"Makes Me Feel..."
Puzzle Bobble 3D is as its name implies, taking the series concept of matching three bubbles of the same color into the third-dimension. If you so happen to be new to the series, Puzzle Bobble involves having the twin brother dragons, Bub and Bob, aim and shoot random bubbles out of a cannon, towards a ceiling constructed with bubbles of varying colors. All of the games prior perform this on a 2D plane, similar to something like Tetris. In 3D, the abstract bubble structures are no longer attached to a ceiling, instead glued to a core floating in the background, all while the Bubble Dragons and their cannon are positioned in the foreground. In this game's case, the objective is to dig towards the core to destroy it, which can be done when only one bubble remains attached.
There's a catch: the 3D in the title doesn't just mean the visuals, as it also applies to the bubble structures themselves. Some bubbles are facing your direction, some are diagonally slanted in all types of angles, and there's even bubbles out of your view. So then how does something like that work from a gameplay standpoint? Can you move said structures around with one of your analog sticks? Nope. The only way you can "move" them is with each shot you make; if you shoot at something on your left, the whole structure will spin in that direction upon contact. That's... pretty much how you move the back bubbles to the forefront.
Community review by dementedhut (September 22, 2022)
I am 'fraid of 3D bubbles.
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