Sure we already got a billion marble shooters. But do we have a room for one more?
Tumblebugs is brought to you by Tag Games (Car Jack Streets) and Connect2Media (Go! Go! Rescue Squad). You’d think the game is super fun having went through these 2 iPhone developers. Sadly, Tumblebugs isn’t in a place as we honestly like it to be.
The game has one up above the rest as the graphics are just oh so well rendered. The game has a whole Space Bikers thing going on where you see objects lying around the lawn, wood surfaces and some tree roots. The lady bug and marble designs are both stand outs.
Remember when we say this: the graphics and presentation are the two BEST things going for the game.
Unlike Stoneloops of Jurassica! or Luxor, the marble launcher isn’t positioned and stationary at the bottom. The bug is free moving 360 degrees around itself.
I think this is another high point of the game as the places you can tap to are broaden.
As with any marble shooter, the goal is to shoot off little colored marbles and break them. You have to break all colored marbles before they reach the hole. Reach it, and you die.
Marbles explode per 3 marbles you chain together. Sometimes, strategy is required to create chains for better scores.
The game diversifies itself through powerups like bug attack (pops similar colored marbles), rewind, stop etc.
Overall, having seen many iterations of this genre, Tumblebugs just comes out a little bland.
Ability to restart from last round. Currently, the game asks you to start from 1-1 when you die. It’s a little frustrating having to start from the very beginning.
The scoring board on the top needs to be stationary and not drop down every now and then. It actually blocks your vision at times no matter how short it stays there.
I think little minigames and puzzles make the game worthier of a look. Stoneloops did a push and pull mode where you suck marbles and bounce it off another chain. Think of something that’ll make the game stand out other than graphics.
The best advice I can give you is to check out the FREE lite version. Sadly, I don’t see anything that makes the game worth $2.99 especially if more diverse marble shooters like Luxor and Stoneloops are available for a buck a pop.