Just a quick heads-up to let folks know that Liqua Pop [link], which we saw demonstrated at the EA Mobile press event while out at GDC 2011, has recently gone live in the App Store.

A game that looks quite lickable (well, aside from the bugs…), EA Mobile's upcoming Liqua Pop is a color-matching puzzle game with lovely, fluid graphics and animation. Your task is to match like-color droplets by dragging and merging them together to form a large enough droplet to kick off its elimination timer. A shake to the iPhone will get that done earlier, but sometimes it's best to wait, as the larger a droplet the more points are awarded as it blinks out. Don't clear the droplets fast enough and the screen fills up and it's game over.

The real object of the game is to get your friend Toadie, who lives on the left side of the screen, to the top of his leaf by releasing bugs (seven types in all) from within certain of the aforementioned droplets. With the release of most bugs, Toadie inches upwards, but certain bugs leave behind obstacles that slow down your progress. When Toadie reaches the top, it's on to the next level.

Liqua Pop is certainly one of the most polished color-matching titles I've seen, with its colorful Retina-supporting visuals and convincing animation. Facebook integration allows scores to be shared with friends.

  • Siosae

    Really enjoying this game the last couple of days. There is only one thing missing: please make it an universal app or bring on a hd version.

    Would love to play this game on a larger screen.

  • Steve

    Have it, and thought it was pretty boring.
    Much more like a 0.99c games than a $1.99 game..

    • http://twitter.com/dusser Rasmus Andersson

      Yeah, the difference between 0.99 and 1.99 clearly is fundamental...

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Is this game fun? Anyone try it yet? From that video I can't shake the feeling that it's all a little too simple and you can't really make a mistake. Looks VERY slick, but I'm not convinced it's fun or challenging yet. Probably is, though. :)

    • http://toucharcade.com blakespot

      It's fun and challenging.

  • Anonymous

    How does it look on an iPad?

    • PyroDecimo

      Runs great with RetinaPad. Crisp, clear and smooth graphics. Without it at 2x blown it's much more jagged and dull as you would expect of all upscaled games.