I do like the Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move series, but Taito has been pretty much a ghost company since Square Enix bought them out years ago. Square Enix doesn't really care about the Taito properties so they just milk them with sequels that all look the same or sometimes even worse than the old games.
Small independent developers are the ones that make good arcade-style games nowadays.
Game was pretty fun. Really easy compared to the NES one. Wife was getting frustrated with the game so the ending is a blur now. I would love to give it a second go, probably alone this time though, haha.