Marble-Popper Game easier 12 MB
No Untimed Option PC Walkthrough not needed
Premise: A stream of marbles is moving toward a hole in the ground and your goal is to destroy them all before the first one reaches the hole. You use your frog statue to shoot marbles at same-colored marbles in that line, and you wipe them out, one block of color at a time, by aiming your marbles to create groups of three or more of the same color, which makes those marbles disappear.
Hints: Before you start, definitely read the instructions by clicking on Help in the main menu. ~ Remember, if the color of the marble in the frog’s mouth isn’t what you can use, you can right-click your mouse to trade it with the next one. ~ You can see what the next color is by the little dot on the top of the frog’s head. ~ If neither color is immediately useful, you can spin the frog away from the stream of marbles and shoot those useless marbles away. ~ Try to keep an eye on the colors approaching because if there is a large block of color coming very soon, you might want to right-click and save the marble that matches it. ~ Watch also for power-up symbols that might be right around the bend, as you might want to save a marble for that too. ~ Be careful when the line gets close to the hole; as soon as it enters that last stretch, you’ll notice that every time you hit it you push the line closer and closer to the hole, even when you’ve made a match! ~ Therefore it is to your advantage to wipe out the very big blocks of color because that causes a break in the chain; when that happens, if you concentrate on hitting marbles in that second section while it’s still disconnected, it won’t push the front of the line closer to the hole. ~ If you can keep working on the disconnected section long enough, the fire or ice power-up will finally appear again and that’s when you can blast the marbles nearest the hole. ~ Whenever you’re lucky enough to have the stream move backwards, wait until it stops because if you shoot, that will stop the movement, and you need the marbles to move as far back away from the hole as possible. ~ Also be aware that the movement varies, faster and slower, which can cause you to shoot a marble into the wrong place. ~ To increase your shooting accuracy, aim for the front of a marble or a block of the same color, front being the direction of the marble’s movement. ~ Also to increase your shooting accuracy, place your cursor on the exact spot you want to hit.
More Hints: You’ll notice that certain balls are different because they have little balls on top of them. If the little ball is the same color, that marble counts as two and will disappear with just one shot. ~ If the ball is a different color, that’s what will appear when the original marble disappears. ~ A 2-colored or 3-colored stack is difficult to get rid of unless you shoot it with a power-up. ~ However, the one thing you don’t want to hit with a power-up is another power-up.
Still More Hints: Power-ups are skills that act like weapons that your frog will temporarily gain, and without which you’ll be hard-pressed to win when the game gets faster and the route gets harder. ~ Sometimes the power-up is for one use only, and sometimes it’s for approx. five shots in a row. ~ Power-ups are represented by symbols which will appear suddenly on a marble, and then gradually disappear; make use of them when they are within reach. ~ You can also buy them between rounds, and they are a good investment when the game gets difficult. ~ You need to familiarize yourself with the differences between the various power-ups, as that knowledge will become critical to your success. ~ Unfortunately, you are not able to call up any of the power-ups when you want them; they appear according to their own schedule.
Still More Hints: Whenever possible, make a 3-or-more-marbles match with any marble that has a symbol on it before the symbol disappears, because symbols represent power-ups, and that’s how you access some of them. ~ You’ll know that the frog is going to shoot two marbles at once when when you can see the belt across his back that is holding his gun holsters. ~ When you get the power-up with the laser eyes on it, your shooting will be very precise, and that’s a good time to shoot the marbles that have little balls of different colors stacked on them. ~ Fire and ice are the best power-ups because they will destroy all the balls in their path, even through two or three rows. I buy fire or ice whenever it appears in the store. ~ As the game progresses, the levels become more difficult, and I buy whichever two power-ups are offered in the store, before every round. ~ I also buy an extra life whenever I can afford it because each one I buy permanently raises my starting number of lives on every subsequent level. ~ Another great investment is the ice skin. Unfortunately, there is a 45-second wait before it charges up, and another 45-second wait between ice blasts… and in this game 45 seconds is a very, very long time to wait. Thankfully, there is an upgrade you can buy, so at least the power lasts longer.
My Review: This is one of the better Marble Popper games because the game doesn’t end when you run out of lives; you get a new set of lives and start where you were on the path.
My Recommendation: If you want to try a game in the very popular Marble Popper genre, this is a good one to start with.
You can try it for free here: Chameleon Gems