Finally, a game that can be played comfortably by holding a smartphone in any position – vertically or horizontally. The bubble shoots the moment you lift your finger off the screen. In order to aim at targets, you still need to slide your finger on the screen but aiming is now available from any point of the gaming area, plus the dotted line of your crosshair is much shorter and shows ricochets. The control system in this game is much better in comparison with the first Bubble Witch Saga game. Despite the fact that your main goal never really changes during your progress throughout seventy levels, there are some scenarios that add a good portion of diversity to Bubble Witch Saga 2.
The developers added a new type of quests where you need to free captured ghosts. They are locked within clusters of bubbles. After hitting a cluster, it starts to spin, which adds a new element of strategy to the game: you have to think about each new shot in order to turn the cluster to the side you need. The number of shots is limited (of course!). Failed to hit the cluster and free a ghost? Time to restart the level or spend some cash in the store.
There are special power-ups that can help you to clear out any level. However, you can use only one for free – it only makes want more. From time to time Bubble Witch Saga 2 will ask you to reach your friends on Facebook and send them a link to play the game or wait for a long time before you can start a new level. There is a quick solution to this problem, and it involves buying in-game currency. Bubble Witch Saga 2 also has a life counter: whenever you fail to finish a level, you lose one life. When you have no lives left, the game offers you one of the following: throw some cash in or wait for the timer. Nevertheless, if you have nerves of steels, an ocean of patience, a philosophical attitude to life, and unlimited Zen, you can complete Bubble Witch Saga 2 without investing a cent. Otherwise, it is either pay or get away.
Bubble Witch Saga 2 is different from Candy Crush. When you are playing Candy Crush, you can help but think that the level you have failed a moment ago can be completed by doing a couple of things differently. In Bubble Witch Saga 2 everything depends on pure luck. Sometimes the game throws dozens of blue bubbles when you need just red ones. However, it is like in any other game – after trying and replaying one stage over and over again sooner or later, you will finish it.