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Frozen Bubble

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Description

Frozen Bubble is an open-source Puzzle Bobble clone.

In each level, the rectangular playing area contains a different pattern of colored bubbles. At the bottom of the screen is Tux, the Linux penguin, who is being controlled by the player. As Tux, he operates a machine that fires new bubbles up the screen in a chosen direction. These bubbles travel in straight lines, possibly bouncing off the walls of the playing area, until they are stopped by other bubbles. As soon as three bubbles of the same color touch each other, they fall off the screen, along with any bubbles hanging only from them. At regular times, the ceiling of the playing area is lowered, leaving less room to put new bubbles. If any existing bubbles pass the bottom of the playing area before it is completely empty, it's game over.

The game contains 100 handmade levels. It is also possible to play a randomly generated level or create one yourself with the built-in level editor.

Screenshots

Frozen Bubble Browser Not very good...
Frozen Bubble Linux Playing level 2.
Frozen Bubble Browser Three lifes left.
Frozen Bubble Linux I beat the level.

Alternate Titles

  • "Micro FB" -- J2ME title

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The Press Says

Clubic Symbian Jun 30, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Linux For You Linux Sep 01, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Softonic Symbian Jul 03, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Clubic Macintosh Feb 28, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Softonic Android Mar 12, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Softonic Symbian Feb 19, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic Android Jan 31, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Abandonia Reloaded Linux May 26, 2005 3.3 out of 5 66
Abandonia Reloaded Macintosh May 26, 2005 3.3 out of 5 66
VictoryGames.pl Browser Nov 14, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Windows port

The game never received an official Windows port; in the developer's words,
I already happen to not like Windows very much, but since I work for a free software company, I'm certainly not gonna spend some time porting the game to Windows.
That said, version 1.0.0 of the game was ported to Windows by Amir Szekely; the download page on the official Frozen Bubble website used to link to the port's web page, though with the note that "proprietary software sucks, please use Frozen Bubble with a free OS when possible". After the release of v2.0.0 the link was removed, with the note that "No the 2.x version is not yet ported to Windows or Mac OSX. Ideal time to switch to Linux!"

As of 2014, the download page promises that "The upcoming 2.2.1 version is ported to Windows and Mac OSX thanks to Kartik, Froggs and friends!"

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