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pBobble is no longer available for download. Shortly after the release of a commercial version of Puzzle Bobble, licensed from TAITO Corporation, I received the letter below from the maker of that version, and as a result, I have removed the game from the site.

From: "oeikevinm" <>
Subject: Puzzle Bobble- Copyright Violation
Date: Tuesday, 24 jun 2003, 19:06

Dear Niels Bo Andersen:

I am writing you on behalf of OutLook Entertainment, Inc. and TAITO Corporation regarding a product which you have been distributing which is in violation of a TAITO Corp of Japan registered copyright.

I was surprised to learn today of (pBubble) for sale at PalmGear. As your product description currently states "pBobble is a clone of the old arcade game Puzzle Bobble, or Bust-a-Move.." The product is based upon the original "Puzzle Bobble" arcade game (aka "Bust-A-Move"), and is clearly in violation of a TAITO Corp of Japan registered copyright. Because of this fact, this product must be removed from sale immediately.

Link to the product on Handango:

OutLook Entertainment, Inc. has secured the licensed rights from TAITO Corp of Japan for the Palm OS platform version of Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-a-Move).

The number of copies distributed (4,499) as of the time of this email has certainly already caused a significant financial loss to TAITO. Additionally this unauthorized product will also have a large negative financial impact upon the anticipated revenue of OutLook Entertainment's official commercial Licensed Version. OutLook Entertainment has already paid TAITO Corporation advance license fees based upon the Palm OS anticipated sales.

I have documented the information regarding the downloads of these products so this information is available upon any request from TAITO's headquarters or their duly authorized legal representatives.

Next steps:
1) Take the immediate steps necessary to remove this product from ALL forms of distribution (including PalmGear, and any other location).
2) Replay with a confirming email or letter stating that you will cease and desist immediately all distribution of the above product, and that you have not assigned any of the rights, or transferred any code to any other party.
3) Based upon your response, it is my hope that this matter can be closed promptly, and it will not be necessary to turn this matter over to TAITO and/or OutLook legal representation.
4) I have also copied this email to representatives at and as of this notice have requested that all references to this product be immediately removed from their site, effective as of the date and time of this email.

Kevin Mitchell, Pres.

OutLook Entertainment, Inc.
70 Kinderkamack Rd.
Emerson, NJ 07630 USA

tel. 201.986.0880
fax. 201.986.0934