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1,000 Blobs 5 Points Destroy 1,000 blobs in a single game; easy!
10 x Chain 5 Points Clear a chain of 10 blobs, or more of course
10 x Combo 10 Points Set off 10 or more bombs in one go!
100,000 Points 10 Points Score 100,000 points in a single game.
25% Clearance 10 Points Clear 25% of the board in one move...tricky!
100 Games 25 Points Play 100 games of Bomboozle 2, any mode will do!
100,000 total blobs 25 Points Clear the island of 100,000 blobs - could take some time!
2,000 Blobs 25 Points Exterminate 2,000 blobs in one game...
20 x Chain 25 Points Clear a chain of 20 blobs; can you do it?
20 x Combo 25 Points Set off 20 or more bombs in one go! Kaboom!
250,000 Points 50 Points Score a quarter of a million points in one game!
30 x Chain 50 Points Clear a chain of 30 blobs!?!
50% Clearance 50 Points Clear 50% of the board in one move...good luck!
10 Treasures 100 Points Gather 10 treasure chests in a game. AHARR!!!
100% Clearance 100 Points Clear the ENTIRE board in one move, by any means necessary!
3,000 Blobs 100 Points Dispose of 3,000 blobs in a single game...
30 x Combo 100 Points Set off 30 or more bombs in one go! :-O
500,000 Points 100 Points Score a monstrous 500K! Can it be done?

Author Comments

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. :)

Reviews


WolfwooD10WolfwooD10

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 20, 2010

There are so many "Match 3" games

And this is yet another good variation on them! my other favorites are 4 Elements, and this one where you clear certain boards by this match 3 style to build and improve a Roman city.

anyways, lots of fun! really hard when the ice blocks start falling in. cheers


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blazingdragoonblazingdragoon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 19, 2010

Like the game, but one bad inconsistency

Was going for a high score, and after using a green pot previously to destroy all the skulls on the board, including ones with the iron mask, I finally filled up the pot that allows me to turn all skulls into bombs. Seeing as how I assumed that "all skulls" meant the same thing for both pots, I kept hitting clusters of 3 to get a lot of skulls that had masks. When I went to turn them all into bombs, however, only the regular ones that had been hit by a bomb prior turned into bombs and the masked skulls remained the same.

Might want to change the wording on that pot, since it was REALLY frustrating to have "all skulls" mean two different things, especially since it cost me getting to 500,000 :(.


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Megadev responds:

That's a good point - should be fixed now, although you might have to wait until the update is approved, and you'll probably need to do a refresh too. The new version number should be 0.5.4, which you can find confirmation of in the credits screen. Thanks for reporting that! :)


HauntedVHauntedV

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 19, 2010

REALLY FUN

fun but one problem i was very far if i had got one more skull i would have lost there was only one match i could do but that match had a skull it's just not fair


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Megadev responds:

Ah, well that's why you have to look ahead - eventually you'll get in to trouble anyway. Glad you enjoyed it. :)


Lurid138Lurid138

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 19, 2010

Front page worthy!

Highly addictive and a ton of fun. The game is VERY responsive and the animation are smooth and clear without taking up any time from the drop of the other blobs.
If marketed to the right people and site, you could be in possession of the next big puzzle game like Bejewled or Blitz!


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Megadev responds:

We showed it to quite a few portals and sponsors but couldn't even get a decent sponsorship deal for some reason. The game seems to be going down well though, so we'll definitely be thinking about Bomboozle 3, although it could be another year or so before that happens - we've got a stack of other ideas to get through first. :)


OneLifeLeftOneLifeLeft

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 18, 2010

Perfect

Really fun game to play. The art and Gameplay makes it alot more exiting then your average puzzle game. The achievments are very challenginq. I'd say you did a perfect job with this one.


Megadev responds:

Cheers - I might have been a bit too evil with some of the medals, but everyone enjoys a challenge eh? ;)