Bust-A-Move: Dance and Rhythm Action Cheats & Codes

High Scoring Solos

Use the following moves when you take turns dancing:
Heat: Up, Down, Up, Circle
Frida: Up, Down, Up, Circle
Strike: Up(2), Left, Circle
Hamm: Down, Right, Left, Circle
Kelly: Right, Left, Right, Circle 
Shorty: Down(3), Circle
Hiro: Right, Up, Down, Circle
Pinky: Up, Left, Up, Circle
Gas-O: Left, Down, Right, Up, Circle
Kitty N.: Down(2), Right, Circle
Capoeira: Right, Up, Right, X
Robo-Z: Up, Down, Left, Right, Circle
Columbo: See Shorty
Burger Dog: See Hamm 

Alternate Costumes

At the character selection screen, highlight a character, then hold Select and press X. Note: In the Japanese version of the game, hold Select and press Circle.

Bonus Level

Successfully complete level 1 with Shorty. Then, press Up, Down, Left, Right, Circle.

Bust-A-Move: Dance and Rhythm Action Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Winning Pose Close-up

Hold Circle after successfully completing a stage.

Dodge Attacks

Press Square to avoid an attack.

Attack Opponent

Press Triangle to attack an opponent.

Level Skip

Successfully complete the game once with any character. Then, begin a game in single player mode and press L2 + Select when a song begins to jump to the next level.

Columbo Cameo

Play as Shorty in two player mode. Go all the way through any combo twice, then complete the 0 combo. Columbo should jump out of Shorty's pocket.

Play As Columbo

Successfully complete the game on the normal and hard difficulty settings. Then, select Shorty as a character and beat the game on the normal difficulty setting again.

Play As Burger Dog

Successfully complete the game on the normal and hard difficulty settings. Then, select Hamm as a character and beat the game on the normal difficulty setting again.

Play As Robo-Z

Successfully complete the game on the hard difficulty setting.

Play As Capoeira

Successfully complete the game on the normal difficulty setting.

Dance Preview

Successfully complete the game on the easy difficulty setting.