Tiny Bubbles cheats and tips - How I play Tiny Bubbles

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Tiny Bubbles cheats and tips - How I play Tiny Bubbles
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Sometimes you need to sit back and relax, and when playing Tiny Bubbles, relaxed is definitely one word you can use to describe the experience.

You simply tap on bubbles to inject them with colour, slowly whittling them away to solve each puzzle. Yep, it's just as chilled as it sounds.

We've broken down how to play the game here, so take a look before jumping in to one of the more laid back games we've played this year.

Tiny Bubbles

Just a dab

Tiny Bubbles is played by linking together four bubbles of the same colour. It's pretty simple in premise, but as you can imagine, things start ramping up fast.

You'll begin just by filling in the blanks and making bubbles disappear, but you'll soon learn that you need to be a bit more strategic about your placement.

Watch how many colour splashes you have at the top of the screen, and in which order you get colours, so you know what's coming up and can plan accordingly.

Colour me surprised

At first you'll be filling in blank bubbles with colour, but soon you'll be adding colours to other colours, blending them together in order to complete levels.

That means you'll need to be thinking ahead that much more, and you'll need to know which bubbles will create what colours.

Of course you can just, you know, figure it out, if you're good with that sort of thing. If you're more like me, however, you can instead hold a bubble instead of tapping it to see what colour you'll get.

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Multi bubbles

Even though this is a puzzle game, that doesn't mean you'll have to be waiting around to make your next move. In fact, time is of the essence in many puzzles.

Tap bubbles quickly and you'll be able to string together longer chains, and get bubbles you simply wouldn't be able to if you were taking things one at a time.

This is actually an essential tactic in many puzzles, so think things through first, but use speed where necessary.

Fighting the fish

Some levels will have fish in them, which blow extra bubbles for you to fill. Much like in the last tip, in these situations, time is of the essence.

The fish might actually help you, and blow a bubble in the perfect location for you to progress or get a big combo, but in equal measure, they could add bubbles you simply don't want to the situation.

You can wait on them and see where they place their bubbles before planning ahead, but both patience and haste are going to be required for these levels.

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Colour blind

Finally, there's colourblind mode. You might've noticed the pics in this guide have different colours from what you might be used to, and that's because they were taken with colourblind mode enabled.

The palette is slightly more dull, unfortunately, but if you do suffer from colourblindness this is likely to improve your quality of life in this game.

Only use it if necessary though, as otherwise, it's frankly a bit of a downgrade!

Dave Aubrey
Dave Aubrey
Dave served as a contributor, and then Guides Editor at Pocket Gamer from 2015 through to 2019. He specialised in Nintendo, complaining about them for a living.