Bubble Mania is an arcade game that seems to refine the traditional gameplay features of the bubble shooters genre resulting in an incredibly popular and addictive bubble-popping adventure.
Graphics and Sound 8/10
Bubble Mania features a cartoonish visual style with colorful level backgrounds and adorable characters that help you pop multi-colored balls. While the balls themselves are rather schematic, they pop and explode with effects that look like fireworks – everything shines, bursts in flames, and so on. The sound effects match those explosions perfectly, making every lucky shot feel ten times more satisfying. And while the soundtrack is not memorable, it doesn't annoy you even after a few hours in the game.
The controls are extremely simple. All you have to do is choose where to shoot, and your cute avatar will do the rest. You just have to make sure your ball lands next to similar balls for them to be destroyed. That means you can play Bubble Mania with just one finger while doing something completely unrelated at the same time.
Bubble Mania looks like a traditional bubble shooter: each level is a field consisting of colorful balls laid out in some complex shape. Your job is to shoot other balls into them while aiming for similar colors. When your ball touches other balls of the same color, they all get destroyed, making room for more balls and giving you some amount of points. However, the game features many interesting power-ups and bonuses, as well as many various modes and additional features.
Lasting Appeal 8/10
With hundreds of unique levels and regular events that can bring nice rewards, Bubble Mania seems to offer many hours of gameplay. Its pleasant graphics make sure you stay relaxed while the gameplay is varied enough to avoid becoming boring. There are also some multiplayer's options, such as leaderboards that make the game even more interesting to play. All in all, Bubble Mania seems to be borderline addictive, so watch out.
Bubble Mania is appealing visually and easy to learn – yet complex enough to stay interesting for long. So if you like mobile arcades, this game is a definite must-play for you.
- Nice graphics with juicy special effects
- More than 1,000 unique levels to discover
- Addictive gameplay with lots of power-ups
- Multiplayer's features such as leaderboards
- Random freezes and glitches are annoying
- Almost impossible to beat without paying