. GameCube BIOS files need to be named "IPL.bin" in order for Dolphin to detect them, and should be 2,097,152 bytes in size. IPL files are different for PAL consoles and NTSC consoles, but American NTSC consoles use the same IPL files as Japanese NTSC consoles. The known good CRC32 checksums below can be used to validate files, but it is possible that a bad dump with a different checksum also works.

v1.0 6DAC1F2A 4F319F43
v1.1 D5E6FEEA 667D0B64
v1.2 86573808 AD1B7F16


There are no reported problems with this title.


60Hz PAL

In the PAL-Version the 60Hz mode cannot be activated at startup. Use this Gecko code to force the 60Hz mode.

0409699C 38600000
040FB480 00000014


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Bust-a-Move 3000 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21377 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-5254 Windows 7 AMD E-350 @ 1.84 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6310 Nearly perfect Dark.H
4.0-5254 Windows 7 AMD C-50 @ 1 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6250 Playable, minor lags Dark.H

Gameplay Videos

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