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Super Bust-A-Move (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Super Bust-A-Move

Also known as: Super Puzzle Bobble (JP)
Developer: Taito
Publishers: Taito (JP), Acclaim Entertainment (US/EU)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: September 28, 2000, February 7, 2002 (Taito Best)
Released in US: November 27, 2000
Released in EU: December 15, 2000


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.


A game that's infamous for its North American box art.

Debug Menu

Super Bust-A-Move - debugmenu.png

A fairly small debug menu remains in this game. Only a few options work here. Apply the below code to enable it. With the code on, hold the Select button while the loading icon is on screen, before the title screen. Press L3 + Start to disable the debug menu. This will disable it the next time you try and go back to it, or hit the TILT option.

USA Code:

Enable Debug Menus
D01E8C36 0000FFFE
20165D00 0C0432AE
D01E8C36 0000FFF5
20165D00 0C05AF5E
D01E8C36 0000BBFF
2023124C 0010F930
D01E8C36 0000B7FF
2023124C 001105C0
D01E8C36 0000BEFF
2023124C 0010FEA8
D01E8C36 0000BDFF
2023124C 0010F230

With the code on, press the following buttons while over the ---- menu option for more test menus:

  • L1 + X for se test.
  • R1 + X for Actuator test.
  • L2 + X for cv test.
  • R2 + X for sound test.
Menu Option Notes
TILT MENU Sends you to the title screen.
toggle status display Toggles a debug display.
toggle pause shade It is unclear what this does.
Frame dump(ALL) Crashes the game.
Frame dump(view) Crashes the game.
round clear Plays a demo.
end Sends you to this menu again.
reset Resets the game.

Selecting toggle status display will display some debug information on screen. It will also draw a bar on the left of the screen, and a blinking X at the top right:

Super Bust-A-Move - debugdisplay.png

(Source: Original TCRF research)

se test

Super Bust-A-Move - se test.png

This will allow you to play all of the SFX in the game. Move with D-Pad and confirm or stop a sound with Circle. Press Triangle to return to the debug menu.

actuator test

Super Bust-A-Move - actuator test.png

Nothing appears to work here.

cv test

Super Bust-A-Move - cvtest.png

This menu allows you to listen to all of the voices in the game. Move with D-Pad and confirm or stop a sound with Circle. Press Triangle to return to the debug menu.

sound test

Super Bust-A-Move - soundtest.png

This allows you to play all of the BGM in the game. Move with D-Pad and confirm or stop a sound with Circle. Press Triangle to return to the debug menu.