bubble witch saga

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: King.Com Limited

Bubble Witch Saga is one of those games that got very popular first on Facebook. I know this first hand because my sister was annoying as hell with her notifications about the game. Anyway King.Com Limited now have brought the game to the iOS. This is a game that as of writing has the better part of five million people playing each day on Facebook. So if it just gets a small fraction of that then this game will be a huge success.

Bubble Witch Saga is a game that really is not trying to get by on its looks. The game is certainly not ugly by any means, but lets just say that it is quite basic in terms of its visuals. Also there really is not much of a story to go on. This though is not really that unexpected as at the end of the day this is a port of a game that was designed to be played socially on Facebook.

At its very core Bubble Witch Saga is very much like the arcade classic Bust a Move. But it also does a few cool things to make sure it is its own game. But if you have played Bust a Move or any other game that requires you to fire up various coloured bubbles at other coloured bubbles to make them pop then you will be able to figure this game out really quickly.

The idea of the game is that you have a screen full of various coloured bubbles. You need to fire up a new bubble and try and aim it at ones of the same colour. You match three of the same together and they pop. The challenge comes in aiming your shot properly. As you are only given a set number of shots per level. It is crucial that you have your aim right.

You can buy items in the in game store that will make the game easier, but that to me takes away the fun of the game. You see the idea is that you are playing against your friends. So where really are the bragging rights if you have only beaten there score because you used a power up? The best way to play this is with your own skill.

One of the reasons that this game will be very popular is because you can go between this and the version on Facebook with pretty much zero hassle so it is very easy to continue on from where you left off. At the end of the day this is the same game that you have probably played a million times before, but with a different person, animal, creature or whatever shooting the bubbles.

However this for some reason is a style of game that never gets old. And thanks to the Facebook and social aspect of the game. I can see people spending many hours playing Bubble Witch Saga.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store