The bubble factory has gone in to overdrive
The bubbles are getting everywhere and need to be cleaned up
Are you game enough to clear the bubbles from every level?
Bubble Pops is simple, wildly addictive and the best match 3 puzzle game on the store today
The objective is simple
- Match 3 or more bubbles of the same colour by swapping their places.
- Matches can be horizontal or vertical.
- The bubbles merge together into a bigger bubble...
growing until they burst in a shower of colour that feeds other bubbles.
- Get cascades of pops for even higher scores.
- As you progress the levels get more and more challenging.
You will need to get at least one star on each level to pass on to the next, but be sure to go back and challenge yourself and your friends to get three stars on each level!
Check out the help page for ideas on strategy
While getting 1 star on each level may seem easy getting 3 stars on each is very very hard.
How to play
Bubble Pops is a match 3 game. The player needs to make a line of 3 or more bubbles of the same colour either horizontally or vertically.
This is achieved by swapping bubbles, either horizontally or vertically, so that one of those bubbles makes a match. If neither makes a match they will return to their starting positions.
When a match is made the other bubbles in the match merge with the bubbles that was moved to make a bigger bubble. Other bubbles fall down from above to fill the newly created gaps potentially creating new matches which also merge and so on.
When the game starts all of the bubbles are size 1 and as they merge they can grow to be sizes 2, 3, or 4. Bigger than that and the bubbles are unstable and go POP! and little bubbles fly out to merge with other bubbles of the same colour. If a little bubble merges with a size 4 dot then it will also go POP! and create a cascade which is worth more points.
Scoring is simple. When a bubble merges it score 10 times its size so a size 1 dot will score 10 and a size 3 dot will score 30. When a bubble pops it scores 100 times it size, so a size 5 pop is worth 500 points and a size 10 is worth 1000 points. When a cascade occurs the score is multiplied by the level of the cascade so a first cascade (secondary pop) size 5 pop would be worth 1000 points and a second cascade size 5 pop would be worth 1500 points and so on.
For most levels the score determines the number of stars awarded. On some levels there are a number of bubbles of specific colours that need to be collected in order to get that first star. Bubbles are only collected when they pop. On some levels the stars are also time based for example less than 80 seconds to get 1 star, less than 70 to get 2 stars, and less than 60 seconds to get 3 stars.
Levels are grouped in to pages of 4. To progress to the next page of levels it is necessary to obtain at least 9 stars on that page in any combination over the 4 levels. The player can opt to watch a short reward ad instead to allow progress to the next page if less than 9 stars have been awarded.
There are 4 type of special blocks
Blank - Bubbles can't occupy a blank space but they can pass through it
Unbreakable - Bubbles can't go through this space and have to go around. The block cannot be damaged.
Breakable - Bubbles can't go through this space while it is occupied. A POP! next to the block will do damage to it. Horizontally or vertically adjacent pops will break it in two causing the pieces to fly off the screen. Diagonal pops will do damage according to how big the pop was. Two diagonal pops will break the block.
Warps - A warp will move a bubble from one position in the level to another. A level can have up to 3 warps all matched by their colour.