There are a lot of different options when it comes to casual games. Puzzle games, endless runners, matching games and thousands more. It’s hard to choose your new personal favorite gaming experience. I always like casual games that will have appalling, cute visuals and an addictive gameplay. The creators of Candy Crush are surely experts in the field of casual gaming. Is their newest game a winner?
King Games has come out with countless mobile treasures for gamers to enjoy, but recently I discovered the third installment in their infamous Bubble Witch series.
I always enjoyed how the puzzles felt more like a story between two characters. As you zap bubbles with Stella the witch, you will have the opportunity to meet several other whimsical creatures as you progress through the story.
Typically, matching puzzle games are chock full of challenging puzzles and a few entertaining characters, but most of them don't offer much more than that. Luckily, King has broken the monotonous mold by including other gameplay features to give players a break from doing matching puzzles without having to leave the game.
Match-3 puzzle games almost never have much of a storyline, let alone characters in which to develop a connection. However, when you download Bubble Witch 3 Saga, there will be several opportunities to play with, and against other characters and creatures.
One of my favorite puzzle modes is the one which enrolls players in the task of completing a puzzle to release the trapped ghosts! There is a similar mode which places different items and animals inside bubbles; once the bubble has been popped, the item or creature is free once again!
I've noticed a recent shift in matching puzzle games where developers are starting to implement other game modes into their titles. When I downloaded Bubble Witch 3 Saga, I was curious to see what surprises King had up their sleeves, and I was pleasantly surprised with the extra content they implemented into the game.
I've seen design elements in matching games before, but the developers at King have added an entirely new story component to the game which allows you to help Stella to redecorate and furnish her home. It seems the more that companies push out new matching puzzle titles, the more often you find surprising gaming elements mixed in with the genre.
I love the idea of having another gaming opportunity when playing Bubble Witch 3 Saga. At times, playing puzzles can become too monotonous, so I enjoy having another element to the game to spice things up when I'm feeling bored.
If you play any mobile games, then you already know that most of the time you are completing challenges or daily tasks to earn coins, boosts, or some other form of in-game currency.
Typically, if a game promises a reward for completing a task, your character will take possession of that reward once the task is completed. However, when you finish quests and level in Bubble Witch 3 Saga, you will have to pay real money to unlock the piggy bank that all of your goodies are stashed in.
Now, I would much rather see these items in an in-game store for real money, or given away freely as a reward for completing missions and tasks rather than having to do both.
Overall, Bubble Witch 3 Saga has gotten me through a lot of dull afternoons and evenings and even helps me to drift off to sleep at night if I'm having a bad insomnia episode. The graphics are bright and whimsical and sure to keep your kids entertained if you are looking for a game that they can play on your phone or tablet.
The only problem I can see holding Bubble Witch 3 Saga back is not allowing players to openly attain their hard-earned rewards. If the developers tweak the bonus system to give out prizes and rewards like most other games, then Bubble Witch 3 Saga just might become my new favorite!