Review Bubble Star
Shoot from a cannon with colored balls
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 16 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Bubble Star is a very vivid and colorful bubble-shooter game for Windows Phone, which will surely appeal to fans of the genre, and will be a great time-killer for them. The main goal of the game is to destroy colored balls. You'll shoot them from a cannon with similar balls, and try to put them together in the amount of three or more balls. You have to act quickly and carefully as the cluster of balls begins to descend after a while.
At the bottom of the playing field is translucent line. If the balls cross it, the game ends, and you have to start all over again. Should you aim for too long, a cluster of balls will quickly reach the forbidden line. Should you make a mistake and shoot with the ball the wrong chain, the cluster will get closer to the same line. At your disposal there is the only one cannon, and the ball which the cannon will be charged with after the shot, lies next to it.
Gameplay featuresTo be honest, this moment exactly is not fully understood. Firstly, the balls can change their color depending on what has remained on the playing field. Secondly, almost all similar games provides the opportunity to replace the ball from a cannon with the ball from the queue, however, here is no such a chance. Nevertheless, the game is very original and diverse. The fact is that the balls will not always lie normal on the playing field. In some cases they will even spin like carousel.
We love ricochetAdditional complexity in these levels lies in the fact that the balls of no use to you are next to the cannon, while the balls which you need are at the opposite side. In such cases you will have to use the sides of the playing field as reflective panels. Shoot the wall at a certain angle, and the ball will bounce towards the pile of other balls at the same angle. You can earn game points by several parameters. As it was already mentioned, you have to act very quickly, as for taking your time you can be fined few points.
ResumeColored balls after the fall go down through a special pipe, and depending on how many balls will be in the same party, a reward will be calculated. In addition to the colored balls, you will also meet asteroids on the playing field. They cannot be destroyed, but they fall to the bottom bringing you points when you clear the whole field of colored balls, or destroy the control chain. Of course, there are a lot of bonuses in the game. Some of them will slow down the falling of the balls, the other will allow you to use a laser sight. In general, you will not be bored with this game. Although you will unlikely play it often, for this genre is too common.