Taito is a publisher with some influential retro chops, being the stewards of the classic Space Invaders license (and they've done some really cool things with it), and Bust-a-Move [$4.99]. Considering that match-3 bubble-shooters are a really lucrative genre now, it's kind of crazy to think that Bust-a-Move was the one to start it all off. The good news is that if you've wanted to enjoy the classic without dealing with any consumable IAP stuff, well, Taito's put the original and New Bust-a-Move [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)] on sale. Here's a whole list of their stuff:

There's some solid games in that list, including a few greats like Space Invaders Infinity Gene which I had forgotten about until now. Might be worth checking out a few of these games and get acquainted with them.

  • RiptoR

    Aw, bust-a-move isn't available in the Belgian store. Got fond memories from the proper arcade cabinet versions.

    • RiptoR

      Apparently Bust-A-Move is available in the belgian store, but with another name: Puzzle Bobble. It seems the European releases (arcade, console, handheld, ...) have always been called Puzzle Bobble.

  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    FYI: Some of these won't run on iOS 8.

  • HarryWarden

    Bubble Bobble's port has awful controls.

    • bones boy

      Agreed. It's one of my fave arcade games ever but it's impossible to do well with these awkward controls.

  • smiffee666

    Dariusburst could do with an update

  • bigrand1

    Please, Please, Tiato!!
    Bring Jungle King to IOS or Android! I've been wanting and waiting for it for years now! Ya GOTTA do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE!!!!!