Yeti Bubbles is probably one of the more popular bubble shooter spinoffs that was released, maybe its because of the fact that it was one of the first spin offs ever. This game is just like many other bubble shooters except that it takes place in a icy glacier and instead of being by yourself with a canon, you have a penguin friend who swims and ducks around the water either approving or disapproving of your shots based on your accuracy and how many bubbles you pop and what I assume to be a big yeti that stands there watching your shots and scratching himself. These 2 guys don’t do much but they sure do make the game slightly more interesting, especially that dang yeti who seems to distract me often, I have no issues with the penguin since I love penguins
The sound and graphics for the game aren’t really much to write about, just looking at the graphics you can tell that the game is quite old and has been around the block or two but they aren’t terrible by any means, especially when compared to other bubble shooter style games that have been released years after Yeti Bubbles. The music to the game isn’t that great either but honestly I don’t think that it matters much to most people, and if it does matter to you then you always have the option of muting the music but if you don’t like that penguin then I’m sorry but there is no way to mute him. He’s not too annoying, he just lets out a quick high pitched “yep” whenever you made a good shot and whenever the yeti is scratching himself you can hear the sound of his claws scraping up against what appears to be his back side.
Like a few other bubble games, Yeti Bubbles does not give you the proper aiming feature that the classic bubble shooter game gives you, depending on how you like to play the game this can either be a good thing or a bad thing. If you like a more challenging aim then you’ll probably enjoy it but if you’re like me and just want to play the strategy side of the game and not the aiming or accuracy side then you probably won’t like it. Another thing to keep in mind is that unlike other games, Yeti Bubbles forces you to to shoot the bubbles within a certain time period otherwise you lose that bubble and the stream drops down even further which of course makes the game harder.
At first I didn’t like the countdown timer on the cannon, I’m ok with countdown timers in the overall game but when you’re forced to shoot within a few seconds and you have no real way of aiming the bubbles like you do in the original the game can feel a little bit rushed and hurried. Over time I actually got use to the timer and you could even say that it made me better at other bubble shooting games that don’t have this timer on the cannon. Of course the game has multiple levels and as you progress through the game each level becomes more difficult and you’re given less time to line up your shots.
If you are looking for a more fast paced challenge or perhaps are getting tired of other bubble shooter games then this is probably a good spin off to checkout. I wouldn’t suggest it for new or inexperienced players just yet because it is a lot more difficult than the original and if you’ve never played the other games then this one can be very frustrating even for more advanced and skilled players. The only thing I wish I could change with this game is the sound of the yeti scratching himself, it sounds like sand paper rubbing up against concrete and you can’t even mute him so it’s a bit distracting if I’m playing with music on. Still no complaints about the penguin though, I love that little guy!