There's a battle brewing in the backyard and only you can save the day! Tumblebugs is the hit action-puzzler in which Black Bugs are rounding up and trapping the peaceful Tumblebugs underground.Time Trial has similar gameplay to Story Mode, but with a few changes. Go get those bugs and Happy Gaming! The graphics are bright and colorful. Story Mode takes your through the various levels and temples the game offers, which are then unlocked for Time Trial when beaten. Powerups[ edit ] Rewind: The Tumblebugs are briefly able to push back against their captors and move away from the lair. Playing the game is as simple as that. This gives you the ability to save some beetles or switch to one that will give you a match right away. Your goal is to free all the colored beetles from the black bug's control by matching them in groups of three or more before they reach the hole. The biggest downside is that despite the differences and changes that occur from level to level, there isn't much variety in the action. I remember the shooting to make groups of 3 or more matches as the bugs ran along not just one conveyor belt, but sometimes 2, and sometimes you could jump between the 2 lines and shoot and jump back to the first and sometimes you just had to shoot into both lines from 1 position. Tumblebugs Review - Review by Brandon Tumblebugs is an an exciting puzzle game that places you in control of the hero Tumble as you try to save the colorful beetles from being enslaved by the Black Bug Empire. The number of colors you need to deal with slowly increase as well, with many different colors to manage. When one bug reaches the opening, the player loses a life and the other bugs in the line quickly rush underground. This game is extremely fun AND extremely challenging. Date published:
Gameplay[ edit ] Tumblebugs features a 'bridge' shoot The objective is to save all of the bugs rolling round the screen, before they reach the opening to the Black Bug Empire's underground lair. As you beat levels, the speed of the chain and complexity of paths continue to increase and some levels have you dealing with two chains, a challenging task. Some levels take the path through tunnels you can't fire balls into, or a path that winds around Tumble and blocks your line of fire. I got up to Level before the demo ended, so it almost sounds like half the game, and I lost 2 lives at Level and Another fun feature is that on many levels you will have the ability to jump between multiple shooting platforms and take shots from different angles. The level selection screen shows all of the levels you've unlocked so far. I need lots of room to move the mouse around on my desk, so keyboard, papers, everything gets pushed to the side - LOL! Each stage was a little different and fun. This powerup did not appear in Tumblebugs 2. Tumble holds three beetles, often different colors, that you can easily switch between as well. Such an option would have been a nice addition to improve the game for players finding it too hard or too easy. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by mrm from Tumblebugs Revisited?
If you enjoy fast-paced matching games then play Tumblebugs now! Working towards bonuses or grabbing powerups adds to the excitement. Great presentation makes an already great game even better. The music in this game is fantastic, some of the best I've ever heard, and a lot of the levels are amazing. Gameplay[ edit ] Tumblebugs features a 'bridge' shoot The objective is to save all of the bugs rolling round the screen, before they reach the opening to the Black Bug Empire's underground lair. I depend on the cursor to bulls-eye the targets a little more than I do in Bird's Town, where I basically just aim and shoot. I personally don't agree, I find it to be really easy nothing compared to the final level of the sequel. The player can save the bugs by firing a coloured bug from Tumble's back towards a group of two or more of the same coloured balls. The levels are very challenging. As you match beetles, you'll often earn powerups that add some excitement and strategy to the game and can be very helpful in freeing the beetles. I played this game for about 5 minutes in demo mode before I decided to buy it. I remember the winding trails and the many holes where I couldn't even FIND the end until I saw that blinking red exclamation point that signifies the "death hole" came into sight. There are a ton of levels to take on that provide a variety of challenges. These versions include minor enhancements such as an aiming target which appears shortly after touching and holding on the device screen and Game Center integration. Free the Enslaved Bugs Tumble is placed in a fixed location on each level, with a winding path that leads to a hole.