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Bubble Shooter Galaxy - KIMSOONgame

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An arcade style game where you fire balls at a field of coloured balls to clear the field.

No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Bubble Shooter Galaxy was kindly provided by a public reviewer on 20 November 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by a Public Reviewer.

Name of app: Bubble Shooter Galaxy
Developed by: KIMSOONgame
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

Public review

This review of Bubble Shooter Galaxy contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

To level 240

App description

A player has a limited number of shots in which to shoot and create a match of coloured balls in the playing field. The matching balls are removed from the game board. The aim is to remove special targets from the game board. Points are awarded for making matches. As you progress through the levels various degrees of difficulty are introduced.

Reviewers comments

The game is a basic arcade style shoot and match game.  The player starts with 10 lives in which to clear as many levels as possible. A life is lost if the player is unable to clear the board within the set number of coloured balls.

The game starts with the cannon loaded with a colour ball, and a limited number of balls waiting to be shot from the cannon. Shooting the cannon is as simple as using your finger to move the direction of the cannon shot and removing your finger from the screen. A player can choose to shoot this ball into the playing field or can switch this ball for the next ball that is in the waiting chute. The aim is to shoot to match the ball in the cannon with balls in the playing field. A match of 3 same colour balls causes these balls to be removed from the playing field exposing the next layer of balls. The field contains a number of special balls which need to be removed to complete the level.  Balls removed from the field are added to the score earning the player stars for completing the level.

There are annoying sound effects which can be switched off by using the pause button in the top right hand corner of the game.

As a player progresses through the levels, the number of rows of balls on the screen increases, leading to some of the higher level balls not being visible on the playing field, and only becoming visible when the lower balls are cleared. Other elements are introduced which increases the level of difficulty in clearing the field.

With this game you need to have an understanding of angles and trajectory to clear some of the balls from the field.

Between each successful board cleared, ad pops up promoting other games and products. A mini banner ads appear along the bottom of the screen. When accidently touched these ads open up an internet access screen.

To exit out of the game you must go back to the map board either through the the pause button on the top right hand corner or the X button when a new level is presented.

With this game you need to have an understanding of angles and trajectory to clear some of the balls from the field.

 

 

In App purchasing

No in-app purchases, but lots of ads.

Online information

This app did not ask for online profile information, and it didn't ask for access to services on my device that I was concerned about.

Gambling

No gambling content was found, however there are ads for other apps which may contain gambling content.

Advertising and product placement

Lots of Ads. It is possible to accidently open ads.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

This game appears to be simple aim and shoot. There are no animated creatures which are shot.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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