Facebook Game Face-off: Bubble Safari vs Bubble Witch Saga
With that, we've decided to settle the score here and now in this week's Facebook Game Face-off. Which is the better bubble shooter? We'll tell you what we think based on three key criteria, but ultimately this decision is up to you, the players. In one corner we have the storied Bubble Witch Saga, while in the other we have the new and scrappy Bubble Safari. Ready ... fight!
The Lights and SoundsBubble Witch Saga--for a game all about witches, magic and conjuring up special potions--is more low key than its new found challenger. There isn't much fanfare to making matches or finishing levels save for lightning bolts or flares of magic when players complete the final level of a world. That said, there are far more options for players to improve their game through Charms and Potions in King.com's game than Zynga's. (Plus, way more are permanent solutions rather than one-off purchases.)
Bubble-busting Buddies ForeverSocial was a more visual spectacle in Bubble Witch Saga than bubble shooters had seen before, placing friends on the game board as if they were pieces. Rather than simply share gifts with friends, which you can still do, King.com made passing friends and helping them succeed a more literal experience. However, other than these two achievements, there's isn't much else about Bubble Witch Saga that's terribly social.
A Jolly Good ShowShooting bubbles to make a witches' brew is fine fun in its own right. The visuals in Bubble Witch Saga are downright adorable, and it takes considerable skill to earn a three-star rating in every level of the game. However, just as the visuals are low key in this game, so is the pacing--the action, if you will. Bubble Witch Saga is more for the cerebral bubble blaster than one that just wants to blow things up.
Hate to Burst Your Bubble, But...In this Facebook Game Face-off, we're going to have to side with Bubble Safari. King.com's Bubble Witch Saga is undoubtedly an entertaining and blissfully challenging game, but it's missing the excitement, the glitz and glamor that arcade games on Facebook should be all about. Bubble Safari has that in spades with exciting music and explosive power-ups while retaining some of the strategy of its predecessors. But enough of what we think...
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