Bubble Witch Saga 2 is a match-three sequel starring a glamorous sorceress.
It's witching hour!
The object, as in the first Bubble Witch Saga game (and countless other games) is to clear colored bubbles by matching them in groups of three or more of the same color. There are lots of levels and plenty of special spooky power-ups and boosters to use on the way.
In order to progress through the levels in Bubble Witch Saga 2 you must complete each level's challenge. Usually this involves simply clearing the board of bubbles, but you may also be asked to free ghosts or animals by wiping out the clusters of bubbles that encase them.
As with many of King's 'Saga' games (Candy Crush, Papa Pear, Farm Heroes, etc.) there comes a point after a few levels of Bubble Witch Saga 2 (in my case, around level 20), where it becomes impossible to clear the bubbles in the set number of moves. At this point, you need to pay for game gold for more moves, wait, or link in to your Facebook account to earn the right to continue. It's very frustrating for the newcomer, but if you're used to these games you'll probably be more comfortable with this monetization mechanic.
Point and shoot
Bubble Witch Saga 2 is very easy to get into, even if you've not played this type of game before. Everything is clearly laid out in front of you, and on-screen instructions walk you through anything that's not immediately obvious.
The aiming system in Bubble Witch Saga 2 is very precise: the dotted line that appears when you aim indicates where the bubble will go. Pay attention to this, especially if you want to make the bubble bounce. If you aim even a millimeter to the left or right, the bubble won’t go exactly where you want it to go.
Whatever you may think of this type of game, it's hard to fault the graphics in Bubble Witch Saga 2, which are enticingly cute and colorful. The colored bubbles look good enough to eat, as do the incidental characters in the game. My only wish would be for more characters, perhaps even interacting together in cut scenes between levels.
The dreamy soundtrack in Bubble Witch Saga 2 is one that really gets inside your head. In fact, I'm humming it to myself now, 30 minutes after putting the game down.
Fun, if you like this sort of thing
Those with a penchant for match-three puzzle games will enjoy Bubble Witch Saga 2. It brings little new to the table, though.