Pros: Great fun that can last for days straight.
Cons: Simple graphics and music.
In Bust A Move '99, characters from other popular Japanese games are warped into Bubble World to compete for the right to go home. They compete on a bubble board similar in appearance to the old Tetris games. Group bubbles of the same color together and watch them fall, dropping any connected bubbles with them. Clear all your bubbles before your opponent does and you've won the right to move on to the next board...
The beauty of the game is it's flexibility and variety, as no two games are ever the same. First of all, you get to choose between 8 different characters, each with their own bubble skills and weaknesses. Opponents are randomly chosen with each new round, and the contents of each of the boards changes as well. I love the fact that there's a chaotic hierarchy and I never know what I'm going to be facing next. As if this wasn't enough flexibility, Bust a Move '99 also has 3 different skill levels, allowing players to fight opponents exactly tailored to their experience level.
A great feature of the game is the "sabotage" feature. When a color-scheme is completed and a set of bubbles drop, any accompanying bubbles fall as well. Those extra bubbles don't just disappear, they pop up on your opponent's board! This is a fun and efficient means to gaining a quick advantage as well as letting off some competitive steam.
Like 007 for the Playstation, the most addictive feature of this game is it's two player competition. It allows you to go head to head with another person, trying to score as many points as possible while sabotaging your friend's board. The eight characters are all present here and they bring their special talents with them, bringing an extra level of strategy to the two-player mode.