Pop bubble trios with Bubble Star

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Bubble Star is a free Puzzle Bobble style game for Windows Phone. In the game you shoot bubbles from the bottom of the screen into a group of arranged bubbles at the top of the screen. When three or more bubbles of the same type touch each other the bubbles burst and are removed from the playing area. The aim of the game is to remove all the bubbles from the playing areas.

Bubble Star is an implementation of the classic tile / bubble matching style of game. The bubble focused variant started life as Puzzle Bobble, but for many will be better known as Frozen Bubble, a version of the game that's available for multiple platforms. In Bubble Star the familiar game play is present, but the naming and graphics have been re-worked (presumably partly for legal reasons and partly to give the game its own visual style), and the end result is rather effective. Also effective are the interstitial screen instructions and explanations of game elements, which will make it easier for beginners to get up and running, but wont get in the way of more experienced players.

Bubble Star has 80 levels to work through. For each level completed you'll receive a star rating that is dictated by the number of bubbles used and the time taken to complete the level. The aim of course is to get three stars on every level, adding an extra challenge dimension to the game. Bubble Star also adds a few extras to the standard game play, such as play areas (hexagons) that rotate every time you shoot a bubble, and power-ups (e.g. tracer line for more accurate shooting).

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Bubble Star may not have the sophistication many of Windows Phone's Xbox Live titles, bit it is still a very worthy download for the the puzzle-loving Windows Phone owner. Colourful graphics, classic game play and slick performance combine to create a charming title that has the added attraction of being a free download (ad-supported).

Marketplace description:

Enjoy Bubble Star, a classic bubble shooting game, for free on your Windows Phone! Match three bubbles of the same color to pop them, and win by removing all of the bubbles from the board. Have hours of fun playing through all of the levels, using powerful bonus bubbles, and collecting all of the stars! Bubble Star is great for all ages!

Bubble Star can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace for free.

Source / Credit: AAWP App Directory