Bubble Drop… Yet Another Bubble Game
Jun 2, 2011 3:43 PM –
Bubble Drop. Blast your bubbles at other bubbles that are similarly colored. Get three or more bubbles in a row to blast them apart. The faster you shoot the faster the bubble will drop. If you are skilled enough while you shoot you will see the bubbles explode in a great show of color. Tap around to fish for the best bubble to blast.
Tested on: MyTouch 3G Slide
Pros & Cons:
- It’s yet another bubble game
Bubble Drop is another version of the popular game where you shoot colored balls from the bottom of the screen to clear the board. In this version, I liked that you can tap where you want it to go, rather than be forced to use a less than perfect aiming mechanism. However, the ball that’s up and the next color showing, for some reason, occasionally switched for me. So I’d think I was shooting blue, for example, but I would get white. It didn’t happen often, but it was enough that it got frustrating.
There are a few options you can tweak in the game to help find the play mode best for you. I actually found the playing in colorblind mode, which is still colored, but in a different palette and with symbols on the balls as well, was easier to use than the standard mode. There is a “don’t hurry me” mode that will lower the ceiling at a slower pace than the regular mode.
One thing I didn’t like is that the game is made to be played in portrait mode but if you move the phone right, the automatic rotate will kick in and push you into landscape mode, making it impossible to play. I would have like to see the developer lock the screen into the game’s main viewing mode so that didn’t happen.
Bubble Drop 1
Bubble Drop 2
Bubble Drop 3
If you’ve played this style of game before and liked it, then you’ll feel very at home playing this app. I did wish it had a bit more too it, since it seemed like a very basic version, without any extras to make it stand out from the crowd.
It’s a fun game, but because of that lack of anything extra, it looses it’s appeal quickly. Even the addition of trophies or high scores or something along those lines to keep you coming back would be welcome, but right now, after a few rounds, you get a “been there done that” feeling.
The graphics are very basic, but that’s to be expected for this type of game. I would like to see more in the design of the frames, and maybe separate the current and next color in the UI to make it a harder to confuse the two at a quick glance.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The game doesn’t use any of these. Again, it’s a very basic example of this type of game.