Rate Puzzle Bobble
3.25/5 stars (20 votes)

Puzzle Bobble Controls

Aim using the left and right arrow keys. Fire using the up arrow key. To start the game, press the Enter key.

  • Rating: 3.25/5

  • Plays: 12034

Puzzle Bobble Walkthrough

Puzzle Bobble is an entertaining match three shooter game that offers a somewhat unique take on the traditional format of match three shooter games. Your goal is to make it through the level and progress to the next one by clearing all of the bobbles on the screen before the bobbles reach the bottom. To clear the screen, you need to make groups of three or more of the same colored bobble by firing bobbles from the bobble shooter (at the center of the bottom of the screen) into the formation. As you make groups of three or more, those bobbles will be removed, along with any unsupported bobbles immediately below the group you've removed. It sounds fairly simple, but actually accomplishing that goal can be quite difficult.

The most challenging thing about Puzzle Bobble is the time limit you have. While there is no set limit, every so often the ceiling lowers a level, making it much harder to make groups and much harder to keep those bobbles from reaching the bottom. You need to think fast, but you also need to be smart. Look for groups and look for future opportunities to make groups. That is the only way to get through this game. If you rush, you're going to run into problems. Even with the ceiling lowering, you are able to take your time - at least a little bit. Making rash decisions simply because you feel you need to will put a quick end to your game.

In addition to the steadily lowering ceiling, Puzzle Bobble also challenges you to use a control scheme you might not be used to. Instead of aiming and shooting with the mouse, you are using the arrow keys. It's a small change and it may seem insignificant - until you actually start playing. It's much more difficult to get the bobble you're shooting to go where you want it to go using the arrow keys. You need to aim carefully. As you progress and new colored bobbles are added in, you need to be extra careful when you shoot. Shooting one bobble into the wrong spot can significantly hinder your game. You are going to make mistakes and you are going to get frustrated, but don't give in. Try to relax and take your time. As you play you will improve and that's possibly the most important lesson the game offers.

Puzzle Bobble is an excellent match three shooter game for kids to play. It challenges them to think and to be patient, but it's also not so complicated that younger kids won't be able to get the hang of it. You don't have to worry about your kids spending a lot of time playing this one because, quite simply put, they're learning as they're playing, even if they're not entirely aware of it. As they play this game, your kids will be strengthening their logic and problem solving skills. They're learn how important patience is when approaching a problem. They'll also be strengthening their hand eye coordination, but more importantly, they'll get to experience how great it feels to use your head to accomplish a goal.

Overall, Puzzle Bobble is an excellent match three shooter your kids will love playing and one that you can feel good about your kids getting caught up in. Play alongside them. Encourage them and help them deal with the frustrating moments of the game. Play on your own and then challenge your kids to beat your high score. There's no reason Mom or Dad can't strengthen their own skillsl, have fun and spend some quality time with the kids. If you're looking for an entertaining and educational activity for your kids to enjoy, you should definitely give this game a shot.