Bubble Town Ball and Tips and Tricks to get past the 6th and 7th levels.

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Bubble Town Straight-Up

This article is written for the Free Version of Bubble Town "Straight-Up," on MSN.com, which is a great way to practice for Bubble Town "Ball." "Straight-Up" isn't as flexible as Bubble Town "Ball" and makes you work harder. It is, however, a great place to start to get used to the game. Here are some basic tips and tricks for Bubble Town Straight-Up.


In Bubble Town Straight-Up, balls can't be angled off the top, rather only off the sides. That is with the exception of the occasional shot that you take when you aim at the ceiling and it can come back down and then disappear. This is a technic that can be used if you can't get to the colored borb that you want and adding another borb to the game will only lengthen it.
When you're shooting and a sleeping borg is in the mix, try to do a combination shot that hits the sleeping borg at the same time you hit a matching borg to wake it up.


The sides are the hardest and usually where you'll get stuck. Focus on getting the sides down as quick as possible. But if you get out of balance, the middle can get so close to your shot that it blocks it. So, keep it in balance. Watch for the Crates (the boxes with the number 2 on them) and make sure you have one ready when you get stuck. Hit the crate two times and it will usually drop some kind of power up, which is usually very helpful.


When you're shooting at the Crate, try to make it so that you can take out 3 borbs and hit the Crate at the same time.


If you end up with a borb that doesn't match anything, see if there are a whole lot of borbs of the same type together. Shoot the borb into that pile of borbs making sure to leave another area to shoot an orb of the same type as the piled orbs. Once you get a matching orb, you can shoot it at the pile of orbs and the one that you shot into the middle will simply fall and go back into your tube. Another place to put a borb that doesn't match anything is on one of "The Lumps."


If a borb has another one in front of it, you can sometimes slide the matching borb into place. It doesn't work all of the time, but if you shoot just right, it is possible to get it behind another borb to a matching borb.


Whatever you do, when you get close to the yellow border line, don't shoot a borb on the outside. Keep it inside the line. If it gets shot out of the line, it will likely touch the yellow line and you will lose and the game will be over.


When you get a big drop and a lot of borbs fall, keep shooting if you can. The borbs will fall and fill up the tube as far as they can and then they're gone. You don't get to use them. However, if you keep shooting, then you can use a couple more as a couple more borbs will end up in the tube.


When you're shooting, look for the borbs that are holding all of the other borbs up. Sometimes it's just one or two borbs that you can take out to make a slew of them fall and go into your tube, thus giving you more shots and delaying the falling of the ceiling.


When you use the plunger, remember that it can be more than a borb grabber. Oftentimes, if you aim it right, you can take out a single borb and a slew of borbs will fall. So, look for that single borb that's holding all of the borbs up. It's not always there, but when it is, it really helps. Also, remember that the plunger can be bounced off of the wall, too. You don't have to get a borb with a straight shot, unless of course that's the easiest way.

TIPS FOR THE 6TH AND 7TH LEVEL of Bubble Town "Ball"
By the 6th and 7th level of the Ball Bubble Town, it becomes almost impossible. The only strategy that I've found to get past these levels is to try and hollow out the inside of the Ball. Shoot the borbs that link to the inside creating hanging borbs that will fall and refill your tube.
Start the game by taking a look at the entire gameboard. Notice the large clumps of borbs on the inside. Whether or not there are large clumps, take notice and think about them as you play.
Also, try and take advantage of the Crates. Save them for when you need them.


When you get a plunger, if you can choose a borb that will cause other borbs to fall. Even if it's just one borb, it will delay the falling of the ceiling and give you one more shot.


Shoot for the center "The Lumps," as it's one of these that is holding everything together. Watch the borbs as they spin and you'll notice that they are spinning around one, lone The Lumps. Sometimes if only one or two borbs are attached to The Lumps, then you can get a big drop by only having to take out a couple of borbs.

Bubble Town Ball and Tips and Tricks to get past the 6th and 7th levels.

Bubble Town Ball is a game on the Microsoft Network. The goal of the game is to eliminate all of the borbs by matching three in a row. It sounds easy, but in reality, it's quite challenging. And as with most games, each level gets more difficult with levels 6 and 7 starting to be almost impossible to get past. Following are tips and tricks that I've learned in playing the game.
SHOOTING TIPS
If a borb has another one in front of it, you can sometimes slide the matching borb into place. It doesn't work all of the time, but if you shoot just right, it is possible to get it behind another borb to a matching borb.
Whatever you do, when you get close to the yellow border line, don't shoot a borb on the outside. Keep it inside the line. If it gets shot out of the line, you can lose and the game will be over.
A BIG DROP
When you're shooting, look for the borbs that are holding all of the other borbs up. Sometimes it's just one or two borbs that you can take out to make a slew of them fall and go into your tube, thus giving you more shots and delaying the falling of the ceiling.
When you get a big drop, keep shooting if you can. The borbs will fall and fill up the tube as far as they can and then they're gone. You don't get to use them. However, if you keep shooting, then you can use a couple more as a couple more borbs will end up in the tube.
USE THE PLUNGER EFFECTIVELY
When you use the plunger, remember that it can be more than a borb grabber. Oftentimes, if you aim it right, you can take out a single borb and a slew of borbs will fall. Also, remember that the plunger can be bounced off of the wall, too. You don't have to get a borb with a straight shot, unless of course that's the easiest way.

TIPS TO GET PAST THE 6TH AND 7TH LEVEL

By the 6th and 7th level of the Ball Bubble Town, it becomes almost impossible. The only strategy that I've found to get past these levels is to try and hollow out the inside of the Ball. Shoot the borbs that link to the inside creating hanging borbs that will fall and refill your tube.
Start the game by taking a look at the entire gameboard. Notice the large clumps of borbs on the inside. Whether or not there are large clumps, take notice and think about them as you play.
Also, try and take advantage of the Crates. Shoot them once and don't shoot them again until you need them.
When you get a plunger, if you can choose a borb that will cause other borbs to fall. Even if it's just one borb, it will delay the falling of the ceiling and give you one more shot.
Shoot for the center "The Lumps," as it's one of these that is holding everything together. Watch the borbs as they spin and you'll notice that they are spinning around one, lone The Lumps. Sometimes if only one or two borbs are attached to The Lumps, then you can get a big drop by only having to take out a couple of borbs.

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Pat 4 years ago

I can not get past level 10. Seems there is not muh space at the bottom so it is hard. Any suggestions?


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NikaWest 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

I'm guessing you're playing "Straight-up." On the "Ball" version, when I've gotten there, it's been very small with lots of room. One tip that I've learned is when there's no where to shoot a ball, shoot it in the middle of others of the same so that when you shoot the group of all the same orbs, the single one comes back. It really helps keep you firing!


Anita 3 years ago

The way I figured out to get past levels 7 and 8 is to learn to use the sides to aim at groups of borbs that would otherwise be out of reach. Once I mastered that I no longer get stuck at those levels for infinity! Now I always get past them to levels 10 and 11. Might take two to four tries but don't get stuck any more. However, have not won level 12 to get past that yet. That's my new plateau.


Sweetleaf2010 3 years ago

I have been playing for a long time now and I get through all levels with a breeze. But I can't get passed level 10 either.. Don't know what to do. Almost ready to say the heck with it!!


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NikaWest 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Okay. You all have talked me into going back to the mighty Bubble Town. I actually quit because I couldn't get past several levels. Thanks for your encouragement. The one thing I can say after a day of playing again is that it's all about getting the bonus items. Somehow or another just when you know you're DEAD, if you find a bonus item like the treasure chest or the various other freebies in the game, it tends to let you win. Just a thought. I'm actually exploring this idea and haven't come to any conclusions in my experimentation. Tell me what you think. Cheers.


Bookworm 23 months ago

I play the Ball version daily -- it's how I disconnect from problems of the day. Today suddenly the game is tiny. Maximizing the window does not increase the size of the game area. Is this happening to others or just me? Did they make a change, or did my computer do something?


Bookworm 21 months ago

Never mind -- they fixed it. Love this game!


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favored 17 months ago from USA

I've been trying to figure out why Bubbletown says "Sorry there are no videos.) It hasn't been working on the Internet for a few days. Thought this article might have some insight about that. I use it to relax so I'm missing it about now :( Thanks anyway Nika.

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