As one of the earliest games produced by Zana Technologies Division, Magic Bubble Pop proves to be a fresh start. If you remember Flappy Bird, this mobile game seems to follow the same trail. Currently, this game is available in Playstore. Android users can enjoy first before their iOS and Windows counterparts.
Once you open the application, a 10-second music welcomes you with a blinking “TOUCH TO START” message. The main setting of the game is underwater on a coral reef where sea grass grows. A pink octopus plays the role of the official mascot. However, in the game, that cute fella is something you need to avoid.
Playing the game is really simple. You just need to pop the bubbles rising from the bottom of the sea. (Every pop reminds me of the sound that Super Mario makes when he splats a walking mushroom). By tapping each bubble, the player will receive 2 points in the score and a small amount of Health Points and Experience Points.
Heath Points (HP) and Experience Points (XP) are represented by 2 significant bars: green (turns orange or red depending on the length of the bar) for the former and yellow for the latter. When the HP runs out, the game is over. XP, though, cannot be reduced in any way; it needs to be full in order to proceed to the next level.
Difficulty exponentially increases in every level. Speed of both the bubbles and the octopus accelerates as the game progresses. Real fun starts at level 4 because it will keep your fingers busy. A player can ignore the bubble though, however, the HP constantly drains if the player is idle. So, it is a “do or die” game that makes the player focused as laser.
Aside from the score though, the game also features Combos or flawless streaks in popping out bubbles. However, there is no significant multiplier as I observed as the streak grows. Then again, this game is quite entertaining which I suppose further development can address some issues and improve the gameplay.
For now, playing this game relieves the same stress as popping a bubble wrap, but more than that, this game also is a good medium of spreading an important message of protecting marine life. Just pop bubbles. Leave the octopuses in peace.