>> Monday, February 4, 2008
We present you: a CD-i review by Tom Lenting! "Whack-a-Bubble is a colorful but poor looking Arkanoid clone; Arkanoid is Break Out with the ability to shoot the bricks. The bricks have been replaced by bubbles. Though colorful the graphics are plain and a little pixelated. The sound is alright with a suiting relaxing melody than didn't get on my nerves too rapidly. The control works fine, but the gameplay doesn't offer anything more than you can find in common freeware, shareware or even online Flash-games. Besides the regular 'arcade challenge', there are some additional options like three difficulty settings, beat the clock and your high scores are saved in a nice overview. It is also possible to play the game with two players in 'head 2 head'."
I have to add that I don't agree with his score and arguments. For one, this was available as a budget title for 10 euro's, a small detail Tom seems to forget. Personally I find Whack-a-Bubble a very rare and nice two-player game which plays a bit like Pac-Panic. I admit, Whack-a-Bubble is not as polished as Philips' Pac-Panic, but it definately has its charme. Want to know a little about the history of the developers behind Whack-a-Bubble? Read our story here. More of Tom's review? Read here!