With so many different versions of the classic bubble shooter available it shouldn’t be a surprise that eventually somebody would take the game and spin it into a brand and Obama Bubbles delivers that. I for one don’t really care to discuss politics, the whole system is a joke if you ask me, but disregarding political opinion I have to say that this is one of the more unique bubble shooter spinoff’s that I’ve seen . What separates Obama Bubbles from the other games is that other games just change the scenes or maybe the items that are shot out of your canon but with this game they’ve actually completely changed the concept from bursting to collecting.
Since the game is about politics it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the goal of the game is to collect as many political points as you can in order to win the game, it’s really not that different from the many other political themed games available but with the bubble shooter aspect thrown in I actually found it interesting and yes, even slightly fun and enjoyable! The rules of the game are simple, like with other shooters you’re given a cannon and a “bubble” or in this case what looks like one of those lottery balls that you see on TV. You are then given several political topics such as defense, education, religion, monetary, media, culture, and technology.
These are all your political points and the goal is to match up as many clusters of these political points in order to shore up your vote. For example if you’re given a bubble that’s for defense you’ll want to match it up with the other defense bubbles that are on the screen, once you match them up you get what I guess you could call “browny” points from voters on that topic so voters who’s main concern is defense would come up under your column instead of your opponents. The same goes for other things like the media bubbles, except that instead of grabbing the attention of the voters you’re trying to acquire more media attention for your campaign which I guess in turn helps you get your message out to the voters.
The game does have different levels which are actually divided into geographic regions across the United States such as the North East, the deep south, and of course the west coast which also includes Alaska for some reason? Anyway back to the game, just like the 2008 primaries your opponent is Hillary Clinton and you must collect as many political points as possible in order to beat her for your party’s nomination. The game does include a timer which gives you 60 seconds to play each level in order to collect the points, I personally don’t like timed bubble shooter games but I think with this strategy it actually makes sense to put a timer in since the concept of the game has changed so much. One good thing about the timer that other timed bubble shooter games could learn is that you have the ability to pause it, more timed games really should add this feature because there is nothing more annoying than losing a game you should of won but didn’t because you had to take a quick phone call.
I think it’s kind of cheesy but at the same time it’s fun and if politics is your thing then I could see how you would enjoy this game. Overall the game doesn’t have much in terms of graphics or sound, it does look very low resolution and maybe it’s just the monitor I tested it on but the game play does seem very blury so if you’re older you may want to avoid playing it if you have any problems or issues with your vision. For a bubble shooter spin off game, I think it’s worth checking out if you want to change up the strategy from the standard launch bubbles and watch them pop formula, I do give the developer of the game immense credit for being able to think of such a unique concept for a game that is otherwise simple and minimalistic. If you want to check it out feel free to play it and let us know what you think of it and how far along you mange to get through the game, I haven’t played it enough to win an “election” yet but I hope you guys do. Best of luck!