Bubble Witch 3 Saga is a new exciting bubble shooting puzzler from the makers of Candy Crush Saga. Stella the Witch is back, and she needs your help to defeat the wicked Wilbur in the adventure full of magical mischief. The third Bubble Witch Saga offers the familiar gameplay fans have enjoyed from the first title and adds a whole new set of challenging
Bubble Witch 3 Saga review
Bubble Witch 3 Saga is a new exciting bubble shooting puzzler from the makers of Candy Crush Saga. Stella the Witch is back, and she needs your help to defeat the wicked Wilbur in the adventure full of magical mischief.
The third Bubble Witch Saga offers the familiar gameplay fans have enjoyed from the first title and adds a whole new set of challenging levels with a few enhancements to the popular formula. Take on this magical Saga, bursting as many bubbles as you can.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga has markedly improved graphics, from Stella’s new look to the tiniest glint of each bubble. This game stands apart with its striking and enticing visuals, bringing a delightful gaming experience.
It has a colorful and well-designed look, and the emphasis on cats in this title doesn’t hurt the game's overall appearance. Instead, it reinforces it with new fun characters like the main villain who is the fat and lazy cat Wilbur.
Plus, you can enjoy the characters beyond the game, using the original stickers in the iMessage app.
As in previous games in the series, you will tackle level after level of bubble popping and matching madness. Each level has its own objective with the key item to remember being to match colored bubbles. In addition to these familiar and enjoyable features, the devs throw in some new ones that boost the enjoyment factor.
The game introduces four special game modes. There is Owls mode, where you have to free the owls trapped in bubbles; there is Collection mode, where you will clear all of the bubbles from the board; and there is Ghost mode, where you clear a path for the ghost to join his pals at the top of the board. Finally, the fourth one is Wilbur mode, where you will go head to head in a boss battle with the evil cat to defeat him and rescue Stella’s bubble-trapped fairy friends.
In the Owls Mode, you will free owls by matching their colors accordingly. However, simply vanquishing them won’t work. Instead, you will have to match the owls directly, which means you need to approach various puzzles quite differently. Bubble Witch 3 Saga requires you to focus on puzzle solving, as well as simple matching.
In the Ghost mode, you need to guide a ghost to the top, clearing the path. At this stage, the strategic play is more valuable than simply trying to wipe all bubbles out. You will have limited moves, so you have to make every one of them count. The ghost-based levels might be tricky, but they are often the most satisfying to complete.
And those are not all the tweaks Bubble Witch 3 Saga provides. Now you can deal with the common issue of having useless bubbles on the board. Throw a bubble into the cat’s cat, and after 4 bubbles, you will get a power-up. That is a small but significant feature, which improves a lousy situation and lets you create chain reactions from releasing fairies as you burst bubbles. While it feels rather random, this way you can make all the difference when you are running out of chances.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga also features the inclusion of an iMessage version, which allows you to play mini-games against friends.
The basic controls are similar to previous games in the Bubble Witch series. You have a set number of bubbles which you have to fire up the screen, matching them with two more same colored bubbles to clear them.
Another cool feature that comes with Bubble Witch 3 Saga is the improved aiming line. It allows you to shoot, match and burst bubbles with better accuracy. You just tap and swipe to aim and release to shoot. Plus, you can tap to swap the bubble you are about to launch for another color. And don’t forget to look out for new bubbles and new boosters.
Replay Value 4,5/5
Essentially Bubble Witch 3 Saga is designed to keep you coming back over and over again. Beyond the basic levels, you can always come back to play the house building sub game, where you help rebuild Stella’s house and fill your star bar as you progress. You will collect Star Dust and spend it on upgrading and customizing the house.
Besides, you can visit other player’s houses to earn more of the Star Dust you need as well.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga is free to play, but some optional in-game items like Gold Packages will require payment.
The game is fairly balanced so that the paid special boosters are by no means required.
Bubble Witch 3 Saga is a familiar experience, but with some refinements compared to earlier games. It manages to throw in a fun story and an improved art style, which lets you enjoy a more classy and refined experience than before.
This puzzler is a decent chunk of fun that brings some neat ideas to keep both new players and series veterans interested. If you are of the right persuasion, then there is a good chance that you’re going to keep coming back to the game.Collapse
Bubble Witch 3 Saga is a cute bubble shooting puzzle game that brings new exciting challenges to the popular series.
Pros : Improved visuals;
Ability to sync the game between devices;
More puzzle based than before.
Cons : Super battery drainer.
Replay Value 4.5