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Nov 17, 2010 | 4:57 AM EST
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Hello once again Newgrounders, and welcome to Bomboozle 2, where your job is to clear the island of as many of the pesky blob invaders as possible! There are now two ways of clearing blobs - the first is to simply click a group of 3 or more of the same colour, then click again. The second is to hold the left mouse button to draw a line over a chain of blobs, then let go to destroy them - both methods have their uses! Try toggling one-click mode with the space bar for rapid blob annihilation!

If you're able to clear a group of 5 or more then you'll be rewarded with a rather handy bomb which can clear a load of blobs in one go - just click a bomb twice to detonate it. If you're smart then you can chain multiple bomb explosions together to rack up stacks of points! A word of warning though - try to avoid clearing groups of 3 as a skull will be dropped in to the board which can only be removed with a bomb!

As you progress you'll come across new blobs which will make your life even more difficult than it already is. Fortunately though you have all new special abilities which are represented by the pots at the bottom of the screen. As you clear blobs these pots fill up, and once full you can use them to help you with a variety of things, such as destroying skulls and removing troublesome blobs at the bottom of the board.

There are many different ways to play Bomboozle 2, so develop your own strategy and go for the top score! There's a handy little surprise waiting for you if you an unlock all of the medals...best of luck, and happy Bomboozling!

Cheers,

Megadev.

PS. Thanks to NG users "steffen144", "noxus21" not to mention "fewmenleft" via Twitter, version 0.4.9 now has a few bug fixes and improvements. For example, collecting the treasure on your last move in 100 Moves mode will actually end the game properly now, multiple bombs can no longer be selected (massive bug I somehow missed!), but to make up for this the green potion will now kill the masked skulls outright.

PPS. Just uploaded version 0.5.0. Thanks to further input from "fewmenleft", I've now adjusted the "Destroy the bottom 3 rows" powerup so that it destroys all blobs outright - previously, megaskulls would just lose their mask and frozen blobs would only thaw out.

PPS. Thanks to Tom for the front page action! Just fixed another bug too - didn't realise that the last three pots weren't filling properly, so that's now fixed; ie. skulls should fill the white pot, wildcards should fill the rainbow pot, and bombs should fill the black pot. Don't know how we missed that, but there you go.

PPPS! Fixed an issue with the treasure not always reappearing, which is of course pretty important for getting that last medal. :)

PPPPS. ;) A few people (particularly WtfNinja and Morgomir) mentioned that they didn't think the game should end if you still had pots filled which could get you out of trouble, so I've now updated the game to allow for this. It did require a fair bit of code rewriting though, so let me know if any bugs pop up! The latest version is v0.5.6 - thanks for everyone's feedback and comments. :)

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insanity-raver1990insanity-raver1990

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Next time

You should have him draw actual pictures as you complete lvls lol


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Megadev responds:

Nice idea - I'll make a note of that!


squigglegigglepusssquigglegigglepuss

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Oldie but a Goodie

Fresh spin on a classic concept; both fun and addicting.



ds009ds009

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Here's a well designed Puzzle game

While this game follows so many before it, it is a great puzzle game. You added your own touch and function to the game. I'm still boggled how to destroy the crystals with colors in it. never did get 3 of them next to each other. could destroy it with a bomb :)


Megadev responds:

Yep, I'm afraid that's the only way to get to the frozen blobs - with a bomb. :) Maybe in Bomboozle 3 we'll have them thaw out after so many turns...


fenemfenem

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

GREAT!

Wow, this had me stuck for hours!
Any plans for a third one?


Megadev responds:

We'd love to make a third game, but we're going to be moving on to some new concepts for at least the next few months. We're always open to feedback though, so if there's anything you'd like to see in Bomboozle 3 (working title ;-) ) then just send us a message via NG!


VulxaniSolasVulxaniSolas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Another thing you could update.

The amount of bombs, skulls, and rainbows needed to fill their respective pots. I mean, I've played this game 30 times, and not once have I been able to even USE any of the powers from the white, rainbow, and black pots. Since the bombs, skulls, and rainbows appear at a lower rate, you could cut the amount needed to fill them down to fifty, perhaps?

Otherwise Keep up the good work. 10/10


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Megadev responds:

Ah yes, well those last three pots are very hard to fill indeed as their respective powers are very useful, so it kind of balances out really. I'd be pretty amazed if you could fill any of those pots in either Timed or 100 Moves mode, but it's certainly possible in casual if you can survive long enough. Cheers for the feedback and good luck in getting those last pots filled!