Bubble Puzzle 97
This game made me laugh when I started playing it. Bubble Puzzle 97 is very similar to Bubble
which is kind of a ball stacking game, with very similar playing style to Tetris, but there's
something completely different in this game - user crafted puzzles. When you start playing you
begin to get hooked, especially if you like those strange games like Tetris, Columns or Klax.
You start off with a bunch of different coloured bubbles at the top of the tray and you are
given a bubble loaded into your cannon style pointer where you have to aim and then fire. You
have to match three or more bubbles the same colour to get rid of them, any bubbles hanging
below them will drop too. You have to get rid of all the bubbles to continue to next level. Each
level has a strange puzzle, where you have to think before you fire and you begin to realise
that the bubbles given to you, are given to you again in the right order when you play the level
again. So you have to kinda think of a strategy of where to place the bubbles.
When you progress through the levels, strangely enough you begin to think, "THIS WON'T TAKE
LONG!" when actually the level will take you a fair time to complete. What makes this game a bit
tough is on levels when your cannon moves left and right and then you have to be quick at timing
and aim wisely. The levels aren't randomly generated they were hand crafted. All you need to
create the levels is a text editor and a good imagination for design. Have a look at the files
in the following directory; "c:\Program Files\Bubble\Level\" to give you the general idea of how
to create levels.
It's the DONG or GONE word (in the game) that made me laugh, but after hearing it so many
times, you begin to forget about laughing and decide to concentrate on the game. It's a very
strange and unique game with 50 strange puzzles, with fun graphics that will keep you busy for
hours. - Paul Burden