As mentioned, Bubble Shooter is a very easy to game to learn. The game rules are very basic, and therefore the game fits all ages as long as you know how to click a mouse, are able to distinguish the colors, and have some sort of logical reasoning that you can apply to the game when you strike the bubbles. The purpose of Bubble Shooter is to remove all the lines of bubbles by aiming and hitting the right ones. Clusters of bubbles are removed when you hit a bubble of a certain color with your bubble of the same color. As an integral part of the game, you have to make sure that the cluster of bubbles you decide to aim for is the same colors as the bubble you are aiming and shooting at. You may be lucky that you hit a string or cluster of multiple connected bubbles, but usually you will only be able to remove two, three or four bubbles at a time. If you just hit one bubble of the same color, the bubbles will not be removed, as you need to hit a string of at least two bubbles (3 including your own bubble).
- Find some bubbles to aim at. Best case scenario would be to aim at at least 2 connected bubbles of the same color as the one you are aiming with.
- Shoot the bubble or string of bubbles and hope you hit the target.
- Start over, with a goal to remove all the bubbles from the screen.
It would be too easy if you could miss all your bubbles without being punished for it. For every fifth bubble that you are unable to connect to a string or cluster of two or more bubbles of the same color, Bubble Shooter will add another line of bubbles on top in order to make the game increasingly harder the more mistakes you make. Because of this, you cannot just sit back, relax, and hope for the game to end by itself regardless of how many mistakes you make – you have to always be aware of hitting the right ones ensuring you an eventual victory. It rewards you on your road towards victory when you hit the right ones, but Bubble Shooter also punishes you for being sloppy at times when connecting bubbles actually is an option.
If you remove a color entirely, the color will not appear again. By the time a color is entirely gone, you are usually about to win the game as Bubble Shooter will get a lot easier with fewer colors to work with. Naturally, bigger clusters of less amounts of colors will occur and therefore it will be more simple and require less accuracy to hit the spots you want to hit.