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Nov 17, 2010 | 4:57 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place November 18, 2010

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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 of luck, and happy Bomboozling!



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. :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game

Nice to see a sequal loved the first one very much thank you for making such a great game!

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Megadev responds:

Glad to hear it - thanks for playing!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


good gameplay, very addictive, basically this is a special edition type tetris. Although the guy on the side who keeps on scratchinng his butt with the pencil is very distracting...

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Megadev responds:

You can turn that guy off in the options menu - you either love him or hate him it seems! ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazingly fun

Nothing really bothering me except one thing. Now you can only collect 100 of each kind instead of the usual 100 needed for this action but you can collect up to 1000 if you want.

If you implement such sort of 'harvesting' in Bomboozle 3 you will get a 10!

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Megadev responds:

Thanks for the suggestion - we might well do that! :) Oh, and by the way, the purple potion detonates *every* bomb, regardless of whether they're all in range of each other or not, which comes in handy for the "100% Clearance" medal.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice style and presentation

Just not a lot of innovation. There aren't many unique ideas in the match 3 puzzle game genre left. The little test tubes that you can use for different effects were a nice touch getting them full enough for activation takes quite some time so they don't have that large of an effect on gameplay.

It was a nice game though and I did enjoy it.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I like games that make you feel smart even if you're only selecting random combinations of blobs.

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