April 11, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - SoftAKGames today is pleased to introduce Bubbles Popper 1.0 free for iOS, its newest color-match, grid-based game, where players touch a bubble and all bubbles of the same color that are contiguous, horizontally or vertically, are removed simultaneously. After each move, columns of bubbles drop under the influence of gravity, filling empty spaces in the grid. With no game clock, the 1-player game emphasizes strategy to achieve the highest score. Game rules dictate that a required number of bubbles be removed to level up (increasing at each level), and there are three difficulty settings: 4, 5, or 6 colors of bubbles. The greater the number of bubbles popped at one time, the higher the value, e.g., 3=3 points; 10=90 points; 20=380 points. Bubbles Popper tracks the player's best scores, and offers optional participation in Game Center Leaderboards and Challenges.
* Fast, fun, match-3 style game
* No game clock for relaxed play
* Develop the best strategies for leveling up and popping multiple bubbles
* Scoring system rewards popping the most bubbles simultaneously
* Game Center support
With eye-catching graphics and smooth operation, Bubbles Popper incorporates several important features not found in most similar games. First, players can choose the difficulty by selecting to play on a gameboard with bubbles of 4, 5, or 6 different colors. Running up big scores and moving through the levels get more difficult with more colors. Currently, the global 4-color high score is 576,128; the global 5-color high score is 496,163; and the global 6-color high score is 450,280.
The second feature that distinguishes Bubbles Popper is that there is no game clock or timer. Free of any time pressure, players can relax and make more intelligent moves based on strategic planning. Third, the game offers unlimited take backs without any penalty. This helps players refine their skills, and the cluster of bubbles unpopped remains highlighted to help the player better visualize their previous move.
Fourth, each level of play requires that an additional 15 bubbles be popped to advance to the next level. On a gameboard of 300 bubbles, Level 1 requires a minimum of 210 bubbles popped to go to Level 2 (225 min.) and Level 3 (240 min.), etc. Players who have met the minimum requirement do not move to the next level until no further matches remain, allowing them to score additional points before advancing.
Fifth, Bubbles Popper rewards players for popping large numbers of bubbles simultaneously, rather than over several moves. For example, popping two clusters of four bubbles each scores 24 points (2x12=24), while popping one cluster of eightandrey bubbles scores 56 points. The scoring system is based on an arithmetic progression that heavily rewards the largest clusters of bubbles popped at once. The scoring system is constructed as follows: 2 bubbles simultaneously=2 points; 3/3 pts; 4/12pts; 5/20 pts; 10/90 pts; 15/210 pts; 20/380 pts; 25/600 pts., etc.
"SoftAKGames now has 11 different puzzle games for iOS and Android featuring grids of colored squares, cubes, circles, and spheres," commented Andrey Krutikov. "Bubbles Popper allows players to solve always new puzzles using strategic planning."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 14.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bubbles Popper 1.0 is free (ad-supported) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, SoftAKGames was founded by Andrey Krutikov. The company creates apps for the iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. Copyright (C) 2013 SoftAKGames. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.