Dino Bubble Shooter 2, an adorable time-waster game
Jul 10, 2012 10:31 AM –
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 is an adorable bubble-blasting game with a dinosaur theme. Not dissimilar to games like Bubble Blast 2 and Bubble Shoot, it looks sweet and is very addictive. If you like your puzzle games absorbing and cute, Dino Bubble Shooter 2 is just what you need!
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Cute graphics!
- Nice sound!
- Addictive gameplay!
- Lots of challenging levels!
- Multi-player support!
- Not particularly original, if you’ve played similar games to death, this doesn’t offer anything new.
- Multi-player mode is a great inclusion, but there seemed to be too few players to compete against.
- Not compatible with certain devices, even top-end Androids.
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 is of that familiar puzzle genre that sees you shooting bubbles (or balloons in some games) into the sky. Connect three of the same colour together and they pop. Every so often the level drops and, if the bubbles reach the floor, it’s game over. The gameplay then is remarkably familiar, but it’s worth considering the way the theme influences elements of the game.
In many such games, the ceiling lowers at specific moments, pushing the assorted bubbles closer to the ground. In Dino Bubble Shooter 2, the ceiling consists of heavy storm cloud which, in a fit of lightning, lower themselves towards you. You usually have a choice of controls too- either aiming and firing, or tapping in the direction you want the bubble to go. The same applies in this game, so if you’ve played games like this before, you’ll feel right at home. You can change the colour of the bubble you’re about to shoot if you wish, and you achieve this by tapping the ball under Dino. This again is a feature you get in similar games, even titles like Zuma include this option.
One feature I’ve not encountered before is the multi-player option. Here you go through the PlayPhone social gaming platform to compete against other players. While I really like the inclusion of this feature I couldn’t find anyone online to play against, and the PlayPhone UI isn’t particularly user-friendly. You can, however, invite friends on the network to play, or find someone in the network’s Lobby to play against. I did find this a little hit-and-miss and couldn’t find people to play against. I would anticipate however that, with increased popularity, there will be more players using the game.
The game features a whopping 250 free levels and this has to be a good thing for fans of this genre. There’s enough challenging levels to keep even the most hardcore action puzzle fans occupied. What’s more, this is just the first ‘Scene’ and there are 3 more on the way. This means gaming goodness of 1000 levels in total.
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Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Tyical level view
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Aim from the launcher or point in the direction you want to fire
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Bubbles pop in cute detail
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Bounce bubbles off walls to reach tricky places
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Birds drop bubbles to add to your problems. Tap them three times to prevent this happening
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – If bubbles reach the floor it’s game over
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Lightning signifies the clouds growing closer
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – You lose
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Round clear
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Menu
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Level select
Dino Bubble Shooter 2 – Pause menu
If you’ve enjoyed these shooter games before, you’ll be right at home with the gameplay and themed features. The inclusion of multi-player support and up to 1,000 levels is enough to keep the fun going for some time. Obviously games like this are not for everyone, and I don’t think there is enough originality to persuade non-fans to download the game.
This really depends on the gamer. I know plenty of Android users that love games like this and can play them for hours at a time. However, such gameplay has been available on various formats for many years now so a Dino-themed version is hardly revolutionary.
The graphics are fine and nicely detailed, but nothing to write home about. They’re colourful and responsive, but you will have seen far better elsewhere, even within the genre.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The sound effects and music are of pretty standard fare- they work well with the game but isn’t anything special.
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