Bubble Jets Review
- Wonderfully accurate recreation of the classic water-puzzles of the past.
- Clever variations and devious designs to make up for the lowered difficulty level (compared to the physical objects).
- Intuitive controls; no need to see the water - you feel it much like you would in the real thing.
- Inherently lacks depth / complexity owing to its faithful recreation of the puzzles; new objectives / modern features could add further incentives to play / replay.
A blast from the past - Bubble Jets will remind you of just how frustrating and addictive water-based puzzles were, taking a few liberties to up the challenge at the same time.
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[This is review is featured in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012 as its Mini-Review of the week]
It's quite possible that as a child you were subjected to the evil frustration that was the water-jet puzzle. While they came in a whole range of styles, their most important feature was a complex maze of blockades that prevented you from successfully floating whatever it was inside the water in to its goal. After several maddening afternoons I must have sworn them off complete because I never saw them again - until now. Social Agogo's resurrection of the bulky toys in the iOS title Bubble Jets is uncanny in its accuracy, but thankfully far more forgiving than the real thing - for one it's set in a 2D environment, so at least you're not going to need to worry about pieces getting wedged somewhere. You may be thinking to yourself? Why this? Why would I bother? Nostalgia and simple, relaxing fun are both excellent reasons, but more importantly it's recreation of water physics (along with some ingeniously designed stages), makes for a short, but challenging title where it's easy to find yourself trying to best your fastest run time. In the very least it's a great title for children after a distraction that still involves some skill and thought in solving its varied stages.
DescriptionRemember those hand held water games you had as a kid? This is Social Agogo's homage to childhood fun.
” Accuracy is key, too much pushing and they just might all whoosh away! Play for the high score or play for the pleasure – either way it’s addictive bubbly fun. Bubble Jets features beautifully vibrant graphics and simple controls for all ages.” - iphonemum.com
"In a flash I was seven years old again which was a simpler age of simpler pleasures – and ‘simple pleasures’ is quite an apt turn of phrase to describe iOS game Bubble Jets.” - DpadMagazine.com
"The levels themselves are brilliant, colourful 2D affairs, and the gameplay is the type that is addictive and suitable for all ages.” - NineOverTen.com
Bubble Jets - addictive physics puzzler.
Send ducks, cheeseburgers and baseballs whirling as you bubble jet them through obstacles and choppy water! Press the buttons to send objects floating through the water and into the goal in this addictive physics puzzler. Accuracy is key, too much pushing and they just might all whoosh away! Play for the high score or play for the pleasure - either way it's addictive bubbly fun!
✪ OpenFeint Leaderboards
✪ Beautifully vibrant graphics
✪ Simple controls for all ages
✪ Casual and fun for everyone
✪ Addictive game play!
✪ Over a dozen levels in four stages including:
- The duck pond (duckling rescue!)
- Under the sea
- Fast food fun
- Sports pavilion