Some people studied in college, I played Bubble Spinner. Every free moment I had at school was spent playing this devilishly, addictive flash game. I would have had this post up earlier, but I was busy shooting bubbles. I can’t explain why this game is so darn addicting, but I can tell you one thing; if you’re anything like me, clear some time out of your schedule and settle in for a long one.
Bubble Spinner is an easy game to learn, but hard to master. Your objective is to shoot colored bubbles at other colored bubbles to clear the board. Matching three or more of the same color will cause them all to drop. If other colored bubbles happened to be attached, they will drop as well, as long as you are completely cutting off the base. OK, so it sounds a lot like Bust-a-Move, but the spinning is where the gameplay changes.
Whenever you hit the board with a bubble it will start spinning. As the group of bubbles spin, you will get easy access to other parts of the board. This can either screw you, or help your game. If you practice, you will be able to do some fancy bounce shots that can help you out of any situation. It’s important that you make matches as often as possible, otherwise more bubbles will spawn and attach themselves to the board. This occurs when your allotted shots expire; this is represented by the uncolored bubbles in the lower left corner. If any bubble touches the edge, game over.
Bubble Spinner is an arcade style game, so that means getting a high score is extremely important. Every time you make a match, 1 point will be added to your score for every bubble cleared. You can get a multiplier after completely clearing the board with the first being 2x, 3x, and so on. Though it seems easy, Bubble Spinner is tough. You will likely throw a few fancy words around after missing a shot.
I know why this game is so addictive, it’s that music! It’s relaxing, so relaxing that it could be meditative, so meditative that it puts you in a trance. This game is one of my favourite stress busters. It’s calming and endearing with its relaxing music and simplistic visuals.
There’s something about Bubble Spinner that I just can’t explain. It’s hypnotic, it’s casual, it’s a flash game. A flash game that will likely suck many hours from your life, and for that, I’m sorry. This game may not be for everyone, but it’s a solid flash game that I’ll play more of now that it’s been rediscovered.