Boomlings (Free) by Robert Topala tests how many boomlings you can burst with bombs by making combos. A brief tutorial will show you how to move the boomlings (blocks) to form combos by joining other like-colored boomlings.
Moving the boomlings is done by either tapping the desired one and then tapping the square you’d like to move it to, or simply tapping and dragging it. I found the latter method to work better for my liking. It just felt more natural.
Connect four or more to form a chain and burst the boomlings. In addition to the regular boomlings are blobs.
These guys have hamster cheeks, and they will burst, changing all surrounding boomlings to the same color.
It won’t create an immediate chain, but it will set you up for a big payoff once you bring in another boomling to make the chain happen.
There are also bombs. Pretty self-explanatory. Use these guys to destroy nearby-colored boomlings.
A yellow and orange striped progress bar will show you how far you have to go until completing the level.
But you won’t want to dally because the more the squares get filled, the less room you’ll have to maneuver your boomlings. It’s game over once you’ve run out of open squares.
This game is reminiscent of Flower Board, though it uses a grid instead of a honeycomb, and I think Flower Board is actually more difficult.
This is a freemium model game. In this case, you can buy “Tiny BOOM,” which detonates all bombs at once, or even level skip for 1,500 gold.
You’re also treated to an ad break between each level. A five second timer will hold you until you can finally hit the play button.
As long as you can stomach the ads, this game’s not bad. It’s cool animation certainly keeps your interest. The chain reactions are by far the best part about this game, and certainly worth giving a shot.