A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Bubble Shooter Pro is a clever take on the match-three, bubble-popping puzzle game genre. It includes the usual bubble popping gameplay and also another, more unusual way to play the game. Kids only need to know their colors and some basic instructions to play this game, but young kids may get frustrated because it is easy to lose if you don't plan your bubble-shooting carefully. Also, the game will be difficult for anyone having trouble discerning colors.
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Is it any good?
While the premise behind BUBBLE SHOOTER PRO isn't a new one, it is an excellent and addictive version of the game with no parental concerns and two different ways to play. As you get higher in levels, you encounter special bubbles that give powers, such as twice as many points, or dual-color bubbles. The number of colors increases as you complete levels, adding to the difficulty. After a few levels, however, the colors include both a light orange and a dark orange, which can be hard to tell apart.
The two included games, Arcade and Whirl, have the same basic premise of matching up at least three bubbles of the same color to make them pop, but their gameplay is different. Arcade is fast-paced, with bubbles slowly coming down the screen. You need to pop them as quickly as you can before they reach the bottom. Whirl has bubbles anchored in the center of the screen. They spin from the force of the bubbles that you shoot. You can take your time with Whirl, but new bubbles show up after five non-consecutive shots that don't pop any bubbles. If any shots miss the bubbles in the middle, they will bounce off the walls until they hit the middle bunch or fall off the bottom of the screen.