Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition

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Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition
Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition cover
Developers
Taito
DOS Acclaim Studios London
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1996
Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition at Wikipedia
Puzzle Bobble
Subseries of Bubble Bobble
Puzzle Bobble 1995
Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition 1996
Puzzle Bobble 2 1997
Puzzle Bobble 3DX 2001
Puzzle Bobble 4 2000
Super Puzzle Bobble 2001
Puzzle Bobble Online 2007

Key points

DOS version of Puzzle Bobble 2 released by Acclaim.
Has the 2X content.
Isn't a direct port of the original arcade version like the Windows version, resulting in missing and/or sped-up sprite animations and off-cue music.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check. Uses Redbook audio for music.
DOS
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>/BM2SETUP.DAT

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Supports resolutions up to 1024x768, but only 320x240 takes up the whole screen.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Cutscenes and whatnot are locked at 20fps, gameplay runs at 60fps.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse is not supported.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA, VESA
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References