Bubble Town 2 in 1 Bundle Pack [rating: 3/5]
Fans of the popular Facebook game, Bubble Town created by Iplay, will love this new app Bubble Town 2 in 1 Bundle Pack. It consists of the original Bubble Town and Bubble Town 2 all for the price of one game!
Bubble Town is the well known Facebook game that many of you would have already played or heard of. It is very similar to games like Puzzle Bobble. You launch the colored heads called ‘borbs’ from a cannon aiming up above at the other colored borbs. The aim of the game is to match three or more to clear the screen.
The controls are easy to follow. Along the bottom of the screen is an orange dot on a bar, you move that from side to side and your cannon moves accordingly. When you have your cannon aimed at the right borb above, you then double tap the dot or tap the cannon once. You can also use the motion control option and if you do it that way you just move your device. I personally preferred the touch and tap option as I seemed to have better control over what I was aiming and shooting at. To keep clearing the board just match 3 or more.
There are 31 mixed levels altogether and within each of them are power ups all offering different things to help you clear the screen of borbs. If your tube is empty at the bottom and the borbs get nearer to what is called the danger zone and the game is over.
This version of Bubble Town on the iPhone is more fiddly than what it is via facebook. The motion control is terrible to move and aim and really not worth using at all. The tap and touch is slightly better and you do have a little guide line showing you where you might hit if you shoot where you are pointing.
I didn’t like the music in this one but luckily you can turn it off. There are a few sound effects put in for when you are shooting the borbs up and hitting the other colors which did sound good. The graphics are nice and colorful and is certainly a pleasure to look at. Overall though Bubble Town is probably a game that I would rather just play on facebook instead of on my iPhone just because it is a lot easier via facebook.
The next game is Bubble Town 2 which is supposed to be the ultimate version of Bubble Town and I admit it is definitely better than the first one. Again the aim is the same you have to match 3 or more borbs to clear the screen and with this one there are 45 levels to complete. There are the usual power ups again and all you have to do to activate them is match them up to borbs of the same colour.
There are three new modes in this one. Classic mode which is just matching the borbs before they can come down to the danger zone. Ball mode is all about a ball shaped clump surrounding the danger zone, you have to prevent the shrinking danger zone from over lapping the clump. Final mode is Invasion mode, defeat the lump armies by matching in set areas and detaching large branches of borbs from the clump. You have unlimited borbs on this one but the roof does lower every three shots so you have to get your goal achieved a lot quicker.
The controls are only slightly different to the first. You move the cannon by touching the screen from left or right there is no dot at the bottom you have to touch. When you are ready you fire by tapping the cannon. The graphics are bright and colorful and the animation is quite good but again the music is very annoying and got turned off almost at the start.
There are many puzzle games like this available on any console and most are the same, once they have been completed there is not much more to do. Saying that though you are getting two games for a reasonable price and it is quite enjoyable.
- Two games for one
- Nice graphics
- Enjoyable and fun game
The Not So Good
- Terrible motion control
- Music is annoying
- You have to exit the app to try the other game.
Price: $2.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Apr 23, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.0
Size: 53.1 MB
Seller: Digital Bridges Limited t/a I-play
© 2010. Published by I-play. All Rights Reserved. I-play is a trademark and trading name of Oberon Media, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.