Bubble Burst - Review

Do you miss the Bubble Burst game that was pre-installed on just about every Windows Mobile phone? If so, Z Games has just what you need. Bubble Burst for Windows Phone 7 brings you the classic Windows Phone game and takes it a step further.  You've got a few new game modes and a challenge feature that helps add a little variety to the game.

To see what's new with this classic game, follow the break.

The game premise hasn't changed. Your goal is to eliminate groups of two or more similarly colored bubbles by tapping on them. The more bubbles, the more points scored. The challenge comes when the columns and rows begin to collapse as you eliminate bubbles.

The WP7 version of Bubble Burst goes a step further by offering three game modes: Classic: Just like the original, play until your out of moves. Marathon: Bubbles replenish as you eliminate them. Rush: See how high a score you can reach in sixty seconds.

You also have a Challenge Mode and online leader board. The Challenge Mode has you competing against other players by completing three game layouts. After each attempt at the high score (you get ten) you can replay your moves to see where you messed up. Should you achieve the high score and you're game will be featured and replayed for all to see.

Overall Impression

Bubble Burst was a staple gaming app for your Windows Phone and a great way to pass the time. The Windows Phone 7 version follows suit really well.

Bubble Burst ran smoothly with no glitches, bugs, or crashes experienced. There remains an addictive quality to the game and adding the additional modes only adds to the addiction. I liked the Challenge Mode not only to see how you match up against other players but also to use the replay feature to see the moves they made to get the high score.

Bubble Burst is a free gaming application for Windows Phone 7 and you can find your copy here (opens in new tab) (opens your Zune desktop) at the Marketplace.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • this game is great and all, but why on earth does it need access to so much information on your phone? there's a lot of games that seem to access more information than what's needed. granted, I'm sure there are reasons, but it'd be nice to know why.
  • Thanks for the review George!@norsairius: About the information it needs to access. It's the ad SDK. I released the game a while back when there were some issues with detecting capabilities required. and they seem to be "stuck" with the app now.I'm working on a new game and hopefully it won't say that it requires so many capabilities. In short though, rest assured that the game itself does not access anything other than your device ID (for leaderboard purposes).
  • Ah, I see. thanks for the explanation! I didn't mean to sound like an ass or anything, but it can be hard to not be paranoid sometimes with how many other potentially malicious apps there might be out there. I know MS has an approval process, but even that can miss some things.