Bubble Grubble – Review – Tap and tilt to feed some hungry birds

On July 9, 2012

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Bubble Grubble – Review – Tap and tilt to feed some hungry birds

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By: Goldnest Property Corporation

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2012-07-05

Developer: Bubble Grubble

Price: Free

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A more appropriate name for the newly released universal iOS game Bubble Grubble is Hungry Birds. But had the developer of the game adopted that name, it would easily come off as simply capitalizing on the popularity of Angry Birds. Besides, at least a couple of other games have already grabbed that name or a variation thereof. Furthermore, while Bubble Grubble does have a family of feathered creatures for its protagonists, both its gameplay and graphics are considerably different from those of Rovio’s hit franchise.

In Bubble Grubble, you’re tasked to help a mother bird feed her chicks by catching bugs for them. The mother bird is perched on a tree while her three offspring are waiting on another. In order to provide them with food, or grub as it were, you must be able to capture each of the bugs that trundle out on the ground below. To that end, you’re given bubbles to capture them with.

Trapping the bugs, which curiously look like the monsters chasing Pac-Man, requires some good old tapping. But once they’re bubbled in, you need to tilt your device so as to bring them to the hungry chicks’ beaks.

It’s certainly not as easy as it sounds, though, especially when obstacles come into play. There are monsters that love nothing more than bursting the mother bird’s bubbles, both figuratively and literally, regardless of whether they contain bugs or not. And then there are the chunks of wood, pieces, of glass, and blocks of concrete that conceal the bugs. But, thankfully, you can get rid of them with stones and bombs, the latter of which can also be used to blow up passing crows for bonus points.

The key to getting a high score in Bubble Grubble is to feed all three chicks in as short a time as possible. Note that the game is time-bound, so make sure to do so before the time is up. Much of the game’s challenge actually lies in overcoming its underlying time pressure as well as in mastering its mix of tap and tilt controls.

Available now for free on the App Store, Bubble Grubble has two game modes: easy and hard. Each mode contains five free-to-play levels. In the likely event that you end up wanting more after playing the free levels, you can unlock the rest of the game’s 80 unique levels via a one-time $0.99 in-app purchase. Watch the trailer here for a quick look at this surprisingly challenging casual physics-based game that, although it features object-hurling birds, is far from being an Angry Birds clone.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Players looking for a good bird game that doesn't have "Angry Birds" in its title.

What I Like:The combination of tap and tilt controls.

What I Don't Like:The game's cartoon graphics could use some polishing.

Final Statement:Bubble Grubble may look easy with its cartoon graphics, but its gameplay is certainly not child's play.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Mother bird needs your help desperately! Her chicks are hungry and she needs you to help capture bugs to feed them so they can fly away.

Help Mother Bird by shooting and catching bugs in bubbles and sending them up to the chicks to complete each level. Bugs are tricky and often hide so you’ll need stones and bombs to destroy obstacles to let you catch them.

With over 80 unique levels, follow the birds as they travel from ocean to desert, warehouses to mountains and more. Beat the clock to earn high scores and shoot other birds to gain bonus points. The free game comes with 5 levels in each mode. Users can unlock all levels for a one-time purchase of $0.99.

Bubble Grubble combines outstanding physics, tricky levels and high quality graphics to offer you an unforgettable experience and endless gameplay for the entire family.

• Over 80 levels with hours of fun.
• 3 weapon choices: bubbles, stones and bombs
• Easy and Hard modes
• Innovative gameplay mechanics
• Realistic physics using the accelerometer
• Strategic gameplay
• Game Center & Facebook integration
• Beautiful HD graphics and scenes
• And Hungry Birds!

Don’t let those chicks go hungry! Download Bubble Grubble and help Mother Bird catch those bugs now.

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