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This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium's Bubble Shooter game. 


Use the list below to navigate specific topics about Bubble Shooter.



How to play

  

Aim and shoot using your mouse to match bubbles and finish the level to earn more moves

   

        

Tips

 

General. Arkadium’s Bubble Shooter is a game about removing colored bubbles. To properly remove them, you need to shoot a cluster of 2 or more bubbles that match the ball you’re shooting. 


NOTE: when the game starts, it's important to survey the groups of colored bubbles that are on the playing field

    

There are likely some colored bubbles that are arranged close to each other and may lead to a large ‘combo shot’ or others that may allow you to drop other bubbles. Keep these in the back of your mind so you can target them when the opportunity arises.

    

NOTE: accuracy is very important because you may end up adding bubbles to the playing field rather than removing them. Missing a shot can increase your chances of filling up the playing field and losing the game

       

     

Difficulty. While Bubble Shooter is a great game for beginners, the game gets more difficult as you progress. Thankfully, you will receive extra bubbles after finishing a level. Because of these extra balls, it’s a very good idea to finish the first levels using as few moves as possible – this way you can build up extra bubbles for harder levels.   

   

NOTE: you can switch between 2 different bubbles when shooting - if the next ball is a useful color, you may want to switch to it
      

               

Target the Hanging Bubbles. If you see a few bubbles hanging off a group of other bubbles that are the same color, you’re in luck. Rather than trying to shoot off one bubble at a time, wait until you have the right color bubble and target that bubble to drop all the bubbles at once. You’ll free up space instantly and clear up space to shoot further up the playing field.  

Also, make sure to always keep an eye on which bubble you’ll be shooting next. If you know that you’ll be shooting two bubbles of the same color, you can go for a solo bubble in the playing field. If you’re lucky, you can hit a solo bubble that matches the two bubbles in your shooter, like in the below example

               

                      

Rely on Your Bank Shot. One of the most important tricks in Bubble Shooter is the Bank Shot. Bank Shot is when you angle the shooter at one of the playing field walls so that the bubble bounces off walls. This can be useful when you’re trying to hit harder to reach bubbles. They can also help you squeeze bubbles into blank spaces.                        


NOTE: the Bank Shot can be a lifesaver if you can't find any possible matches on the first row of the playing field

                  

                      

Plan Ahead.  One of the most important elements of winning in Bubble Shooter is planning ahead. When you first see the playing field, you have time to assess your strategy for clearing the board. As you progress, you can develop mini strategies to accomplish your main goal. If you can look at the level and already know how can you beat it, then you already have a major advantage!  

 

Scoring 


Bubbles popped by match: 10 * number of bubbles popped * multiplier 

 

Bubbles popped by falling down: 10 * 2 * number of bubbles popped * multiplier [in other words, bubbles that fall down are worth 2x as much as matched bubbles] 

 

NOTE: completing a level adds +1 to the multiplier