Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Cheats and Tips
1) Always, ALWAYS look to see what your opponent is doing. This should be done repeatedly, just glance over and see where his bubbles go up to. If he has more bubbles on the screen, it's a good sign. If he is in trouble, switch to a strategy which sends over smaller packets of bubbles rather than one big attack, to try to finish him off.
2) Always be aware of what colour is coming next. You may be, for example left with a choice of two shots, one blocking off your trigger colour and a tricky shot to your combination which, say, puts you on the very bottom row as the screen has started to shake (ie. one bubble after this, the screen will move down). If you know that your trigger colour is next, you should obviously play the latter shot. If you know a useless colour is coming, you can block off your trigger and keep alive when the screen comes down. A quick look as your current bubble is being fired and is on the way will allow you to aim quicker. Just make sure you don't confuse the current colour with the next colour. It's easier than you think to do. In addition, when on the defensive, look for when you'll be able to clear a couple of bubbles with the next shot. If an uncoordinated colour is to be fired (ie. one that doesn't match anything or is of no current use), you could be able to attach it to the colour to be removed next in a way that it will be removed as well. This is especially important in difficult situations where there isn't much room to waste shots (ie. you're in trouble). 3) Relax - it's only Bust-A-Move, no one dies. Play quickly but not rashly and don't panic if your opponent hits a move. More often than not you can retaliate easily (after all, he's given you loads of bubbles to pop!) and put him on the back foot. Also, if you don't see an immediate use for a certain colour bubble, don't just fire it off anywhere, look to where it will hinder your development least. 4) If your opponent is in real trouble, you can play immorally by aiming right to one side and watching your bubble bounce repeatedly from side to side. If both of you are stuck, and facing imminent death, waste your entire shot clock if you can't see a way out. It's cowardly, I know, but if there's something at stake it's a good tactic. 5) If you know, for example, that an awkward bouncing shot will not hit the target even if you aim it perfectly using the collar buttons, or that a direct shot simply will not squeeze through a certain gap, then don't play it! 6) If you gain access to a star, please use it wisely. 7) If you hear that your opponent has hit a combination, check to see how big it will be. You can tell this by looking at the red and yellow blobs that will appear at the bottom of your screen. Do this before you fire anything. If you will be attacked heavily (ie. at least two waves of bubbles), cancel what you might have been doing with your current shot and clear as much room as you can if possible. What can happen is that the colours of bubbles you receive will be highly coordinated and you can quickly strike back or form a combination.