On the surface, Bubble Shooter is a relatively simple game. All that its gameplay involves is clearing the playing field by forming groups of three or more bubbles of the same color when you shoot them.
Despite how straightforward the game may seem, in practice it can be a bit challenging and requires some skill. However, what really drags many beginners down is the fact that they make lots of mistakes that end up crippling them.
In particular, there are 4 very common mistakes that you should try to avoid, as best you canm when you play Bubble Shooter:
Not shooting off the walls
In Bubble Shooter, it is possible to bounce your shots off the walls to redirect them. Although the aim when shooting off the walls is more difficult than direct shots, it will expand your range of options significantly.
Suffice it to say, you should always take the walls into account when planning your shots and see if there are good options that you can use. It may help to practice a bit so that you can come to grips with the trajectory of the bubbles as they bounce off the walls.
Focusing on the lower bubbles
Another common mistake that beginners often make is that they focus too much on trying to clear out the bubbles that are lower down in the playing field. That is especially the case as the bubbles start to pile up and they feel pressured and start to panic.
Although there is nothing wrong with clearing lower bubbles, you should consider other options as well and not focus entirely on it. Sometimes aiming for bubbles that are higher can result in a bigger gain, because it breaks off a large segment of bubbles beneath it, too.
Ignoring the upcoming queue
Most versions of Bubble Shooter will let you see the color of the next few bubbles that you’ll be able to shoot. Ignoring that queue would be a big mistake, as it will let you plan ahead by several shots and actually strategize a little bit.
Rather than ignoring the queue, you should try to always keep track of it and use it to your advantage. Every time you look for a shot, you should attempt to predict how it will affect the field, and what the next shot will be based on the queue.
Not understanding the game mode
It should be noted that there are many different versions of Bubble Shooter and many different game modes. Some game modes have shots limit or time limit, while others have none. The scoring of different game modes can vary quite a bit as well, especially in terms of the way that bonus points are tallied.
If you don’t understand the game mode fully, odds are you will miss out in a lot of ways. Not only will it increase the likelihood that you end up losing, but it will also affect the score that you’re able to rack up.
Try to make it a point to avoid all of these four mistakes the next time that you play Bubble Shooter. In fact, if you happen to be free, you may want to try it out right now by playing Bubble Wood or some other variant that can be found online.
As you may have noted, it really isn’t difficult to avoid the mistakes listed above. All you need to do is be aware of them, and try to slowly adjust your playstyle so that you don’t make them in the future.