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Guide written by: Bagel
Last updated: December 2015

INTRODUCTION

Mini Bubbles is located under the “Arcade” section of the “Games” area and requires you to free all the minis from TSG before she kidnaps them

You can win a maximum payout of 10,000 five times a day, and receive a Mega Money Madness (MMM) ticket if you reach a score of 500 and above.

HOW THE GAME WORKS

When you first click “Play” you will be directed to the main menu where can either start the game by pressing ‘Play’ or find out what the game is about by clicking ‘About’

You can toggle the sound off and on by clicking the blue/purple music icon in the top right-hand corner. Your score is displayed in the top left-hand corner.

What you need to do in the game is rescue all the minis by removing the bubbles below them and the bubble they are in, by double clicking bubbles of the same color to make them disappear. You need at least two bubbles of the same color to remove them and your score goes up when you remove bubbles from the game field.

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Once you have rescued all the minis from that screen, you move on to the next level and the difficulty increases, such as more bubbles below the mini that you have to remove or new colored bubbles. It doesn’t matter if you have any bubbles left, as soon as all the minis are rescued the level is complete.

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Above shows what happens when you’ve rescued all the minis. It automatically takes you to the next level. Note how many bubbles are left, meaning the highest possible score for this level wasn’t reached by rescuing the minis straight away.

Once you are unable to remove any more bubbles, the game ends. Below is an example of typical game play.

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In the above move, the two yellow bubbles to the far left below the first two minis are being removed. In the first image you can see that the bubbles are distorted because they shake when you click once, then disappear when you click twice. In the second image the yellow bubbles have disappeared.

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In the above move, I am removing the four oranges bubbles to the far left below the first three minis. In the second image the orange bubbles have disappeared.

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In the above move, I am removing the seven pink bubbles to the far left, surrounding the second to fifth minis. In the second image the pink bubbles have disappeared and I’ve rescued my first mini, who has dropped to the bottom of the screen.

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In the above move, I am removing the two blue bubbles to the far left, above the first mini. In the second image the blue bubbles have disappeared and I’ve rescued my second mini, who has dropped to the bottom of the screen.

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In the above move, I am removing the four orange bubbles to the far left, above the second, fourth and fifth mini. In the second image the orange bubbles have disappeared and I’ve rescued two more minis, who has dropped to the bottom of the screen.

GAME TIPS

This is an interesting game, as it’s not time limited and there seems to be two conflicting goals. One being to rescue all the minis so you can get to the next level, and the other being maximizing your score by removing as many bubbles from the field that you can. These are conflicting because as soon as your rescue all the minis you move straight to the next level and you can’t clear any more bubbles for that level.

What does this mean? Well, it means you need to play the game in such a way that you clear as many bubbles as you can while leaving at least one mini trapped in a bubble until the last possible second. This means you need to plan your moves very carefully if you want to maximize your score.

One way to do this is to rescue the minis line by line, counting how many bubbles you need to remove to rescue the mini and making sure you know how/if that is possible before clearing one single bubble. All it takes is one move to ruin the entire game for you if you can’t rescue every single mini. See below for another example where I walk you through this type of game play.

You also need to check that any moves you make don’t negatively impact on the next mini you have to rescue.

Another tip is to work from the bottom upwards when clearing bubbles. This is because any bubbles cleared from the top of a line will move the bubbles below it, so if you already have a group of bubbles below they may be broken up because of a move you make above it. If you need to clear some bubbles from the top just double check that it won’t negatively impact any groups of bubbles below it.

EXAMPLE OF A MORE COMPLICATED GAME PLAY

Let’s take a look at the below game field. As you can see, the first mini from the left will be rescued if we can clear three bubbles. Currently, there is only one batch of bubbles we can clear that will only remove one bubble from that line (refer to the red box above) so we need to have a good look and decide, before we make a move, how we will clear those other two bubbles to rescue the first mini.

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A move could be to remove the orange bubbles in the second and third line, or the pink bubble is the second and third line (refer to the yellow box above) as it will move the purple bubble below it to adjacent to a purple bubble in the first line (refer to the green line above). This will clear another bubble from the first line, and then move the two yellow bubbles in the first line together (refer to the orange bracket above), giving us a total of four bubbles cleared and the mini will be rescued. See below for the game play.

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This is why it’s extremely important to assess each line and decide, before you make any moves, how you will rescue the mini, as it’s not always obvious and it may require a complex solution.

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