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FAQ by KeyBlade999

Version: Final | Updated: 12/10/12

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                   |            Bust-A-Move 3 DX           |
                   |                 An FAQ                |
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                   |  Previous Update: 11:02 PM 12/9/2012  |
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                        Section Negative One: Donations           **BAM3DX_-1**
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While I do write all of my guides for free, it does take a lot of time and
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                        Section Zero: Table of Contents            **BAM3DX_0**
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  -1. Donations ................................................ **BAM3DX_-1**
   0. Table of Contents ........................................ **BAM3DX_0**
   1. Introduction ............................................. **BAM3DX_1**
   2. Version History .......................................... **BAM3DX_2**
   3. Legalities ............................................... **BAM3DX_3**

   4. Basics of the Game ....................................... **BAM3DX_4**


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                           Section One: Introduction               **BAM3DX_1**
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Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the GameBoy game 
Bust-A-Move 3 DX. This is a relatively unique game in which your main goal is
to match three balls of the same color. Sound easy? It rarely is, but it is
fun.

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Yeah, I don't know what to say about this. But try to enjoy.


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                         Section Two: Version History              **BAM3DX_2**
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Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
        11:02 PM 12/9/2012


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                           Section Three: Legalities               **BAM3DX_3**
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

© 2012 Daniel Chaviers (a.k.a. KeyBlade999).

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                       Section Four: Basics of the Game            **BAM3DX_4**
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Controls
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~~ D-Pad        : Move cannon left or right.
~~ A Button     : Fire.
~~ B Button     : N/A.
~~ Start Button : Pause/unpause game.
~~ Select Button: N/A.
~~ L/R Buttons  : These only have functions on the GBA SP and GameBoy Player
                  ways of playing the game. They will widen/narrow the
                  screen respectively. Otherwise, N/A.


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Playing the Game
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Game Basics:
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In Bust-A-Move, your goal is to clear all of the bubbles on the field. You do
so by firing your own bubbles at them to connect three of similar designs -
three triangles, three moons, three stars, and so on. You can connect more than
three at a time for additional points, obviously.

Even more helpful is that you can get rid of the bubbles by disconnecting them
from the group as a whole. Perhaps an example would work better...

O O O O O O O O O    Do you see that fourth row made of X's? If you were to
 O O O O O O O O     launch another "X" in there, you would end up connecting
O O O O O            three "X" bubbles, making them disappear. Seeing as all
 X X                 the bubbles below them, marked with "V", have nothing left
  V V                to hang on to, they'll fall as well, regardless of their
 V V V               type, giving you additional bonus points!
V V V V

During the game, you may want to launch your ball in a number of ways to
connect the desired three. Of course, the most convenient method is knocking
them together directly. But what if something is in the way? Remember, then,
that you can bounce the bubbles off of the walled sides of the field - the
angle at which the bubble hits the wall equals the angle it bounces going from
it, so you know. This will become a convenient technique later in a game, as
you can often bounce bubbles you don't need off of the roof back to you, which
gets rid of them!

That's pretty much the game for you. The game will generally end whenever the
stack of bubbles extends too far down to your part of the area, though, if you
have credits, you may be able to continue.


Arcade:
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There are two sub-modes of this.

1P Puzzle consists of an arcade like series of Bust-A-Move levels. You'll
find a map with a bunch of letters; you'll progress through these linearly as
you go through, along a chosen path. Each level consists of five Bust-A-Move
games in which your primary goal is survival, although gaining points will
possibly net you a high score as well. Bonus points are given for quick level
completions.

Player VS. Computer is a competitive mode against the computer (big surprise).
Here, you'll mostly compete for points or to see who dies first - whichever way
you prefer to look at it. The two of you will mostly not affect each other ...
unless you end up "dechaining" a group of bubbles or just take out many at one
time. In that case, the other participant in the match will have their field
filled up more with bubbles, effectively putting them closer to death in most
cases. The winner of the match will be the one who does not die from their
bubble stack going too far down, and, if you are the winner, you continue on to
fight the next character.


Challenge:
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Merely a way to self-impose challenges, you are given certain goals to try to
complete in a sequence of levels, which can consist of one or more Bust-A-Move
games.





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