Bubble popping puzzle games have been around for an age. There’s just something so cathartic about watching multicoloured bubbles pop, often accompanied by a resounding ding, because of your expertly placed shot.
Bubble Pop Plus! is a new take on the classic bubble popping genre, with catapults and angles replaced with simple on-screen tapping. As the screen fills with bright blobs of colour, it’s your job to fire more blobs into play, connecting them in strings of three or more to clear them. Clear all the bubbles from a stage and you move on to the next.
Everything about Bubble Pop Plus! sings of quality, from the beautifully simple graphics to the exquisite, upbeat sound track. This is the sort of deceptively simple game that you’ll find yourself losing hours of your life in. It’s almost hypnotic in tone and atmosphere, and still incredible fun to play.
It will never win awards for originality, but sometimes that doesn’t matter. Bubble Pop is a relaxing, easy to pick up puzzle game that almost anyone can play, and proves conclusively that smartphone games don’t have to be about action and explosions to be enjoyable.