by Staff Writer
March 11, 2011
In Liqua Pop you combine water drops on different leaves in the rain forest. There are multiple colored water drops, and you combine similar colors similar to any match three game. You drag the drops together, and you shake the device to pop the combined water droplets. In every level, your goal is to make enough matches for a frog to climb from the bottom of the screen to the top.
The Breakdown:The water drops keep coming in from above, and when the screen is too full, it's game over. Liqua Pop provides an endless number of levels so that you keep coming back to the game. It's an absolute breeze to control with such a smooth dragging mechanic that recognizes your actions perfectly. Liqua Pop is a game that you can play for a few minutes or get lost in for much longer. There is an odd mix in the game, as it combines a relaxing theme with a relatively hectic gameplay mechanic. As you're combining water droplets, you can make combos by popping multiple big drops at once. There is never a dull moment in the game, and each level presents a different challenge. Every level has uniquely sized drops, a different number of colors, and different types of power-ups. Liqua Pop has beautiful visuals with retina quality graphics and a wonderful physics engine. The water drops react so well to each other and to your touch that the game is just as enjoyable to watch as it is to play. Once you start playing Liqua Pop, you'll be hooked by the smooth gameplay and the ever increasing challenge. Liqua Pop (iPhone, $1.99) is another EA game that doesn't support Game Center. Instead, it supports FaceBook Connect, which really doesn't work very well. An alternate blitz or survival mode would help the game a lot, though the included endless levels are definitely good. Liqua Pop is worth picking up for $1.99 as it changes up the match three game nicely. On top of that, the game is delivered in a beautiful package with smooth controls and gameplay.
Pinch n Pop!