King had already been around the block long before Candy Crush; in fact, the first game that they released way back in 2011 was no other than Bubble Witch Saga, a puzzle game that clearly had its fill of Puzzle Bobble’s gameplay landing it as a cornerstone for what was to come. After releasing its sequel in 2014, they’re brushing off dust and picking up where they left off with a release of what looks like this game’s third title. And we’re keeping things up in the air here, by saying “looks like” because the game itself was leaked and distributed under the code name Wilbur. Even though within the innards of its APK package the truth is revealed with the games real author info (com.king.bubblewitch3).
This time around, the game has revamped its system of gameplay while still retaining elements of past titles by keeping players popping colored bubbles to destroy a falling tree of bubbles that hangs just above a witch’s head. But, it’s also got the added bonus of there being no time limit, and you can choose to shoot those bubbles at your own leisurely pace.
Wilbur is the evil cat from the backstory of this saga, and is in any case a mere trimming covering up the true development behind a game which consists in beating levels and managing your life count so you won’t get stuck and have to wait for them to recharge before continuing. Nothing new under the Sun.
So the story goes, Bubble Witch Saga 3 aka Wilbur is yet another of the soft-launches released by the creators at King. It’s available in certain countries before the international release, as was the case withe Hero, the RPG for dummies released just a few weeks ago. This appears to be an early version of this game given its number (v0.0.13), but it is already totally functional and offers an endless number of levels ready to enjoy straight from its APK.