Ultimate Bubble Breaker, Bubble Breaker with a Gravitational Twist!
Jun 2, 2011 1:59 PM –
Ultimate Bubble Breaker. You objective is to earn points by strategically clearing the field of bubbles, and plan ahead to earn the most points and remain the High Score holder on your phone. Remaining bubbles will always fall and be affected by the phone’s orientation maintaining a true sense of gravity. Hint: After a move, bubbles will fall towards WHICHEVER side of your phone is facing the ground, keep this in mind and plan moves ahead of time!
Price: Free Lite Version, Full Version $1.99
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tablet, HTC Thunderbolt
Pros & Cons:
- Play classic Bubble Breaker with a Gravitational Twist!
- Three different levels of difficulty!
- Indestructible bricks in medium and hard mode!
- No music and weak sound effects.
- Graphics leave a lot to be desired on a tablet.
- Scoring system only allows for one high score record.
Ultimate Bubble Breaker is your classic bubble breaker game with a twist. In classic bubble breaker games the bubbles always fall one way; straight down. In ultimate Bubble Breaker the bubbles fall differently based on how you are holding the device you are playing it on.
Ultimate Bubble Breaker plays out very similar to classic bubble breaker games. The object of the game is to line up as many bubbles in a row as possible. Then tap on one of the bubbles in the group in order to burst the bubbles and gain points. The larger the group of bubbles you pop the greater the amount of points you will earn.
As you burst the bubbles the remaining bubbles fall to the bottom of the screen. In Ultimate Bubble Breaker the bubbles fall differently based on how you are holding your device. They will fall to whichever side of the device is pointing towards the ground. This allows you to force Bubbles to fall both horizontally and vertically, which gives you more ways to line up similar bubbles together for higher scores.
There are three modes of play in Ultimate Bubble Breaker: Easy, Medium, and Hard. The free version of the game only comes with easy mode. In Medium and Hard mode the levels also include bubble bricks which cannot be popped. This requires you to put more thought in to your moves in order to avoid your bubble groupings being ruined by bricks.
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If you enjoy bubble breaker games you will enjoy Ultimate Bubble Breaker. It allows you to play the classic bubble breaker game with a new twist which allows you to have more control over the groupings of bubbles in the game.
If you don’t enjoy bubble breaker games then this game won’t change enough to make you like them. The rotational twist to Ultimate Bubble just requires you to think more in order to gain lore control than in standard bubble breaker games.
Ultimate Bubble Breaker will be addicting to those who enjoy classic bubble breaker games. It allows you to gain more control over the layout of the board and requires more strategy to play effectively.
Ultimate Bubble Breaker does feature a high score system so you can play against yourself. Scoring systems always increase the replay value of puzzle games such as this. Unfortunately the scoring system only keeps a record of the highest score on the highest difficulty. So you can not keep a record of all of your games or see how you have improved from past scores.
The graphics in Ultimate Bubble Breaker are OK for the cellphone, but mediocre of a tablet. I tested this application my HTC Thunderbolt and my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. On the HTC Thunderbolt the graphics were acceptable. The colors were bright, the game formatted properly to the device’s screen, and the game looked like it was a finished product. I felt the interface was of a lower quality then most of the recently released games in HD format, but that it was acceptable.
On my Galaxy Tablet the main menu looked normal, but the actual game play screen displayed improperly. The box that contains all of the bubbles only took up half of my screen instead of formatting to fit the device’s larger screen size. The graphic detailing of the game interface also seemed of a lower quality, so it appears that this game does not play well with higher resolution devices.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
Ultimate Bubble Breaker makes use of the accelerometer in a unique way to control the direction that the bubbles drop. The accelerometer controls worked well on both devices the game was tested on, and were an excellent addition to the bubble breaker concept.
The only sounds in the game were generated from the bubbles being popped. There were no sound effects on the main menu, no sound effects for a new high score, music for a timer, or even music in general. Adding a music track and further sound effects would do a lot to create a more finished feel to this game.
There was no use of vibration in the game, nor was any needed.