Although it’s best known for the match-three swapping tile game Candy Crush Saga, King actually made its first foray into mobile gaming with the bubble-shooting game Bubble Witch Saga, which was released in 2012. It proved successful enough to merit a sequel, Bubble Witch 2 Saga, which came out in 2014. Evidently, the series has remained popular among players, seeing as another sequel has just been launched worldwide by King. Of course, it’s called Bubble Witch 3 Saga.
In Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Stella the witch has grown older and wiser. But that’s far from the only significant change in this entry in the popular bubble shooter series. For one thing, Wilbur the cat has been overcome by dark magic and is out to torment Stella and her fairy friends across the enchanted lands of Witch Country. For another, the game features distinct enhancements not only in the realm of graphics but also in terms of gameplay.
Improved aiming line
Bubble Witch 3 Saga features an improved aiming line that allows you to shoot, match, and burst bubbles with greater accuracy. Just tap and swipe to aim and release to shoot. You can also tap to swap the bubble you’re about to launch for another color. As you play, look out for new bubbles as well as new boosters.
Special game modes
Bubble Witch 3 Saga introduces four special game modes. There’s Owls mode, where you must free the owls trapped in bubbles on the board. There’s Collection mode, where you have to clear all of the bubbles from the board. There’s Ghost mode, where you have to clear a path for the ghost to join his friends at the top of the board. And then there’s Wilbur mode, where you have to go head to head in a boss battle of sorts with the wicked cat and defeat him by rescuing Stella’s bubble-trapped fairy friends.
In Bubble Witch 3 Saga, you can help rebuild Stella’s house. As you progress, fill your star bar and collect Star Dust, which you can spend to customize and upgrade the house. Now you can put those stars to good use.
The first thing you’ll notice about Bubble Witch 3 Saga is how markedly improved the graphics are, from the new look of Stella down to the tiniest glint of a bubble. But aside from the enticing visuals, there’s the addition of gameplay enhancements, including a tweaked aiming line, new special game modes, and house customization. There’s no doubt about it: Bubble Witch 3 Saga is the best game in the series yet.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, the free-to-play Bubble Witch 3 Saga is available now on the App Store worldwide.
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