Liqua Pop [rating: 4.5/5]
In Liqua Pop for iPhone, Toadie the frog needs help clearing his way to the top of the leaf and you are just the person to help. In this match-3 puzzler, you are tasked with popping matching color droplets by dragging them together and not allowing them to overflow the screen. You will find boosts to help you along your way as the increasing speed of the droplets attempt to overwhelm you. This puzzle game certainly incites a fast style of game play.
Liqua Pop is an innovative match 3 puzzle game that is both visually impressive and addictive. The game has a liquid based theme and interface that flows extremely well and carries on with the theme of the game. The key to this game is combining all the droplets you can to gain more points. After you combine 3 or more, a timer will start and the bubble will burst. The goal is get rid of all of the droplets while trying to get as big a bubble as possible to get a higher score. This sounds fairly easy but as you go the droplets come faster and faster and while trying to combine droplets for a bigger score can get pretty hectic.
Along the journey you encounter 7 bugs that aid in your quest. The bugs are stuck in random bubbles and when the bubbles burst the bugs are released and they aid by giving you a boost. These boosts consist of bugs that change surrounding bubbles colors or even burst the other bubbles surrounding it. If you aren’t careful the bugs can leave behind obstacles so, as always keep a keen eye in this game.
The main action you will find yourself doing in this game is sliding your finger from droplet to droplet to combine them until the timer runs out and they burst. A very helpful feature is that when bubbles are big enough to start counting down you can shake your iPhone and they will burst immediately. This is extremely important when your screen begins to fill up and you have few other choices. The color scheme of the bubbles also changes from time to time to create just a little more havoc. Sometimes you will have large amounts of two colors that threaten to expand so much that they end your game by filling the screen and other times there are so many colors that it is hard to combine them fast enough. All of the different changes in game play make this game diverse and extremely different each time you play.
This game is stunning visually and the ambient sounds do a great job in tying in to the theme of the game. A real game changer for me was the ability to play music on your iPhone in the app while you are playing. This gives you not only the awesome sounds of the game but your favorite tunes to play to. The changing environment that is built on a liquid theme is staggering. It is very impressive how the entire interface ties into the theme and renames so crisp and clean. I never saw a dip in the game play and everything remained fluid and smooth throughout my entire experience. This is impressive considering everything in this game is continually moving and seemingly changing colors, it’s borderline psychedelic.
Liqua Pop for iPhone is a combination of addictive gameplay, stunning visual scheme and awesome features like picking your own music that kept me coming back to this game. The fact that you can log in to Facebook and share your high scores with friends as well as see a world scoreboard is pretty awesome as well. At $1.99 this game is a bargain for those who are looking for a highly addictive game that has great visuals and great features.
- Visual Theme
- Play Your Own Music
- Facebook Scoreboard
- Needs more distinct environment change
$1.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Mar 10, 2011
Size: 12.0 MB
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
© Original idea by Kirill Bulatsev. Developed by iChromo
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later