Looking for a simply, yet entertaining game for your Windows Phone? Like the Bubble Burst styled games but wish they did more? Check out Bubble Twist over at the Marketplace.
Bubble Twist puts a twist on your traditional lined, bubble bursting games. The object remains the same; grouping three or more of the same colored bubbles. But the playing field rotates.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when Bubble Twist was downloaded. To see if I was pleasantly surprised, follow the break.
The main menu for Bubble Twist gives you the customary settings and leaderboard options. The settings cover establishing your player name (for the leaderboard) along with music/sound effects level. The High Scores covers both local scores and an online leaderboard.
The game screen is simple, up top (from left to right) you have your score/level info, your shooter, personal high score and a countdown graphic (more on this in a second). To the center of the screen is your playing field that has a hexagonal shaped grouping of colored beads that spins.
As mentioned, the object is to group three or more beads/balls of the same color. You accomplish this by shooting additional balls on to the playing field. You can touch/hold to aim your placement or just tap on the screen where you hope the ball will land.
If you shoot the new ball towards the corner of the hexagon, it will rotate ever so slightly. You can also bank shots off the sides and bottom of the screen. As you create the groups of three or more, the balls will disappear. Naturally, the goal is to make all the balls disappear and if at any point the playing fields of balls touches the edge of the screen, it's game over.
Remember that countdown graphic? If you place a new ball into play and it doesn't result in a grouping of three or more, one of those green balls disappear. When all of the little green balls disappear, your playing field is populated with more balls. This gives the game a little bit of an uphill challenge, as if the rotating playing field wasn't enough.
There are games out there for your Windows Phone that takes a little getting used to. The more you play, the more the game grows on you. Bubble Twist is one of those games.
It's challenging enough and progressively addictive. It does take a little time to find a tactic that works and while challenging, it's not impossible.
The game ran stable with no glitches or bugs experienced. It is a free game (ad supported) so you won't be out anything to give it a try.
You can find Bubble Twist here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.